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, …

ByzCatholic, Riteology

Christian Initation: Eastern Baptism, Infant Communion, and Chrismation

In a few short months, we will get to meet our Little Badger baby outside my womb! And more exciting than the impending birth is her reception into the church. (I mean, labour isn’t exactly a fun activity to look forward to). I remember when Little Fox was born, I felt anxious about her not …

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