Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friends of the Martyrs

I had never heard of this event before. I think it is something everybody should learn about. Advertisements

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Old Hymns and New Scenery

We went on an 900 mile roadtrip last week.  We saw so many interesting sights, but the best things of all were the constantly changing, gorgeous landscapes.  So much variety. It seemed that the terrain, flora, and fauna all changed … Continue reading

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The Icon of Pentecost

This is the festal icon of Holy Pentecost.  This particular version is Russian, likely painted in the 16th Century for the Cathedral of St. Sophia in the city of Novgorod. It might not be what you expected to see for … Continue reading

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Four Lessons for Me

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.  I have learned–and been reminded–of a lot of important things.  Most of them I learned not by doing something, but by quietly and attentively observing.  I want to share a few of them … Continue reading

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John 14:27

This reflection is taken directly from the Little Books of the Diocese of Saginaw, Inc.  It is based on the writings of the late Bishop Ken Untener.  It is dedicated to SR: Being Faithful to Grace. “Peace I leave with … Continue reading

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Icons and Light

An icon is not meant to be a likeness, not meant to be a physical portrait.  It is, rather, a spiritual portrait. It shows a glorified soul, transfigured by grace,  filled with the light and radiance of God’s love.  This … Continue reading

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Blessings and good wishes

Wishing a Joyous and Blessed Pascha to all of my Orthodox friends! Christ is Risen!  Indeed, He is risen! Alleluia! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Let the heavens be glad;  let the earth rejoice.  Let the whole world, visible … Continue reading

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Inverse Perspective

Most of us know about perspective from art classes in school–the common example being one of train tracks leading into the distance, coming to a single point.  The eye and brain have learned to see these cues and interpret the … Continue reading

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