Saturday, April 19, 2014
Who does not have chills run through them as the deep tones of Holy Friday Lamentations fill the church? And the past few years, I wait with baited breath for another moment. In the days leading up, my children ask, is it time yet, is it tonight? Will he sing the bones? And so last night, once again, we gather to experience another moment of beauty as one of my dear friends sings life into the prophecy of Ezekiel. I am so happy that this year, someone finally recorded it!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Just a quick drop in to share one of my favorite moments of the season. So much has happened in the past few weeks and I have so many things I would like to post about and numerous drafts begun, but just living the week is all I can do now. Here is a recording from the service, it just takes my breath away every time I hear it.
Monday, March 24, 2014
The crocodile hunter showed both pigs at county, regional and state this winter, earning a second place and a few fourth and fifth placings.
Bacon, the female pig, has been sold to a neighbor for breeding, so she escaped the slaughter. The male pig is now in the freezer (220 lbs of meat!) awaiting Pascha when we plan to enjoy loads of bacon and sausage. I am amazed by how much comes from a single pig. The verdict is in and while he enjoyed showing pigs and plans to again, he definitely prefers sheep. Watching 20 kids try to show pigs in a ring, it looked like trying to herd cats to me!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Metropolitan PHILIP (1931-2014)
Memory Eternal to the man who opened the doors of Orthodoxy to a group of seekers in the 1980's when everyone else turned them away. His open arms brought my in-laws and husband into the church, and paved the path for my family to come years later. Because of him, and Fr. Peter and Fr. Gordon, I am where I am today.