Pretty in pink

Moppet and Mittens wore their pink smocked dresses for the archbishop’s arrival on Saturday. I tried to get photos of them since I had a few extra minutes but Mittens didn’t want to cooperate at first. Moppet was all too happy to model for the camera.


These stockings were commissioned for my youngest brother’s children. I found a Cascade pattern with endless variations and then personalized them. This is the sort of thing I can only do for family because no one would be willing to pay what they’re worth if I offered them in the shop.

Episcopal Visit

His Grace, Archbishop Alexander, visited St. Cyril’s this weekend. We had Vespers on Saturday evening. (Few photos turned out because of insufficient lighting for focusing.) We greeted him this morning before Liturgy. Eis polla eti despota! Father was elevated to archpriest during the little entrance. Axios! After Liturgy we celebrated with a luncheon in Archbishop … Continue reading Episcopal Visit

Review: Love and Joy: an Orthodox Children’s Calendar 

Here we are with back-to-back reviews! This morning I want to share something new that I think is simply fantastic: an Orthodox wall calendar specifically for families and children. Love and Joy was created by three very talented Orthodox moms in Kentucky. What a blessing that God brought them together to form Draw Near Designs! It’s … Continue reading Review: Love and Joy: an Orthodox Children’s Calendar