Happy Resurrection Sunday to you all! I know this is late, but somehow, over the last few days it completely slipped my mind to get this post ready and scheduled. We did get to see my father-in-law for the first time in over a year so that made for an exciting last few days. It… Continue reading Sunday Reminder
Reading the Psalms as often as possible brings such peace and calm into my life. I have worked really hard to make this a part of my daily morning routine. On hard days it brings comfort and encouragement. I find nourishment for my soul. Here is one that fed me lately. May you also be… Continue reading Ready is My Heart
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!