Saint Macrina Sisterhood is a fellowship in which to grow spiritually, care for the church and its parishioners, and provide community outreach to those in need.  The Sisterhood is open to all women of the parish who wish to participate.

Current officers:
Anne Ferguson, President
Jessalyn Mendez, Vice President
Helen Kaye, Treasurer
Lauren Rains, Secretary
For information about Sisterhood activities, please refer to the "Organization Events" (in blue) on our Parish Calendar.

Prosphora Recipe

The sisterhood is responsible for baking the Prosphora and Litia bread. Classes for baking this bread are held periodically. Prayer and Icon for Breadmaking

By Hand or Mixer:

· 5 c flour

· ¼ tsp salt

· 1 pkg dry yeast

· 2 c warm water

Dissolve yeast in ½ cup warm water. Place flour with salt in bowl. Add yeast that has been dissolved in ½ cup warm water. Mix well adding 1 ½ warm water. Kneed 15-20 min until smooth.

Bread Machine:

· 3 c flour

· 1 tsp yeast

· 1 c water

· ¼ tsp salt

Place all in bread machine & put on Dough cycle.

Separate dough into 4 sections. Make 4 round loaves. Dip seal into flour and press hard on each loaf. Cover loaves with white cloth and let rise 45 min to 1 hour. Take a sharp knife and cut around the seal (about ¼ in deep). When ready to bake, prick with a toothpick around the top 5-6 times. Place on cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes. Wrap in clean cloth while cooling so crust will soften.

Blini Making Class
Learning to make a Traditional Russian Food to prepare for Great Lent

Some members of the sisterhood enjoyed fellowship together while learning how to make 2 types of Blini for the recent Blini dinner we had on Forgiveness Sunday. With 4 very different Orthodox backgrounds, it made for day of grace and friendship we will always remember. Below are the recipes Larissa Moore, Jamie Armstrong, and Jennifer Baine humbly interpreted from Master Blini chef Zhanna Kovaleva's "from-scratch" process. They may require some doctoring since we probably didn't get everything exact.
Fluffy Blini:
1 ¼ c milk
1 ¼ c water
- Combine and warm in microwave slightly, then add
2 2/3 T sugar
2 pkgs yeast
1 2/3 c flour (all purpose)
- Mix with blender, adding flour gradually until it is a consistency of a thin yogurt or really thin pancake batter
- Let sit covered in a warm place until doubled in size. (about 30 min), then add
¾ - 1 c sugar
1 egg
1 T vegetable oil
½ c flour
- Mix and add flour until it is about twice as thick as it was before, a little thicker than pancake batter.
- Add grated apple or pumpkin if desired
- Fry in greased pan like a pancake.
Thin Blini:
4 eggs
Pinch of salt
¼ c sugar
1 ½ c milk (if sour milk, omit vinegar & baking powder)
1 ½ c water
¼ tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp vinegar
1 2/3 c flour (all purpose)
- Blend until consistency of thin pancake batter. Fry in small round skillet like a crepe.



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