Many Orthodox are not strange to attending the annual pilgrimage at St. Tikhon’s each Memorial Day Weekend. The weekend begins with commencement for the year’s seminarians and then concludes in an all day liturgical and prayer retreat for pilgrims or laity. We try to get up, but this year was again not feasible. But that’s… Continue reading German Style Potato Salad (Vegan, Oil Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, No Mayo)
Scrap the idea that you need to re-create your momma’s or someone else’s day making sure you have everything because unless you aren’t paying a penny, you will be eating your own words. In the wedding industry, there’s a fee for everything and anything. Weddings are a business. By bringing service providers on, you are… Continue reading Setting The Budget
Once you become engaged, you’re probably less inclined to think of counseling and how it can benefit you. If you were like us, I was on cloud 9 calling relatives and updating my Facebook status and he wasn’t thinking of what could go wrong between us. We were just gushing about discussing the details for… Continue reading Premarital Counseling: Why it Matters.
We met at my parish on a Sunday in November 2012. After a few well crafted emails and dates, The Orthodox Gentleman and I fell in love instantly. Orthodox courtships and engagements are traditionally kept very short and even though we gushed about the prospects of getting married within less than one year, it was… Continue reading The Proposal