Well, I'm not going to lie. Blogging has been difficult as of late. I'm in a dry period I guess. I thought #bloginstead and #blogtown was going to jumpstart me back into play again but it has still been a struggle. So, this is me! And I am not sure why. Something that keeps coming… Continue reading Resurrection Reminders and More
Oh! How I love these reminders! A day late, these "reminders" were given to us yesterday, Sunday...Sunny Sunday! Even in the midst of winter (technically it is still fall though), the dark days. In the midst of Advent and on our way to Christmas, we are reminded He has resurrected Adam's race and granted eternal… Continue reading Resurrection Reminders
This Sunday reminder we hear during Diving Liturgy...it is chanted by the reader during the singing of the Beatitudes. "Having risen from the dead on the third day, the Lord bestowed His peace upon His disciples; and having blessed them, He sent them forth, saying: lead all into My Kingdom!" I just love the fact… Continue reading Lead All Into My Kingdom
Welcome to Sunday, the Lord's day. The day we are reminded that Christ is Risen. Everyday. He has conquered death. I love Sundays. One of my favorite parts of the hymnography for the Resurrection is that over and over again we hear how Christ has conquered death. He has brought light from darkness. It is… Continue reading Sunny Sunday
Good morning and welcome to Sunny Sunday! Each Sunday I write and post about Resurrection hymns we sing each Saturday evening and Sunday at Liturgy. I absolutely love being able to do this. It has truly been influential in my climbing out of the darkness. And as I was trying to come up with a… Continue reading Sunny Sunday
The joyous message of the Resurrection is ours to hear, "Death is overthrown! Christ God is risen, granting the world great mercy!" It makes me happy to sing this. This sentence is so powerful! It peels away the heaviness that has been weighing me down. I feel as if I have been overcome by heavy… Continue reading Death is Overthrown
I have started taking early morning walks lately and it has been truly inspiring. It has become clearer to me, even more so, that all has been enlightened. All of creation that is. I will never tire of it's explicit beauty all around. Rich in colors. Intricate in detail. While walking I often find myself… Continue reading Enlightened!
Today's Resurrection Reminders comes a tiny bit earlier than usual. In our services at Church we have a Vespers service each and every Saturday evening. This service is in preparation of the the Sunday Divine Liturgy and it is when we sing all the Resurrectional Stichera hymns. Tonight we sang a hymn that actually mentions… Continue reading Resurrection Reminders
Today we sang this beautiful hymn, reminding us that our Lord trampled down death, freeing us from our sufferings! Christ is Risen, every day! See Him all around, in His creation. Magnificent, bright, beautiful world.
Such beautiful hymns sung last night. First reminding us that Christ is Risen! One of my favorite things about much of the Resurrectional hymnography is the constant reminder that by rising from the dead, He has conquered death! Come, let us rejoice in the Lord, Who has destroyed the dominion of death! It is such… Continue reading Resurrection Reminder