Kiki Economou Eulogy

Below is a eulogy delivered by Nicholas Gage in honor of his koumbara: Kiki Economou Eulogy Vasiliki Mihopoulou Economou was a good and generous woman who suffered the many misfortunes that came into her life with patience, dignity and rare tenacity. She was born in...

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Values In Life

Below is a sermon delivered by Dr. Lewis Patsavos at our church on Cheesefare Sunday (the last day before Lent): “VALUES IN LIFE” SERMON FOR CHEESEFARE SUNDAY “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy (them), and where thieves dig...

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Cashew Cream Sauce

This post is a follow-up to the previous one about our Lenten celeb chef Athena Raptis Kamaris.  Athena made stuffed chard and also a variety of sauces to dip it in.  This sauce is great for Lent because it has protein and B vitamins.   -1 tbsp fresh lemon juice -1/2...

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Stuffed Chard

Our annual Celebrity Chef series kicked off during the first week of Lent with a great demonstration by Athena Raptis Kamaris.  Athena is the real deal when it comes to being a chef - creative, industrious, and fearless.  She made a bunch of stuff, but today I am...

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The Many St. Gregorys

Last week I celebrated my name day/feast day - St. Gregory the Theologian - and yesterday was the feast of the Three Hierarchs, of which Gregory the Theologian is one of them. I received some wishes yesterday for what is sort of a secondary name day feast for me. In...

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Haters Gonna Hate

I am in the stretch run of my doctorate, and in the process I have been going through old emails from the classroom portion of the program.  During the eight classes we were usually responsible for posting reflections on a weekly basis.  In the next few weeks I will...

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God And Clothes

I have a new post in the "Our Faith" section of the church website going up soon.  Here is an excerpt - you can read the rest there: We are all familiar with the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and their disobedience to God. The story forms the basis of...

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2017 Music/The Rasputins

For years I have thought about doing my own year-end music awards and calling them The Rasputins , since Rasputin and I share the same first name.  This has never happened largely because by the end of the year I have lost track of great new stuff that I have listened...

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