great fast meals

Since May 2017 a medical condition has forced me and my family

to begin what many call a whole foods, plant based, oil free diet.

            Because of our Byzantine heritage and tradition,

            and because we do it for love of each other,

we call it perpetual fasting and its not as difficult as you might think.

Let me show you!   

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The Nativity Fast 

Begins in November 15th (November 28: Old Calendar)
Ends on Christmas Eve

The Basics:   Traditionally from the 15th of November no meat or dairy until Nativity. Fish is permitted on Tuesday and Thursday as well as Saturday and Sunday and certain feast days up until December 25. Wine and oil is permitted on Tuesday and Thursday as well as weekends throughout. December 24 is a strict fast day with no meat, dairy, or fish but wine and oil are permitted.

Let me tell you my story...

   "It isn’t about a diet, or bodily health, or penance, or              community, or any of the other things I had imagined that        fasting was all about."

Learning to observe the fast a lifelong journey,

                                      and I'm not done wandering yet! 

Check on my progress and hear my story, here.

Watch ByziMom

Catherine Alexander from

Your Word From the Wise

as she interviews Abouna Moses from

Holy Resurrection Monastery on how to observe the Fast

See the Video HERE

ByziMom's Great Fast Recipes:

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