I ♥ these 10 minute "Coffee with Sister Vassa" episodes.
Today is Holy and Great Wednesday, the middle of Holy Week. In general, as Orthodox Christians, we fast from all animal products on Wednesdays and Fridays. Wednesday, because of the betrayal of Judas, and Friday, for His crucifixion.
Last Supper with Christ and his disciples. This icon is especially beautiful to me, as it is the icon my parents have in their dining room and have for almost 40 years. We grew up saying a prayer before each meal we ate together, and looked towards this icon.
http://carrotsformichaelmas.com/), that I just read a review of here: http://audreyeclectic.blogspot.com/2014/04/feast-book-review.html I think it sounds great, many of the recipes are related to Christian holidays and also, as it is spring and we are beginning to think of our garden, for our health. We've planted only lettuce, but plan to plant kale, tomatoes, squash, carrots, beets, etc.
I hope all of you enjoy this week and make time to read the Bible, say a few more prayers and enjoy the feast of Pascha!!!