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Feast of St. Louis

Posted: Friday, August 30th, 2013 @ 8:54 pm in Liturgical Calendar | 2 Comments »

Last Sunday was the feast of King St. Luis IX.  To honor the feast day we had crepes for breakfast!  I was planning more variety, but due to illnesses during the week, I didn’t get a chance to get extra ingredients.   So, making due with what we had on hand I made two kinds […]

The Akathist Hymn

Posted: Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm in Lent, Liturgy, Saints | 1 Comment »

The wonderful feast of the Assumption reminded me of this other beautiful devotion to our Lady in the Easter churches.  We live about forty minutes from an Greek Orthodox church, and one of our family friends is a member there.  Our friend invited us there a while ago for their Akathist Hymn.  Every Friday evening […]

As The Hen Doth Gather Her Chicks

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm in Bible | Comments Off on As The Hen Doth Gather Her Chicks

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not?  (Matthew 23:37) Sometimes it’s nice to also have a visual.