Spent a wonderful weekend with some lovely ladies at the Metropolis of Atlanta Retreat Center in Salem, South Carolina. Two and a half days of making new friends while strengthening our love for Jesus. The Diakonia Center is rustic but … Continue reading Renewing at the Metropolis of Atlanta Diakonia Retreat Center
For anyone who has traveled in the Mediterranean, particularly Italy and Greece, and has been searching for a melon to rival the honey-sweet taste of the beauties over there….I have made a discovery! Although I cannot replicate the experience of … Continue reading Long lost memory…FOUND!
Our celebration of the risen Christ always involves family, food, music and prayer. The bountiful food is personal because the recipes have been passed down for three generations here in the U.S. I hope that when I cook and serve my grown children their great-grandmother’s handwritten tsoureki recipe they can understand that her substitution of anisette and orange juice for Mahlepi was born of economic necessity and the ingenuity of an immigrant. When we feast on lamb, we remember that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be the ultimate sacrificial lamb. When we crack the eggs dyed red and exclaim “Xristos … Continue reading Greek Orthodox Easter 2018
Four generations of women have prayed before this icon depicting the Life Images of the Holy Theotokos (Mother of God). I searched for some time today to find the origins of this icon that first belonged to my grandmother. I … Continue reading Most Holy Theotokos save us