Orthodox Stuff

This is a work in progress. I realized I’ve been posting all kinds of things under the category “Orthodox Stuff”, but it’s very hard to find since it’s not indexed. I have a recipe index, so why not something for my Orthodox stuff? I’ll continue adding to this, with the goal of having something to offer for each day of the year – and then some!

I do already have a page in the recipe index for Orthodox Recipes, foods used for certain services or served on special feast days. I’m working on building that up, too!

Liturgical Music
Worship Music of the Orthodox Church
St. Romanos Byzantine Choir
Take Light from the Light, sung at the Pascha (Easter) service on Saturday night

Various Marked Periods in the Church Year

Great Lent
Cheesefare Week/Pizza Week
Cheesefare Week, 2013

Clean Week
Clean Monday, 2013
Clean Monday, 2014
Clean Monday, 2016: How to Destroy the Passions
Clean Tuesday, 2013
Clean Tuesday, 2014
Clean Tuesday, 2016: Body & Soul
Clean Wednesday, 2013
Clean Wednesday, 2014

First Wednesday of Great Lent, First Stichera, 2013
First Wednesday of Great Lent, Fifth Stichera, 2013

First Sunday of Great Lent
Orthodoxy Sunday
Second Wednesday of Great Lent, First Stichera, 2013

Second Sunday of Great Lent
St. Gregory Palamas

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
St. John Climacus, and the Ladder of Divine Ascent

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
St. Mary of Egypt
Sixth Wednesday of Great Lent, Stichera for Lazarus, 2013
Sixth Wednesday of Great Lent, Stichera for Martha & Mary, 2014

Lazarus Saturday
Gospel Reading for Lazarus Saturday
Doxasticon for Lazarus Saturday

Palm Sunday
Victory Through Christ, on the meaning of Palm Sunday, by St. Dorotheos of Gaza

Holy Monday

Holy Tuesday

Holy Wednesday

Holy Thursday
3rd Stichera from the Vesperal Liturgy, With a Lying Kiss
Luke 23:44-45

Holy Friday
Epistle Reading for Vespers of the Unnailing on Holy Friday
Holy Friday Vigil

Holy Saturday

Great and Holy PASCHA, the Feast of Feasts – the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Christ is Risen!
Light from the Light – Pascha Candle Tradition

Quotes for our Spiritual Life
On turning away from evil, by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk
On attaining perfection, by St. Seraphim of Serov
On keeping spiritual watch, by St. John Maximovitch
On ascetic labors, by St. Gregory Palamas
On the community of the Church: Seeing everyone as good, by St. Symeon the New Theologian
On Living as an Orthodox Christian, by Elder Amphilochios Makris
On the uselessness of fasting alone, by St. John Chrysostom
On obtaining virtues, by St. John the Dwarf
On fasting with joy, by St. Basil the Great
On being accountable for our brothers & sisters, by St. Paisios
On saving crumbs, by Elder Thaddeus :)
On love, by Elder Thaddeus
On thoughts, by Elder Thaddeus
On hair, by Clement of Alexandria
On good thoughts, by St. Paisios
On freeing the soul, by Elder Thaddeus
On depression and singing, by Elder Thaddeus

Orthodox Prayer
Prayer Behind the Amvon, prayed by the priest just before the dismissal during the Presanctified Liturgies of Great Lent
Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian, used during Great Lent

Feast Days by Month
11 St. Ephrosynos
On the feast day of the Holy Cook



St. Nicholas of Myra, December 6
St. Nicholas Day (The Real Santa Claus)

6 The Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Making zalabia for the Feast of Theophany



Simeon the Holy Fool, April 1
St. Simeon’s Story




1 – 15 Dormition Fast
On the Dormition Fast

29 Beheading of John the Baptist
Customs for the Feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist

31 Deposition of the Sash of the Theotokos
About the Feast, with pictures from a chapel on Tinos dedicated to this feast day

Pictures from Throughout the Church Year
Holy Week Highlights, 2013
About My Pascha Candle, 2014

Wishing You a Blessed, Joyous Feast!
In case you want to read every message I ever posted on a feast day, here they are. You can look at the icons, and maybe hear about what I ate for the feast :)
On the Dormition of the Mother of God, 2013