Please take a few minutes to read the following:

What is The Saint Emmelia Orthodox Homeschool Conference? ― Carol Federoff

"This seems a little mundane, but it's true:

One of the things I love about the St. Emmelia Conference is that, by about that time in Lent, I am *tired* of planning and cooking Lenten food for my family. And with the conference, from Thursday evening until Sunday noon, planning and cooking are not my responsibility! Food is varied and delicious (Middle Eastern night alone is worth the price of admission!), and when you finish eating, you carry your tray to a small hole in the wall and the dirty dishes *go away.* It gives me just the breather I need to make the final push through the end of Lent and Holy Week. I come home refreshed in more ways than one."

Susan from CT