I cannot believe we are half-way through Holy Week already and the first three services of Holy Week are complete. In the first three services, called Bridegroom Matins, we sing a hymn that jolts me awake. It teaches me I must be awake at all times.. Behold, the Bridegroom comes at midnight, and blessed is… Continue reading Be Watchful
This stichera hymn sung last night really grabbed my attention. So vivid, it brings a bit of excitement to my heart as we know it to be a foretaste of what is to come. We have completed the forty days that profit our souls.Let us sing: “Rejoice, city of Bethany, home of Lazarus!Rejoice, Mary and… Continue reading A Foretaste
Good Monday afternoon, y'all! Typically I have been posting my Book Club notes on Mondays but as of lately that has been hard. I missed last week and had incredibly busy week. And now we are on the home stretch towards Holy Week and Pascha so I have decided to take a short break from… Continue reading Book Club Break and Merch!
Even in the middle of Lent we get glimpses of the Resurrection! I love it so much! This is late Sunday evening because I just got back from an anniversary camping trip. I posted on Thursday that it was our 27th wedding anniversary. My hubby and I had a beautiful trip to a lake just… Continue reading Resurrection Reminder!
This week marks the very middle of the fast. Last Sunday was the very center. As we head into the end of the fast may we find strength and encouragement from this hymn... This hymn is actually sung this coming Monday, the perfect time for a boost of encouragement to keep going. Today we sing… Continue reading Middle of the Fast
Today marks the 27th Anniversary of a lifelong commitment and I thought I'd take a walk down memory lane. As I was pondering this achievement last night I realized that I can sit and think on that day as if it were yesterday. But I wanted to take out the photos and see again those… Continue reading Anniversary Throwback Thursday- 27 Years!
What a glorious spring day yesterday! I had some fun weeding the herb garden yesterday and exploring the budding flowers and trees! I loved it! Here is our beautiful reminder of the resurrection today! Have a very blessed Sunday!
As we walk our way through lent I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite prayers said specifically during Great Lent. It really is the perfect reflection of what our journey through lent is about. To change me. To work on me and my own salvation. I find this prayer to sum up… Continue reading Prayer of St. Ephraim
As we continue the joyful celebration of the Fast, we cry aloud: Keep us all in peace, O Lord, deliver us from every snare of the enemy, and in Thy surpassing love count us worthy to venerate with fear Thy precious Cross, through which Thou grantest to the inhabited earth Thy mercy, O Thou Who… Continue reading Wednesday of the Third Week
This chapter was somewhat familiar to me. I've read it three times now and I've actually written about it on KofJ before. In fact, I was tempted just to reblog one of my posts about it but I decided not to. I'll reference it though. It is pretty astonishing to me that as I sit… Continue reading Book Club Monday – Chapter 6 Notes