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We Have All Been Healed

This Sunday, a Sunday set aside for preparing our hearts and minds for Great Lent, we read in Matthew 25: 31-46 the parable about the last judgement. The OCA website says, It reminds us that while trusting in Christ’s love and mercy, we must not forget His righteous judgment when He comes again in glory.… Continue reading We Have All Been Healed

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Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

Resurrection hymnography every single Sunday continues even though we are in the preparatory period before Great Lent Begins, the Triodion. The Sundays leading up to Great Lent all have a theme and are meant to prepare us for the fasting season. The season of repentance and change, as I talked a bit about last week.… Continue reading Prodigal Son and the Resurrection

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Sunny Sunday

It is literally a sunny Sunday here in the Pacific Northwest. A very welcome sight after record breaking, what seems to be, non-stop rain. Sunny Sundays and Resurrection Reminders, two terms I coined as I've been working on reminding myself how truly blessed Sundays are in that we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ each and… Continue reading Sunny Sunday

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Akathist of Thanksgiving Day 2

Oh! This one is one of my favorites. This beautiful hymn, as mentioned yesterday, was written in the 1930's in the midst of terrible times. Glory to God for All Things! What a tool of gratefulness, a tool to open our eyes to His beauty all around. This one here, the 2nd Kontakion and Ikos… Continue reading Akathist of Thanksgiving Day 2