It's been many years since I started this blog and named it "Praying with my Feet". Here's the story: When my oldest three children were very small (i.e.-three, two and infant), I complained to my spiritual father that I seemed to spend more time outside the church than inside: walking/nursing the baby, removing the loud/crying … Continue reading Still Praying with my Feet
I can't seem to post a photo from my phone, but I don't wanted to let you all know that baby has arrived! Amelia Macrina was born at 12:56 pm weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measuring 20 3/4 inches long. She's beautiful and already a great nurser. I'm doing a lot better this time … Continue reading She’s here!
Well, we're down to the last hours. Everything has been done. There are just a few items to pack at the last minute in the morning. All of these endless months and weeks and days coming to this moment. The times we thought we had lost her. The thousands of prayers offered by friends and … Continue reading Tomorrow
We're less than a week from birth now. I'm scheduled to have a c-section next Friday, the 22nd, at noon. I can't wait to finally "meet" this baby girl! We'll send out an announcement (with name!) when she is born. I wanted to make a nice layette for her coming-home. The blanket is a white-on-white … Continue reading Counting down…
Christ is baptized! In the River Jordan! When Thou O Lord wast baptized in the Jordan, The worship of the Trinity was made manifest; For the voice of the Father bare witness to Thee, And called Thee His beloved Son. And the Spirit in the form of a dove Confirmed the truthfulness of His word. … Continue reading Holy Theophany
Many times, the vigil before a great feast (in this case, Theophany) is celebrated with a litya service in which bread (and wheat, wine and oil) are blessed and then distrubuted to the congregation. For more information go here or here. Unlike prosphora, the bread used in the Divine Liturgy which contains ONLY flour, … Continue reading Litya Bread (Artoklasia)