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

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 Orthodox Christians fast (from meat, dairy and eggs, and fish) and offer prayers through the Paraklesis Service. During this time (on...

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Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

Lifestyle Magazine: Addis Ababa Most Vegetarian Friendly Capital in Africa

We Orthodox become “vegetarian” at regular intervals all year long, so it might not be surprising that Addis Ababa in Ethiopia was just named the most “vegetarian friendly” capital in Africa! Read all about it! The most vegetarian-friendly capital in Africa by SUSAN WONG Ethiopia, the land of extraordinary and...

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Feeding Our Picky Eaters During the Fast

Feeding Our Picky Eaters During the Fast

Many of us have at least one person in our family who is a picky eater – generally, one of our kids. So how do you avoid feeding them nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the entire duration of Lent when lentils and quinoa are not even an...

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God Made You Special

God Made You Special

Listen Now to Mike Nawrocki, co-founder of VeggieTales and voice of Larry the Cucumber, talk about the messages they’ve tried to teach generations of Christians, the importance of speaking across denominational lines, the role of Christian media, and what the future holds for Christian believers. But first, are you getting...

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Celebrating Christmas after December 25

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 already begun celebrating Christmas. Ironically, one of my local radio stations began their “All Christmas Music”...

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Halva: A Delicious Fasting Dessert

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. The ingredients for Halva are simple: sugar, water, cinnamon stick, orange peel, oil, cream of wheat and almonds (optional.) This Halva is...

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Who are your secret idols?

Who are your secret idols?

Food, your iPhone, academics, money, celebrities, football… There are so many things out there that pull us away from God and beg us to worship them instead. Idol worship is easy to cover up. It’s even easier to deny. During this Nativity fast, I find myself asking the hard questions...

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The Nativity Fast: What’s it all about?

The Nativity Fast: What’s it all about?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/TT/TT_2013/TT_131115.mp3   Listen Now. As we begin the Nativity Fast, stop and thank about the significance of this important Church discipline.   ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America . It is a recognized...

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Meatfare Sunday

Meatfare Sunday

Fr. Athanasios Haros discusses the Great Judgment on Theologically Thinking, helping us better understand the Gospel for Meatfare Sunday.

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