And T-shirts? What? Yep...we now have T-shirts available. It was designed because of a suggestion from a friend. He told us that the amazing drawing of Christ conquering death would make an awesome T-shirt. So we did a bunch of research and decided to go with an online partner to create them. Teespring will print… Continue reading Pascha is coming! Got Cards? And T-shirts?
This Great Lent I bought a book to read during this 40 day journey. It is an older book republished by Ancient Faith Publishing called Pilgrimage to Pascha. It is a devotional with a meditation on each day as well as "Font of Wisdom", sharing quotes from saints. On this day, Tuesday of the Second… Continue reading Pilgrimage to Pascha-
This chapter begins the 2nd section of the book, Reclaiming the Present: Stepping Stones on the Path Out of Despondency. Boy! Do I need this 2nd section! Some practical tips to help me out of this sticky mud! Chapter 5 on Prayer and Despondency, for me, hits home the fact that my intense struggles in… Continue reading Prayer and Despondency—Chapter 5 Notes
This Sunday, the hymn that I chose to share with you as our Resurrection Reminder actually comes from the Lenten Triodion. This hymn is so vivid. Make us worthy to receive Thy light, for we sing praises to thy glorious Resurrection! Blessed Sunday to you all!
As we end this first week of Great Lent I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite hymns we sing each night, Monday through Friday, during the Canon of St. Andrew. It is the Kontakion sung after the 6th Ode of the Canon. https://youtu.be/uqdJ1QJ3dxA This is my daughter and one other member… Continue reading My Soul, My Soul Arise
Yesterday, March 18, was the anniversary of the repose of Fr. Thomas Hopko. I meant to post this in honor of him. Fr. Thomas Hopko, of blessed memory, was a shining star in our modern Orthodox world. Yesterday, St. Vladimir Press sent out a lovely email to honor him. They posted this excerpt from his… Continue reading Memory Eternal
Yesterday, for my Lenter Psalter group reading, I read the 1st Kathisma in the Psalter which includes Chapters 1-8 of the Psalms. I was drawn to a verse in Chapter 4, actually several verses. This is a beautiful chapter. When I called upon Thee, O God of my righteousness, Thou didst hearken unto me; in… Continue reading Psalm 4
I mentioned last week that the cards are in. But I mostly bragged about the Lenten Encouragement postcards. Today I wanted to show you my new Pascha cards! This one is, by far, my favorite! Inside: "Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life.… Continue reading Pascha Cards are in!
What a joy! I am so happy for lent to start for so many reasons but the best is shared in a post from March 14, 2019. I read this post every year because it is such an awesome reminder to why we go through this Lenten period of time before we celebrate Pascha, the… Continue reading Great Lent Begins
Today, in the Orthodox Church, is the beginning of Great Lent. Today is “clean Monday”. As we start our Lenten journey, I found this chapter extremely applicable…thought provoking. I think one of my Lenten endeavors will be to fight against “Escaping the Present”. To fight with all my might! Because despondency comes so easily to… Continue reading Chapter 4 Notes of Time and Despondency