Andrew 11-30-2011 With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant where sickness and sorrow are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.
I urge you, for refreshment of soul, to visit this link to view many, many photos from the life of the Convent of the Entrance of the Theotokos in Ivanovo. I've given a few examples below.
I was working out a menu the other afternoon so I could make a quick run to the store. For a break (for me) everyone was going to have their beloved soy burgers (yuck) and as I was rapidly going down the list I looked up and asked Father, "Will you want fries with that?" … Continue reading Good use of a nursing degree
Posting will be a little light this week. I'm busy trying to finish some projects, work on homeschool, etc. I also just don't have the heart for much writing because Andrew's anniversary is Friday. We'll have Vespers on Thursday, Liturgy on Friday morning, then a memorial service at the graveside sometime after that on Friday. … Continue reading Light Posting
I was reflecting on how insidious a passion curiosity is. Probably you are thinking, Curiosity, a passion? Well, it may not be found on any of the official lists of the passions, but I think it is a close subset. Curiosity is like a lot of things, not terrible when used the right way, as … Continue reading The Trap of Curiosity
[Update: I made the commenting rules a little more clear below. Sorry for any confusion! If you need to fix things by leaving another comment, please do so. (: ] Today is the fourth anniversary of this blog! Here are a few uninteresting stats: Since Blogger decided to start keeping track, there have been... around … Continue reading Blogiversary Giveaway!
Stay tuned...giveaway tomorrow!
I'm just drawing your attention to two new pages you can see at the top: "Completed Projects" and "Parenting". I went through all of my blog posts and organized them by topic. I'm tired so it's easier for you to go look than for me to try to explain further. The C. P. page will … Continue reading Two New Pages…
Joyous Feastday!! Troparion - Tone 4 Today is the prelude of the good will of God, of the preaching of the salvation of mankind. The Virgin appears in the Temple of God, in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all. Let us rejoice and sing to her: “Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator’s dispensation!” (explanation of the … Continue reading Entrance of the Theotokos
Of all passions two are especially cruel and grievous: lust [willfulness] and despondency...when they take possession of the soul and weaken it. The two are closely connected and blended together; this is why it is so difficult to struggle with them and overcome them... The second [despondency], gripping the mind...spreads like ivy over the whole … Continue reading Willfulness and Despondency