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Month: July 2012
The ache that doesn’t end…
I may or may not keep this post up. Sometimes my heart just aches. It aches for my little ones who never saw the sun even though they are in much brighter light now. Who lay limp in my hands instead of clutching at my hair. A consequence of not living on a desert island … Continue reading The ache that doesn’t end…
Patience is a great thing, a great virtue. Christ said that if you don't have patience, you will lose your souls, and in order to gain your souls you must have patience. Patience is love, and without love you can't have patience. But it's a matter of faith. In reality, we are without faith, because … Continue reading Patience
Sewing Space, Fabric, Quilt Updates, Etc.
I've moaned about the lack of sewing space before. Um, probably several times. I've tried a few things but you just can't create space out of nothing. I am REALLY wanting to have all of my fabric to hand instead of thinking, ok, now I need some pink. Hmm...which box in the attic was that … Continue reading Sewing Space, Fabric, Quilt Updates, Etc.
Instructing Children in the Faith Begins in Infancy
From an article on Pravoslavie: As I happened to be on business in one ancient town, I remembered that not far from there, about twelve versts distance, my relatives lived in their old family estate house. I sent them a message, they sent me a carriage, and I arrived at their home in the evening. … Continue reading Instructing Children in the Faith Begins in Infancy
Dormition of St. Anna / Feast of St. Olympiada
Many Years to all of our Annas and Olympiadas! (Just got off the phone with my spiritual father. He called to pass along Many Years (or rather the Greek equivalent which I can't possibly type) from Gerontissa Olympiada and I had just told Father to tell him to tell her Many Years from me. (: … Continue reading Dormition of St. Anna / Feast of St. Olympiada
"...we should know that God did not create us to die, that death is a consequence of the sin of Adam and Eve, and that God loves us and cares for us. He is our affectionate father. It is not correct on the one hand to pray with the “Lord’s Prayer”, the well-known “Our Father”, … Continue reading
New from Amazon: Yesterday Shipping!
In honor of the books which I ordered 6 weeks ago and today found out must have gotten lost in the mail and for which I will be receiving a refund, I am posting this video. I should have ordered them with Amazon Yesterday Shipping.
Father and I were godparents last Saturday at an adult baptism in Alabama. I made the candles last week. I tried to "fancy them up" since it was going to be at a Greek church and they are always over-the-top for baptisms. I didn't exactly succeed in terms of making them just like the Greeks … Continue reading Baptismal Candles
"To prayerfully consider"
The following excerpt is taken from The Collect'd Writings of St. Hereticus by Robert McAfee Brown (1964). It is a tongue-in-cheek book about parish life, world religions, Bible translations, theology, etc. supposedly written by the obscure St. Hereticus. Father inherited it from a Catholic monk at the school he attended and at which he taught. … Continue reading "To prayerfully consider"