What a glorious Pascha! And we're still celebrating, of course! Here are some photos from the last few days: box turtle seen on Holy Saturday outside church All dressed up! She only smiled while holding my phone. Chocolate chip skillet cookie decorated by children. Pascha! Blessing the baskets Six baskets in a row to surprise … Continue reading Bright Week
It's Great and Holy Pascha! Rejoice!
(Rose petals from the procession last night...) It's finally Holy Saturday! We've had the first Liturgy of Pascha now, and I was actually able to stay for the whole thing. Lately Miss Moppet has been very difficult in church and I've missed large portions of the Holy Week services, to my regret. This morning she … Continue reading Holy Saturday
Today He who hung the earth upon the waters is hung on the tree,The King of the angels is decked with a crown of thorns.He who wraps the heavens in clouds is wrapped in the purple of mockery.He who freed Adam in the Jordan is slapped on the face.The Bridegroom of the Church is affixed … Continue reading Readying the Tomb…
We are deep in the dramatic roller coaster drop that is Holy Week. I have a master chart with huge squares for each day and a list of things to be accomplished in that day. I keep wandering around distractedly, checking the list and muttering "Ok, ok", to myself in a would-be reassuring way. To … Continue reading Holy Wednesday
By raising Lazarus from the dead before Thy passion, Thou didst confirm the universal resurrection, O Christ God. Like the children with the palms of victory We cry out to Thee O Vanquisher of Death: "Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord!"
I started a sweater for Miss Moppet using the MIUASG pattern (make it up as you go). Literally, I had to guess at how many stitches to cast on. It has raglan sleeves (well, the beginnings of sleeves...), an empire waist, and a fuller lower half. I also worked in some lace. I'm going … Continue reading Yarn Along: MIUAYG Sweater