Memory eternal!

Aunt Susan departed this life a brief while ago with her family by her side. May her memory be eternal! With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the souls of Thy servant, Where there is neither sickness and sorrow, and no more sighing, but life everlasting.

Morning Watch

I rise before dawn and cry for help;     I hope in thy words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,     that I may meditate upon thy promise. [Ps. 119:147-8] I woke a little after 3:00 and frequently thereafter when Aunt Susan coughed. A little after 4:00 she actually opened her eyes and … Continue reading Morning Watch


I left the hospice early this afternoon to drive back to the hotel. Being a free agent I was able to make the spontaneous decision to turn off the main road when I saw a sign saying "Campbell's Covered Bridge." I'm so glad I made a detour. The weather was cold and sunny and there … Continue reading Detour

Christmas Vigil

Kontakion of Christmas Today the Virgin gives birth to the Transcendent One, And the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One! Angels with shepherds glorify Him! The wise men journey with a star! Since for our sake the Eternal God was born as a Little Child!