That these waters may be sanctified…

... by the power, and effectual operation, and descent of the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Lord.Seen at Mimi's; Fr. Christopher of Poulsbo’s Mission at the Theophany Great Blessing of Water [source]. … [Read more...]

recently added to the blog roll…

... another for the Visual Treat category, The Hand Maid. Art by Boris Kustodiev, A Nun C.1901 … [Read more...]

Fr. Charron’s ordination…

... this was a pleasant surprise. Josephus Flavius over at Byz Tex posted this video of Fr. Jason Charron's ordination. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few weeks ago when he came to our parish to celebrate Divine Liturgy in Ukrainian. AXIOS! … [Read more...]

second class Christians…

... do you get that feeling sometimes that in certain circles Eastern Catholics are second class Christians. Romans (for the most part) don't know or care we exist and the Orthodox, at least those I've encountered, treat Eastern Catholics like pseudo-wanna-be Orthodox who play dress up with the Divine Liturgy.One example comes to mind... upon visiting a local Orthodox church for the first time the priest introduces himself to me. The conversation was pleasant enough and cordial; however, the … [Read more...]

matrimony…

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communion…

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confession…

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baptism…

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but the thing I hate most of all…

... that last hour of the week; Friday between 4pm-5pm. The hour where time stands still. … [Read more...]