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Christina Maranci, headshot

We want to tell you about an exciting change to our Advisory Board. Please help us welcome Dr. Christina Maranci! She is a former Woman of the Week, who impressed us with her groundbreaking work in the study of the history of Armenian art and architecture, and inspired us even more with her compassion and the way she views failure as key to her success. Here she is in her own words: 

Myrrhbears Appeal thank you

You proved we were right: good things DO happen when Orthodox women come together! We far exceeded our fundraising goal! Excluding our matching donation, you gave $3200 to help Axia expand. We cannot thank you enough.

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Concluding Bright Week on a bright note. Spring--even if she is a little late for some of us--is finally showing her colors!

Let's start with some flowers found in a coffeeshop in Portland, Oregon. If you know what these spectacular blooms are, please tell us!

For All Our Sisters and Brothers Who Celebrate Today

Indeed He is Risen!

happy easter 2023

Christ is Risen!

Indeed He is Risen!

Raising of Lazarus (Greek)

Lazarus bread rolls are traditional in many Greek parishes to celebrate Christ's resurrection of Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha of Bethany. If you’ll look at an icon of Christ calling Lazarus from the tomb, you’ll see that little strips of dough have been wrapped around the central body of the roll to resemble the wrappings of his shroud. Traditionally, you also press into one end of the dough two whole cloves, raisins, or chocolate chips to resemble his eyes. (Some people substitute a single peeled almond for his face instead.) 

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2022 was the year we decided to see just how far we could go with virtually no staff and a shoestring budget. We ended up with a vastly expanded network, events of many kinds, and a board that increased in number, scope, and expertise. Follow this link to see where we went and where we're going!