sweet bread of basil

sweet bread of basil

Everyone as he is able, should try to heal (with kindness) anyone who has something against him. Saint Basil the Great The Fathers Speak (p. 55)   It is a cherished tradition bearing the leaven of hope toward the coming year and the further redemption of our time here, in Christ, that Orthodox Christians bake this sweet bread of orange and lemon to ring in the new year. The bread is called vasilopita which means the sweet bread of basil. ...

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to create a wreath divine

to create a wreath divine

  Remember your Creator until the silver cord is removed, And the golden flower is pressed together Ecclesiastes 12:6   A discarded sunshiny flower bloom on that blessing bearing table outside the town coffee shop.  This lonely little flower on a cold wintry morning, immediately reminded me of a Christmas carol taught to me by an older woman, a Romanian Canadian choir director, who pulled so many of us into her choir –...

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the least cry of your soul

the least cry of your soul

Let us have confidence in God, remembrance and love toward Him  The Holy Mountain has shown us that the Grace of God is active everywhere   Do you know what Saint John Damascene calls Divine Grace : a vault of God There where you are sitting, where for years you have been expecting God and not found Him… He all of a sudden leaps and enters you, embraces you, kisses you and fills you with the breath of His nostrils, with His love, His...

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lenten quinoa cakes

lenten quinoa cakes

seek Him with your whole heart (Jer 29:13) + The Lord seeks a heart filled to overflowing with love for God and our neighbour; this is the throne on which He loves to sit and on which He appears in the fullness of His heavenly glory.  ‘Son, give Me thy heart,’ He says, ‘and all the rest I Myself will add to thee (Prov. 23:26; Matt. 6:33),’ for in the human heart the Kingdom of God can be contained.  The Lord commanded...

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the most divine element

the most divine element

Prayer is the most divine element that exists within man   It transports us to God and is the means by which we are bound to Him   Through prayer the communion of the Persons of the Trinity is made available to us and becomes the form of our own communication with God Thus it is not a question of reciting this or that prayer, but rather that everything within us should become a prayer, that we should be praying in everything through all prayer...

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