Seeing that the sun had hidden its rays and the veil of the Temple had been rent at the death of the Saviour, Joseph did approach Pilate and did plead with him crying and saying, Give me this stranger, who from his youth hath wandered like a stranger. Give me this stranger, whom his kinsmen … Continue reading Holy Friday Matins with Lamentations
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. … Continue reading Holy Unction
Today was a bit busy. We hit the gym this morning and then got groceries. I went out again right afterward to Hobby Lobby to get white tapers and ribbon for the baptismal candles. I also started hemming Duchess's skirt (it's a beautiful cream wool gabardine in a 1930's pattern that she found at an … Continue reading Holy Tuesday
I hit the stores early this morning to get Pascha candy in sale. Alas, I had forgotten to get Cadbury creme eggs early (as in weeks ago)! I had been avoiding the "seasonal" aisle at the grocery store because it was painful but that meant I forgot. Ah well, they'll all be happy anyway. My … Continue reading Gearing up
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!
Baptism of Andrew
Many years to the newly-illumined son of God, Andrew, and his sponsor, the Reader Mark! Behind the scenes prep:
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!
Patronal Feast and Visit from Mother Gabriella
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
After the Akathist
Some photos taken of Mittens before we went home after the Akathist (I got to stay for a little of Mother Gabriella's talk).