Hello friends! Happy Sunday to you! Happy Resurrection Sunday! At the end of August I watched a documentary called Social Dilemma. It’s the kind of documentary that can change your life if you allow it. I hope I have allowed it even somewhat. More importantly, about the same time, and shortly after posting about my… Continue reading Hope
Christ is Risen! Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those… Continue reading The Last Sunday of Pascha
Christ is risen from the dead trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life! Despite all the strange and crazy world we live in, we have made it through this lentiest lent ever and we have come to this beautiful and bright place, the place where our minds and hearts… Continue reading Christ is Risen!
My daughter is our choir director and has been putting together reader's services for parishioners to print out and use at home. She has been working on these for Holy Week and Pascha and beginning today is allowing me to share them for our family and friends everywhere. I know many people will follow services… Continue reading Printable Reader’s Services
Today through Friday, March 27th, we are offering a sale for the entire shop, but most especially our Pascha/Easter cards. Today is the "middlemost point" of the great fast. Look what the hymn at vespers says: "The Fast that brings us blessings has now reached its middlemost point: it has helped us to receive God's… Continue reading Time for a Sale!
In the Orthodox Church Pascha (Easter ) is a 40 day Feast. We fast for 40 days beforehand and we feast for 40 days afterwards. Christ is Risen! The most important aspect of the Christian race. My babies...Pascha 16 years ago. Remembering these days is good and pleasant. We celebrate. We sing. We are filled… Continue reading Leavetaking of Pascha
Christ is Risen! During the 40 day Paschal season (forty days following Pascha (Easter) where we in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Resurrection of Christ) we sing a hymn called Let God Arise (Paschal Stichera) every Saturday evening during Great Vespers. I have so many songs I love but I find this one to be… Continue reading Let God Arise
On Friday evening, May 17th and Saturday the 18th, I attended a conference where Fr. Stephen Freeman was one of the keynote speakers. He is the author of Everywhere Present and a blog and podcast called Glory to God for All Things at Ancient Faith Radio. Dn. James and I were excited to hear him… Continue reading All of Creation Agrees
Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen from the dead, trampling down death by death and upon those in the tombs bestowing life. I’ve recently lost sight of my big overall goal of writing this blog. I’ve felt lost. Unsure. I’m not sure why. I went through this feeling back in January when I needed to… Continue reading Back Into Focus
On this, the last day of Holy week, the very end of our Lenten Journey to Pascha, I thought I'd share with you a tad about the Journey I took this week. In the Orthodox tradition of Holy Week we walk with Christ through his Holy Passion, each and every day of this week. Several… Continue reading The End of Holy Week