St. Helen, Sweet Basil, and the Holy Cross

September 14th marks yet another important Feast Day in the Greek Orthodox Church. It’s the day a woman born in obscurity would find something highly regarded by much of today’s world.

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Agia Paraskevi (Saint Friday)

Imagine not being able to see the words on your screen.  Imagine not being able to see anything.  Imagine having that all miraculously change.  I’m hoping I won’t have to imagine it.

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A Baby is Blessed

20181015_144043Last Sunday was a special day for my family.  My new grandson was brought to church for the first time following the same kind of practice going back thousands of years.  The same practice as when Jesus was brought to the synagogue when he was a baby.

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

I’m not talking about beautiful sunsets, stunning wildlife, or Abe Lincoln’s likeness in a potato chip.  I’m talking inexplicable, logic defying phenomena that emotionally moves you to the core.  I do.

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Great Lent

13131646_10209283437745925_7332453790807098832_oAh, Great Lent.  That multi-week period of time where every orthodox child develops a love-hate relationship with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Feast Days in the Orthodox Church

In the Eastern Orthodox faith, days that commemorate a particular saint, holy event, or the angels are called feast days.  Is it called a feast day because there is a feast?  No.  Can food be part of the equation?  Yes.

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