I'm at home with four children too sick to take to church. The three children who got sick first, and hence are mostly recovered, are at Liturgy. It's such a beautiful day it's almost painful, if that makes sense. It brings to mind so many other exquisite days. The sky is a brilliant blue, the … Continue reading Some fresh air
Posting has been slight this week due to all seven children being sick. A sick toddler and preschooler don't leave much time or energy for anything but the absolute basics (and not always those). Some children are on the mend so I hope next week will be better.
I can't believe I have an 18-year-old! Where has the time gone?
Christ is risen! I started the process of restoring order to the house yesterday. Every year I run a pretty tight ship up until Holy Friday and then things start to accumulate. By Pascha afternoon it looks like the kids version of a frat house. I simply can't function in such an environment. So exhausted … Continue reading Bright Monday
Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! Location: St. Cyril of Jerusalem Orthodox Church, The Woodlands, TX [There will be no photos from Agape Vespers as I am home with sick children.]
It was a joy to attend the baptism of our two newest members yesterday. Because I had taken the little ones home after Liturgy (Duchess and Pickles had been left at church) I had the rare opportunity of attending a service unencumbered. Many years to the newly-illumined handmaids of God, Photini and Mary, and their … Continue reading Holy Saturday: Baptism
Liturgy was, from my point of view, rough. Moppet was reasonably well-behaved but Mittens had reached her limit. I spent the majority of it outside or in the narthex. It's hard to be so little and at church every day for eight (nine today) days in a row. Since we've had a respiratory virus visiting … Continue reading Holy Saturday: Liturgy
Matins with Lamentations
We usually decorate for Pascha by Holy Thursday. I would prefer to do it Holy Saturday but there's never enough time for anything but the essentials beginning with Holy Friday. We have accumulated various decorations over the years, both gifts and handmade. I let Moppet help decorate the table, using the mostly unbreakable things. More … Continue reading Holy Thursday