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  1. LizaSymonenko

    How do the Orthodox Fast during Lent

    We fast from meat and dairy products. In other words, we go vegan for the duration of Great Lent, with oil permitted on some days. Fish is permitted on Feast Days, (Annunciation, and Palm Sunday)... and the meals are preferrably simple. Nothing elaborate. However, we focus more on prayer and...
  2. LizaSymonenko

    Departed Forum Members

    I JUST saw this on Facebook... and could not believe it. On the 4th, he had a medical scare, and posted he was going into hospice... but, then he added that it was a false alarm, as he was doing much better... and now he is gone. He had health issues for a while, but, always put up a good...
  3. LizaSymonenko

    Where do you go when you want more spiritual food?

    This is not bad advice. When you do acts of kindess, you will be amazed how much clearer your vision becomes.
  4. LizaSymonenko

    Elizabeth C. passed away. Please pray.

    Memory Eternal!
  5. LizaSymonenko

    Romanian Baby Dies after Orthodox Baptism

    I am sorry... I did not mean to infer that you were... I've just been in loooong discussions elsewhere on this situation... and more than the parents or priest being blamed, people have been putting the blame on God and Church.... With the trend of anti-Christian sentiment lately.... this is...
  6. LizaSymonenko

    Romanian Baby Dies after Orthodox Baptism

    Before we blame the priest, or the Holy Sacrament.... there was this post on Facebook earier today: I have seen someone has shared the very sad problem with the baby who died in Romania. I need to clarify a few aspects because I see the social media and The Guardian wrote only lies, to get the...
  7. LizaSymonenko

    What's your MBTI personality type?

    Almost five years on.... I just retook the test... and still the same: Mediator INFP-T
  8. LizaSymonenko

    Is support of abortion is rampant in Orthodox christians like the Catholics?

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church always defends the unborn.
  9. LizaSymonenko

    Women using veils (difference between Slavic and Greek)

    Wear or don't wear... but, do not stop others from covering up.
  10. LizaSymonenko

    How does one forgive themselves?

    Trust in God's forgiveness... and move on. It is the Devil who wishes you to hold on to your past wrong, wallowing in guilt and self-pity. He keeps you so downtrodden that you cannot lift up your eyes and move on, shining brightly for others. Repent, learn, do not repeat, and move on with your...
  11. LizaSymonenko

    Please, Velinka needs prayer

    Oh my! May the Lord come to her aid, and grant her strength and good health, and may He heal all those who are ill around her. Lord, have mercy!
  12. LizaSymonenko

    Are there still Mysteries and Secrets in Christianity, if so why?

    We are privy to, and know all that we need to know to attain salvation, and to lead others to salvation. How can the creation, even deem to understand the Creator? ....and to what purpose? We have the 10 Commandments, we have the Commandments of Christ - to love God and neighbor; we have been...
  13. LizaSymonenko

    Hoviv ( shepherd ) has gone

    I am so very sorry for your loss... and it truly is a loss, that leaves a void. Rest assured that God loves all His creatures, even the furry ones... and He has a plan for them. If anything, remember that he did not suffer. He was here, and then he was gone. That is the a gift in itself. He...
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  15. LizaSymonenko

    Liturgical Fans

    Istok sells just the fan portion (minus handle).... so, technically, you could purchase the upper portion, and then find a suitable base.
  16. LizaSymonenko

    My uncle had a heart attack

    May the Lord grant him a speedy, complete recovery, and a long healthy life. Lord, have mercy!
  17. LizaSymonenko

    Please pray for Bonnie who is elderly and has Covid

    May the Lord grant her a speedy and complete recovery! Lord, have mercy!
  18. LizaSymonenko

    My parents might get a divorce

    May their compassion increase, differences decrease, and love be rekindled.
  19. LizaSymonenko

    God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

    Good luck. It is difficult discussing Christianity with Muslims... especially if they are not open to actually "listening". Be careful that they do not confuse you.
  20. LizaSymonenko

    Story from Eparchy of Zahumlje and Herzegovina - Is this true?

    If a bishop truly caught on fire, we would all have heard about it. I take this article with a grain of salt. The other week someone posted that the priest holding the chalice was lit by uncreated light... when clearly it was the sun hitting him through the window.