Posts by Kelly Lardin

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Celebrating Christmas after December 25

Fear not. This is not a debate on old calendar vs. new… Rather, it is a look at when to lay down the fast and begin to feast. The rest of the world has…

Dec 13, 2013
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Why is it so hard to be grateful?

There is a little girl whose toy box is not overflowing with toys, but is full enough to keep her occupied for hours. She is not a spoiled little girl….

Nov 15, 2013
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Teaching the Ten Commandments

I realized the other day that I’ve never sat down with my children and taught them about the Ten Commandments.   Oh, we’ve talked about the…

Oct 18, 2013
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Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

On September 14, we will be celebrating the Elevation of the Cross, and by celebrating I mean fasting. For this is one of two feast days which we actually…

Sep 12, 2013
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Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration is a mighty big word for little minds to grasp. Add to that the fact that this feast is tucked away in the Dormition Fast, and it is easy…

Aug 01, 2013
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God Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. That means trips to new, exotic places or maybe trips to visit friends in old familiar places. Either way, summer often means…

Jul 05, 2013
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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

In two short weeks, we will be celebrating Pentecost. This is one of my parish’s patronal feast days, so it’s a pretty big deal for us, and…

Jun 07, 2013

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