Posts about traditions

Pemptousia Partnership

How the Monks Make Kollyva on The Holy Mountain

This article originally appeared here and is republished as part of OCN’s strategic partnership with Pemptousia. On the Holy Mountain, the abbots…

Sep 09, 2014
The Sounding

The Long Shadows of Byzantium

Every time I stand at the altar in our little church of St. Herman’s in Langley, B.C., I stand in the long shadows of Byzantium.  That is, I find myself…

Jun 08, 2014
The Sounding

Pascha isn’t over yet!

While getting ready for bed on Easter Sunday, my older daughter began to get teary-eyed. After I tucked her sister into bed, she followed me out of the…

Apr 24, 2014
The Sounding

In Praise of Old Women

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Church of England comes to the rescue.  This summer a couple was married in the church of St. Mary’s and…

Nov 11, 2013
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Customs for Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης παραθέτει μια σειρά απο έθιμα για το Σάββατο του Λαζάρου καθώς…

Apr 25, 2013
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