Busy Bee

I have multiple parallel projects going on. I didn't even bother to include photos of all of them. The following are the most active projects: I started the little sweater for my niece-to-be. I think it will turn out well.   I have an order of toy censers to fill for St. Tikhon's bookstore. With … Continue reading Busy Bee

Egg Hunt

We're a bit delayed because of the past two weeks of colds/flu, but Pascha lasts 40 days! This morning we did a couple rounds of egg-hunting for Moppet and Mittens. Mittens took it very seriously.


Mittens and Moppet share godparents. Their godmother sent them two Melissa and Doug sets for Mittens's birthday. They enjoyed the wooden cupcake set this morning! Mittens also ate some crayons. I am enjoying some caramel-flavored coffee from Mystic Monk Coffee, a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law. I never put flavored creamers in my coffee so … Continue reading Cupcakes

Theophany vs. Epiphany

Re sharing this from 2013…

Praying With My Feet

In the East, today we celebrate (if we’re on the new calendar – 13 days later for the old calendar); the feast of Theophany, the baptism of the Lord. In the West they celebrate Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men bearing gifts. There is usually some confusion here, especially for new converts to Orthodoxy from traditions that celebrated Epiphany. It’s an understandable thing. The words sound alike and they’re on the same day. I’m not going to go into this huge discourse on the differences between the two, but here it is in a nutshell:

Theophany is, as I mentioned, the celebration of the baptism of Christ. Some people will wonder why Christ had to be baptized. After all, He is God, right? Right. When Christ entered the waters of the Jordan the water was sanctified.* This is stated in the troparion of the afterfeast. So what…

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