Posts about Tradition

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What’s in the Name?

During my last visit to the monasteries in Egypt, I was asked by family members to baptize their child at the monastery. When I went there the day of the…

Feb 20, 2017
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My Church’s Centennial Celebration

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Marvin Sickles. This past October, I had the honor of being the co-chairperson of my church’s Centennial Celebration….

Feb 07, 2017
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Vasilopita (Saint Basil Pie)

The Vasilopita (VasilOpita) is the main custom in Greece for New year. It’s one which we encounter throughout Greece, though naturally with local variations….

Dec 29, 2016
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Traditional Greek Christmas Cookies

The most famous Christmas cookies in Greece are the traditional melomakarona and kourabiedes. Here we present the recipes for the most tasty way of cooking…

Dec 22, 2016
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The Tradition of Holy Baptism—A Grandmother’s Perspective

My granddaughter, Penelope Katherine, was born on January 24, 2016. It was a very joyous event for me. I have a grandson, Gavin (Gabriel), who is already 15 years…

Aug 28, 2016
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Musings from a Grateful Convert: How America Lost Her Virginity

I am listening to the music of Little Eva, an early ’60’s Pop Music star in the U.S. Her songs include “Breaking Up is Hard to Do”, “Some…

Aug 24, 2016
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Youth and Tradition

“Tradition” and “youth” aren’t words that generally go hand in hand. Before Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 hit, “Another Brick in the Wall pt….

Jun 26, 2016
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Are Easter Candles Superficial and Materialistic?

  A Tradition For Children and Their God-Parents It is tradition for Godparents to give their children an Easter Candle to take to Church for the…

Apr 21, 2016
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The Elephant in the Ecumenical Room

Especially in advance of the much-anticipated Great and Holy Council scheduled for later this year, there has been much talk about the importance of our…

Apr 17, 2016
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The Pascha Basket

When I was a child, growing up in a secular home in Toronto, Ontario, I loved my Easter basket. It held that plastic fake grass in the pastel colours,…

Apr 13, 2016