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Sesame Baklava

Baking sesame baklava (Μπακλαβάς Σουσαμένιος) on Christmas Eve is an old custom in Thrace and other parts of Greece. Sesame was once regarded as a highly-prized commodity worth its weight in gold. When used in the Christmas baklava, it is symbolic of the invaluable gift of Christ who comes into the world.   Ingredients 12

Dec 18, 2014
Pearls of Great Price

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God During Advent, Part 2

In this episode, we explore the prayer life of the Theotokos, primarily drawing upon the significance of her practice of secret meditation of the heart,…

Dec 18, 2014
The Moving Icon

Making “The Healing”: Orthodox Film-makers’ Perspective

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Serbian Orthodox filmmaker Ivan Jović and his wife screenwriter Monja Jović. Their film “The Healing”…

Dec 18, 2014
The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: JOY to the World!

Welcome to The Children’s Word, a weekly ministry of the Orthodox Christian Network brought to you by Presvytera Alexandra Houck! This week, Pres….

Dec 18, 2014
Living Traditions

Honigkuchen: An Orthodox Variation on a German Custom

The Honigkuchen is a German biscuit or cake traditionally baked at Pascha and Christmas. It is customary to give these cakes to friends and family as part…

Dec 17, 2014
The Sounding

Fifty Shades of Normal?

Predicting future trends is a risky business for anyone who doesn’t possess a good crystal ball.  Nonetheless, on the basis of past experience and…

Dec 17, 2014
Orthodox News

Metropolitan Methodios: Christmas Celebrates God’s Becoming Man to Restore Man to God

A Christmas Reflection by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Once again this Christmas we celebrate the birth of the only begotten Son and Logos…

Dec 17, 2014
Be Transfigured

Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

We have all heard them, and we have all used them. Excuses are a convenient way for us to “get out of” doing something we don’t want to do, or going…

Dec 17, 2014
Be Transfigured

LIVE: The Church of the Holy Apostles, Session 13

Welcome to our online Bible study!  The title for this session is “The Church of the Holy Apostles: A Bible Study on the Book of Acts.” Our class…

Dec 17, 2014
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