I finally have our new Pascha cards in stock in my Etsy shop! Take a look below or go to my Etsy shop! NEW CARDS: The artwork on this card was created by my daughter, Kelsey Anna. All Pascha cards from previous years are also available again this year. And then back in stock are… Continue reading New 2022 Pascha Cards!
Yesterday Great Lent began. I love Lent because I feel like I am given a do-over every year. A time to refocus my mind, body, and soul back on Christ. Really focus on Him! I try to stay focused on Him daily throughout the year but let's be honest, it isn't easy with all that… Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Pascha”
Yesterday, just before the Gospel reading in the Divine Liturgy we heard the choir sing Alleluia and the Reader read "Come let us rejoice in the Lord! Let us make a joyful noise to God our Savior!" The choir sings again, "Alelluia" and the Reader responds with "Let us come before His face with thanksgiving;… Continue reading The End and the Beginning
Hello dear friends! I pray this Sunday finds you all well. I find myself at home this Sunday. We've been battling covid in our household and though we are feeling much, much better we thought we'd wait one more Sunday before heading back to the crowds. I've missed being at Church. Reading through the hymns… Continue reading Blessed Sunday!
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!
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
This past Sunday we read Luke 15:11-32, the parable of the Prodigal Son. Then He said: “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood.And not many days after, the younger… Continue reading Prodigal Son
On Sunday, as I mentioned then, we in the Orthodox Church found ourselves on what we call the Publican and the Pharisee Sunday. Each year as we prepare for Great Lent, three weeks prior to its start, we are reminded of this parable. “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee… Continue reading Publican and the Pharisee
Have you ever heard of the Lenten Triodion, the book? This is a book that holds all the hymns and special verses for all services from the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee (four Sundays before Lent begins) all the way through Holy Saturday, the day before the Resurrection of Christ. Mostly it just… Continue reading Lenten Triodion
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