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.
His Eminence Archbishop Alexander visited our parish this weekend! Eis pollá éte, Déspota!
I was actually thinking this morning of writing a post which I've been pondering for a while, distilling some ideas into coherent statements. I was asked years ago to write about how I had come to Orthodoxy and never did. Plus, I've been thinking more deeply lately about the vast gulf between Orthodoxy and Catholicism* … Continue reading The blog post you don’t get
A highlight of St. Thomas Sunday.
https://youtu.be/B9X8XJas86o Can you believe there were only about six people singing, four in the choir?!
Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! We had eighty-eight people at Agape Vespers! I'm staggered! Afterward the family received by chrismation yesterday communed for the first time. Then there was a feast, egg hunt gathering, confetti eggs, and a piñata. We brought home a lot of candy. I'm much to tired at this point … Continue reading Agape Vespers
Indeed He is risen! Do not lament Me, O Mother, seeing Me in the tomb, the Son conceived in the womb without seed; for I shall arise, and be glorified; and, as God, I shall unceasingly exalt all who extol Thee in faith and in love. -Canon of Holy Saturday, Ode 9 Come receive ye … Continue reading Christ is Risen!
What a glorious day despite the fact that a cold front went through literally during church; it dropped at least 13 degrees and a stiff north breeze was blowing by noon. It's going to be COLD tonight! All of those pretty Pascha outfits will be covered with coats, haha.
Holy Saturday is a traditional day to receive converts to the Church. Last year on this day we received a mother and daughter (who have thrown themselves in wholeheartedly!!), and this morning we received a family of eight, parents and six of their children (there are more children but they have married and live elsewhere). … Continue reading Family Chrismation