Thursday, April 25, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

7 Quick Takes 19 APR 2013

1. I visited DC the other day. I went to the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  While I was there I noticed that the two ceiling mosaics on the two ends of the apse are God the Father separating land from the sea and God the Son separating the Faithful from everyone else. I like the juxtaposition, but I'm not sure which connection the artist is making. Maybe a reference to the baptized as the New Creation?

2. Last Sunday was the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearers. I like how Mary Magdalene and the other myrrh-bearing women are referred to in the East as co-equal to the Apostles.

3. Is anyone reading this in the Augusta, GA area?

4. Its time to start mowing the lawn again. Maybe this year I will break down and get a riding lawnmower.

5. End of the semester is only two weeks away! Woohoo!

6. This has been one of those weeks when I feel like its been Groundhog's Day seven times.

7. Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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Sunday, April 07, 2013

"It is better to pray devoutly for your neighbor than to rebuke him every time he sins."--St. Mark the Ascetic
May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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Friday, April 05, 2013

7 Quick Takes 5April2013

1. I hope everyone has had a great Bright Week. I've had this song stuck in my head all week:
Shine! Shine! O New Jerusalem!
The Glory of the Lord has shone on you!
Exalt now and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O Pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son! 

2. One of the songs during the Pascha Liturgy mentioned Christ as resting on the seventh day. I had never thought about Holy Week as echoing the Creation Story.

3. Speaking of Creation, I read a blog post that talked about Noah's flood as the reverse of creation and six other thoughts about the Flood. Definitely worth checking out for yourself.

4. I can't wait for Spring Break next week. My daughter and I have the same week off of school so we'll spend it together.

5. This Sunday is St Thomas Sunday. I've always liked the story of Doubting Thomas. I think he gets criticized more than he deserves.

6. I've been doing some spring cleaning. Its amazing how many things I have found that I haven't seen in months or years.

7. Christ is risen!

May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Side project

Christ is risen!
I hope everyone is having a great Bright Week.
I'm trying something new on a Wordpress blog that I had forgot that I had. I'm going to try my hand at a serialized novella.
Check out what I have so far and please feel free to let me know what you think of it in the comment box. At the bottom of each chapter is a link to the next and previous chapters.

May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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