Yesterday we drove over to Holy Archangels Monastery near Kendalia, TX. It was an absolutely lovely day! The only thing to mar it was Mittens running into a cactus with her foot. One of the spines went through her shoe into the instep. It was obviously very painful but by this morning we were afraid … Continue reading Trip to Holy Archangels
The photos speak for themselves. (As usual, I did not take photos during Vespers or Small Compline.) You can find St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery here.
Tonight I'm staying with my aunt. She's asleep so I'm taking the opportunity to post some photos. Earlier today I drove around through some significant hills to find Poinsett Bridge. It was built in 1820 and is possibly the oldest bridge in the southeast. Better yet, it has a Gothic arch. I nearly froze taking … Continue reading Cold wanderings
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
This evening we celebrated Vespers for the first time in our new location. (It’s not exactly the first time, since St. Cyril’s has celebrated Agape Vespers there for the past many years.) We are grateful to be meeting in such a beautiful place through the generosity of the Costins, who labored for seven years to … Continue reading Vespers at the setting of the sun
On our last day we took the interested children to the end of the peninsula to see Ft. Morgan. We've been there multiple times but it's always fascinating. The architecture speaks for itself. (That final photo shows the houses where the permanent residents live. We found out that a state park over a certain size … Continue reading Trip to Ft. Morgan
Friday we took a family day-trip over to Kendalia, TX to visit Holy Archangels. I had never been before and was really looking forward to it. Fr. Michael opened to church for us. The interior is beautiful. I only have a few pictures because I wanted to be discreet. (There are photos and video on … Continue reading Visit to Holy Archangels Monastery
The evening before I left the beach I popped out to take some photos of the remains of the sunset.
Friday we went to Apalach to visit with my aunt and some of her family. It was so good to see them! That was followed by a bit of a walk and shopping downtown. Many years ago I heard or read of a saying that an Orthodox priest blesses his family for seven generations. I … Continue reading Apalachicola