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Thanksgiving on Paros

Real turkeys, the ones that got away, on a farm in Paros

This is the story of how an American spent Thanksgiving on Paros and was pleasantly surprised to find she was not the only one.  In fact, Paros, due to its long American presence makes a better locale to celebrate this ...

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Marriage, not worth the investment

Is marriage worth the investment for women?

The most recent statistic according to the US Census puts singlehood at About 50.2 percent — or 124.6 million American adults, according to an NPR story from 2014. 50%, the highest proportion in the history of America. Why is it ...

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Yearly Beloved Podcast Begins


  Dearly beloved, Welcome to my latest spiritual exercise–“Yearly Beloved.” In an effort to become more prayerful, I am starting a new project— to broadcast a meditation for each day of the Orthodox calendar. Sometimes I will reflect on the ...

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Veterans Day Salute to Saint Menas

Icon depicting Saint Menas' incredible appearance during the 2nd Battle of El Alamein, a decisive victory for the Allies that changed the course of the North African campaign in WW2

Today on Veterans Day, we commemorate St. Menas, the soldier-saint. It is fitting then that a miracle from his life ties the two events together. St. Menas, an Egyptian by birth, was a military officer and served in the Kotyaeion ...

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Personal History Lesson for OXI Day: Pappou Fights the Albanian Front


Last month I explored the Epiros Mountains. Besides the splendid panoramic vistas and the soul-refreshing aromas of mountain herbs, I kept running into memorial for World War II veterans.  Little mountain villages like Pades, had memorial monuments commemorating the dead ...

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