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. O Christ our God, who hast revealed … Continue reading Theophany
Lately it's been busy and hot. Pretty much the usual. Cloud photography happens more days than not, and sometimes we get a bit of rain. We're in one of the few small parts of Texas that is not in a drought. I've made a few miniature sweaters. The first two went to Emily, the owner … Continue reading Dormition, Roses, Wool, Miniatures, and Clouds
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!
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!
Or winding up. It depends on how you look at it. Lent is nearly done; Lazarus Saturday is tomorrow. This week I finished the third shirtwaist dress (no photos yet), finished the neck and button bands of the cardigan and started the sleeves, made two batches of prosphora today, mailed some censers (the top photo … Continue reading Winding down
We began Saturday morning with an akathist. Afterward Mother Gabriella of Holy Dormition Monastery in Michigan gave talks in the morning and afternoon on prayer and Christian virtue. Liturgy the next morning for St. Cyril of Jerusalem, our parish saint. Coffee hour afterward on the pavilion. Aren't the next few sweet photos? (That's another small … Continue reading Patronal Feast and Visit from Mother Gabriella
We had a joyous Sunday of Orthodoxy! For one, it stopped raining so we could process around the church. I have no doubt that this was the result of a week's worth of fervent prayer. For another, Fr. Gerasim, our diocesan administrator from Dallas, was visiting with us today. I hadn't realized how long it … Continue reading Sunday of Orthodoxy
O who loves Nicholas the saintly, O who serves Nicholas the saintly, Him will Nicholas receive, And give help in time of need: Holy Father Nicholas! Yesterday it seemed I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. There were so many errands, I made prosphora for Liturgy this morning, wrangled small … Continue reading St. Nicholas Day
Troparion — Tone 1 O Lord, save Thy people, / And bless Thine inheritance. / Grant victory to Orthodox Christians / Over their adversaries. / And by virtue of Thy Cross, / Preserve Thy habitation. Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify! more information here