Living in a Mixed Byzantine and Roman Family
ByzCatholic, Riteology

A Marriage of East and West: bringing Eastern Spirituality and Roman Catholicism Together

This week’s article comes from a request from one of our patrons on Patreon. We were asked about how to incorporate Eastern Traditions into one’s home while remaining Roman Catholic. Our Mixed Tradition Family In order to give you a clear idea of where we are coming from, let me give you the basic rundown …

Toddler Quiet Activities - DIY Busy Bags
Baby Stage, Family, Pregnancy, Toddler Stage

DIY Toddler Activities – What I’m Doing to Prepare for having a Toddler and a Newborn

The Independent Toddler In two months, I’ll have two children under two in the house! This is going to come with some challenges. I’m especially worried about times that Little Fox is going to want my attention while I’m nursing the new baby. Already, I know I’m lucky to have an independent first child. Little …

Homeschool Convention Lessons and Tips
General, Homeschool

Homeschool Convention: What I Learned from My 1st Experience

My First Homeschool Convention Experience Last month I got to go to a homeschool convention! It was a last-minute surprise – someone in my prayer group just started homeschooling and mentioned there was a convention in our city! Our provincial homeschool association puts on a convention every year – but I thought they were all …

Everything You Need to Know about Great Lent
ByzCatholic, Riteology

Great Lent: Traditions of the East and West

Great Lent While there are several differences between the way Roman Catholics and Byzantine Catholics and Orthodox families celebrate Lent, the three pillars remain the same: prayer, alms, and fasting. The goal of this period is to repent and prepare for celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. It is a time to deepen our relationship with …

ByzCatholic, Feasts, Riteology

Cheesefare and Meatfare Sundays

Meatfare and Cheesefare: the Basics Great Lent is fast approaching. This Sunday is Meatfare and the following week is Cheesefare. I think these Sundays are really unique. In the Roman Catholic Church, these Sundays will merely be the 7th and 8th Sundays of Ordinary time. Boring, right? We Byzantine families are taking the time to …

ByzCatholic, Resources - ByzCatholic

Guest Post: On Mr. McCarrick and Perseverance on the Journey

In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. One God, The Most Holy and Blessed Trinity, Consubstantial and Undivided. Update: New links have been added to the list at the bottom of the article. Christ is among us! He is and will be!  Welcome to a new era, …

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