During Cheese Week we got our tabletop garden ready to use along with the readings from Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. [See my review and links here.] It's very simple, actually. I used a plastic tray and covered it with packaged sheet moss. We planted a few tiny pots with grass seed and also … Continue reading Path to Pascha Tabletop Garden
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.
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
Spring has arrived without a doubt. Of course, from the point of view of some (in the snowy, far north), we went from fall to spring, giving winter a miss. But by our own low standards, winter was here, and now we're bracing for summer. Spring is usually wet, but February saw us receive twice … Continue reading Signs of Spring
This year the pan-Orthodox Vespers was hosted by St. Anthony the Great Orthodox Church (AOCANA) in Spring, TX. I'm not sure how many priests from the Houston area were there (mostly only those vested are in the last photo) but the last time I saw that many in one place it was at the cathedral … Continue reading Pan-Orthodox Vespers
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