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Eastern Orthodox Church

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Flashback Friday — Easter again

Happy Easter! It is this weekend for my husband’s family, Orthodox Christians who follow a different calendar from the Roman Catholic church. Sometimes the days coincide, but more often than not the Orthodox Church celebrates at a different time.This year, the two Easters are very far apart, further than I can ever remember. Of course, … Continue reading

Thrill of victory, agony of the feet

Back from the GOYA Olympics, sunburned, exhausted and a little bummed. (A little reminder: GOYA = Greek Orthodox Youth of America, not the beans.) After a quick win of our first softball game, the Archangels team moved on to the next round where they faced off against some serious teen athletes. In very short order, … Continue reading

Just desserts — and Happy Easter once again

Couldn’t help but smile early this morning during the Orthodox Easter service at The Church of The Archangels in Stamford. In the pew behind us was an antsy tot — which is no small matter when every member of the congregation in a standing-room-only church is holding a lit candle. She was up, she was … Continue reading

Bunny stuff

(Jelly) bean there, done that. Today is the first of two Easters we’ll celebrate this year: Basil and Catherine are Greek Orthodox and the Orthodox church follows a different calendar. I cling to my Lutheran roots whenever I can. Since she was little, Catherine has loved having two visits from the Easter Bunny, even if … Continue reading