Are You Listening… Part 2

Are You Listening… Part 2

Listen to the second part of a conversation with Fr. Chris and Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and this week, they move on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down within couples, and parents with their children....

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Česnica: Serbian Christmas bread

Česnica: Serbian Christmas bread

Česnica is a Serbian Christmas sweet-bread baked on Christmas Eve, which falls on January 6th in the Old Calendar. It is tall, round, and resembles a crown, celebrating the birth of Christ the King. The bread also contains a coin which bestows a blessing upon the person who finds it. ...

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Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

Psenica: A Serbian Christmas Custom

On the feastday of St Nicholas, which occurs on December 19th in the Old Calendar, wheat grains (žito) are planted in a small bowl or plate for this Serbian Christmas custom. After the Lord’s Prayer is recited, the seeds are watered and left to grow for the remainder of Advent....

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