How to Make an Olive Oil Vigil Lamp for Your Icon Corner

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.” (Exodus 27.20) As a child, I remember always having an olive oil vigil lamp to light up the icons in my room. It...

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Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

Our Pinterest Project Received a Thumbs Up from a Homeless Woman

I often refer to my Pinterest boards as my idea bank where I make frequent deposits to a board and enjoy withdrawing ideas as often as possible. Recently, I bought the necessary items to complete a project with my family for a photo I had pinned. After completing the project...

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Teaching the Ten Commandments

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 Golden Rule – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We’ve made family rules – no hitting, no name calling,...

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Elevation of the Cross Prayer Beads

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 commemorate with fasting. Just what are we commemorating with this feast? In 326 AD, St. Helen, the mother of Constantine, made...

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Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

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 for kids to pass over it without appreciating or even understanding it. Here are a few ideas to make this...

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Video: Pentecost Tongues of Flame Craft

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 I love celebrating it. One of my biggest pet peeves of Pentecost, though, is the misunderstanding of “speaking in tongues” that is promulgated...

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