Category: Holidays

Merry Christmas, Buon Natale & С Рождеством: A multicultural Christmas wish for you and yours

Merry Christmas, Buon Natale & С Рождеством: A multicultural Christmas wish for you and yours

I live in a multi-cultural family. We celebrate Christmas today, and on January 7. This gives me plenty of time to reflect on the differences between Western and Orthodox celebrations of day of the...

Accepting of Tolerance in the holidays

Accepting of Tolerance in the holidays

I often get called out by Christians as “promoting tolerance.” In reality, yes, I am a tolerant person who believes Christians need to be tolerant of the beliefs of others. We are going to...

Thanksgiving Wishes – avoiding the stress

Thanksgiving Wishes – avoiding the stress

I was asked how I avoid the stress of the holidays the other day. Simple. Keep focused on the true meanings of the holidays. We historically set aside this day to give thanks to...

Христос Воскiрес! Musings for Easter

Христос Воскiрес! Musings for Easter

Христос Воскiрес! Христос Воскiрес! (Khrystos Voskres – Chris is Risen). This is the greeting you will get the entire week of Easter in Ukraine, and the response you hear is Воiстину Воскрес! (Voistynu Voskres!...

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