On January 1 NS/14 OS, the feast day of St. Basil ushers in a new year. Most Christmas festivities are beginning to wind down, and our thoughts turn to the year ahead with all of its opportunities to strengthen our spiritual lives. We have gathered some resources to help you celebrate the feast of St. Basil.
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On December 13 NS/26 OS, we remember St. Lucy of Syracuse, a martyr who died in the fourth century. Her work serving persecuted Christians in hiding is remembered through her crown of candles, which Scandinavians love because she is a beacon of light during the darkest part of winter. Read on for our collection of traditions for celebrating St. Lucia in your little church!
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Without a doubt, one of the most beloved saints of the Church is St. Nicholas of Myra. In recent years,...

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On January 6 NS/19 OS, we celebrate the Lord’s baptism in the Jordan with the feast of Theophany or Epiphany. Read on for resources and ideas for observing Theophany in your little church!

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Fasting, or the practice of restricting what types and how much food you eat, is an ancient practice of the Church. We know how difficult it can be to accommodate a variety of tastes, special diets, and picky children, so we have compiled a list of our favorite go-to resources for fasting recipes and ideas to help you in your Lenten meal planning. We hope you find these to be beneficial!
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August 15 NS / 27 OS marks the last great feast of the church year—The Dormition (Falling Asleep) of the Theotokos. Here are some resources to help you honor the Theotokos in your little church.
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The first of August on the New Calendar begins the two-week Dormition Fast, when we prepare to celebrate the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Theotokos. During this month we also celebrate three different Feasts of the Savior: The Transfiguration of Our Lord (6 NS/19 OS), along with the lesser feasts of The Procession of the Cross (1 NS/14 OS) and the Translation of the Image "Not Made by Hands" (16 NS/29 OS). Below are some great resources to help you have a profitable fast and prepare to celebrate these feasts with your family.
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Fifty days after Pascha and ten days after the feast of Ascension, we celebrate the feast of Holy Pentecost. The disciples gathered in Jerusalem, awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit, who descended on them as flames of fire, thus beginning the work of the Christian Church. We have gathered some resources to help you prepare to celebrate the feast of Holy Pentecost with your family.
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