Posts by Presvytera Vassi Haros

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Review: A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

A Christian ending to our lives, painless, blameless and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgment seat of Christ, let us ask of the Lord….

Oct 27, 2014
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How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

“And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to cause the lamp to burn continually.”…

Sep 07, 2014
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Fast or Feast, String Beans in a Mushroom Sauce are Sure to Please

Another fast is coming, and this time we honor the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. For the first two weeks of August, the 1st through the 14th, faithful…

Jul 22, 2014
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Every Time I Do My Cross

Every Time I Do My Cross, a thirty-page hardcover book, is new to children’s book shelves. I loved this book before I ever read it. The author, Presvytera…

Mar 18, 2014
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When St. Phanourios Finds Lost Things

Orthodox faithful have a variety of traditions when it comes to thanking a saint who has interceded or taken action in answering a prayer. Some faithful…

Feb 07, 2014
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Walnuts in Syrup

Need a last minute gift for a Christmas gathering? Run out of ideas and extra cash? This recipe for Walnuts in Syrup could save the day! Combine: 4 c (1…

Dec 28, 2013
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Halva: A Delicious Fasting Dessert

When you need a fasting dessert for coffee hour or have unexpected company coming to your door during advent, Halva is perfect when you need a quick dessert….

Dec 02, 2013
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Euvarelakia: Heartwarming Meatball Soup

With the cool fall weather, this smooth hearty meatball soup will warm you up. Euvarelakia (meatballs) are made with low-fat beef and rice in a velvety…

Oct 27, 2013
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This is Nothing New

If we watch the news online, we will find video clips and articles of Christians being targeted, humiliated and executed by the Muslim fanatics. In America,…

Sep 24, 2013
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Shrimp and Rice, a Good Way to Celebrate a Fasting Feast Day

On the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, we celebrate the protection, glory and life-giving power of the cross.  We also remember with sobriety,…

Sep 13, 2013
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Celebrating Feasts and Miracles of the Virgin Mary with a Zymaropita, a Twist on Cornbread

There are several ways we celebrate major feast days: there is usually a forefeast, the feast day itself, and an afterfeast or apodosis. With the feast…

Aug 26, 2013
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