the fast : detoxification for the soul

the fast : detoxification for the soul

“Showing joyfulness of soul in the Fast, let us not be of sad countenance, for the change in our “manner of living” during these blessed days will help us to gain holiness.”   The Greek word for diet means “our manner of living” and in all respects, that extends beyond the staples of our pantries, cupboards and recipe books.  No, our “manner of living” embodies the very core of our being.  In...

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gluten free peach cobbler

gluten free peach cobbler

“When you sit down to eat, pray.  When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you.  If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness.  When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes.  When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way.  Similarly,...

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we are God’s children

we are God’s children

  “God created man from dust but He loves us as a father loves his children, and waits with longing for us to come to Him… the Lord never ceases to call us to Himself: “Come unto me and I will give you rest.”  he nourishes us with His most holy Body and Blood.  In His mercy He schools us by His word and the Holy Spirit.  He has revealed His mysteries to us.  He lives in us and in the Sacraments of the Church, and leads us where we...

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a peaceful fast

a peaceful fast

O Word supreme in love, who with the Father and the Spirit hast created all things visible and invisible in Thy wisdom past speech, grant that we may spend the season of the joyful Fast in profound peace. Matins: Tuesday in Cheesefare Week This past week of Meatfare and this present week of Cheesefare offers Orthodox Christians a wonderful occasion to clean our pantries of leftover meat, dairy and eggs as we ease into the strictness of the Fast...

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clam chowder

clam chowder

“The kingdom of heaven is not a reward for works, but a gift of grace prepared by the Master for His faithful servants. Saint Mark the Ascetic   This simple to prepare clam chowder is a favorite during the cold months of winter.  It’s a quick meal that warms and nourishes through and through.  It is a great choice for Cheesefare Week – which is just around the corner!  Since it is not a thick clam chowder, so there is no...

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