Logistics: Planning Holy Week and Pascha at Home

  Note: An updated list of ideas and resources, including those listed in this post, is now available on the Tending the Garden of Our Hearts Holy Week and Pascha at Home page. This year, we will almost surely be at home for Pascha — but Christ does not rise from the dead, trampling down death by death, because we are in church; He rises from the dead because He is the…

WIN a FREE Audiobook: Blueprints for the Little Church!!!

Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home is now available on audiobook (in addition to the real physical book and ebook versions)!  If you prefer to listen to your books read aloud, you’re in luck. You can win a free audiobook of Blueprints! There are three ways to enter, and you are welcome to enter three times (once via each method): 1- Use the contact form here on the blog…

How will the Nativity Fast come alive in your home?

The Nativity Fast is almost here! Though we are still reeling from getting back-to-school and welcoming Fall, the calendar won’t wait for us to catch up. Every year when Christmas approaches, it is important for parents to think about how we’ll lead the household this year. Too often, the people around us are swept up in shopping and decorating — not that there’s anything wrong with that, but famously, Christ often gets…