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Melissa Naasko

Melissa Naasko is a wife and mother who writes on faith, food, and family as an Eastern Catholic Christian.

Looking East – Wash Your Face This Lent

In our family, we have a Lenten saying, “Wash your face.” In Eastern Catholic families, we have twice weekly fasting and four long fasts throughout the year during which we forgo such common foods as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy and it is as unusual in the modern world as it is rigorous.

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Looking East: Clean Monday and Clean Fridges

Looking East - It's Clean Fridge Day

Eastern Lent is as rewarding as it is rigorous and Holy Mother Church in her great wisdom allows us to slowly move into Lent, gently easing us into the Great Fast. It is a gradual process and helps the faithful gather strength.

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