kitcheri

kitcheri

  With prayer and fasting in the Lenten spring, the Christian clears the self’s soil of stony sin and makes rooms within for the birth within of the pierced heart and bleeding  flesh of Jesus.  “A new heart I will give you and a new spirit I will put within you and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26)  Our love and labor along with God’s grace can make even...

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fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

fast friendly paleo chocolate delight

To no longer live exclusively for myself, but for God, also means that I now live for my neighbor, loving him as myself. + Elder Aemilianos of Simonopetra   My kids often want a sweet during Great Lent.  But I also try to keep sugar to a minimum. Did you know that sugar is actually a toxin to the body,and  robs you of minerals (1 molecule of sugar takes over 50 molecules of magnesium to digest!).  But most relevant to us about sugar, with...

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vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream

vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream

The soul should be filled with such insatiable love of God that the mind in all its strength dwells continually  in God, captive only to Him.  ~ Saint Silouan the Athonite This vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream, is absolutely delicious and has become a new favorite.  The base has just four simple ingredients and requires no cooking.  It can be used with any number of different flavors to create any ice cream combination. You will need an ice...

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repost : The Elevation of the Cross : Leaven and Life

repost : The Elevation of the Cross : Leaven and Life

  Prayer is by nature a dialog and a union of man with God. Its effect is to hold the world together. It achieves a reconciliation with God. . . . It is an expiation of sin, a bridge across temptation, a bulwark against affliction. . . . Prayer is future gladness, action without end, wellspring of virtues, source of grace, hidden progress, food for the soul, enlightenment of the mind, an axe against despair, hope demonstrated, sorrow done...

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potato galette

potato galette

He became man and lived in this world. He ate and drank, and this means that the world of which he partook, the very food of our world became His body, His life. But His life was totally, absolutely eucharistic—all of it was transformed into communion with God and all of it ascended into heaven. And now He shares this glorified life with us. “What I have done alone—I give it now to you: take, eat.…” ~ Alexander Schmemann If one intends to raise...

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