Monthly Archives: February 2010

FASTING: The Weak & the West

The following two snippets, the words of Mother Mary and Metropolitan (then Archimandrite) Kallistos Ware, come from Fr Josiah Trenham’s site, The Arena. The Meaning of the Great Fast: How the West Changed the Fast “The second tendency [viewing the … Continue reading

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An Artist to Boot, Must be Rodeo

So we’re getting in the car, my son and I, to go to the church for the Friday night Akathist Hymn. My girls, mom to boot, were headed to Huntsville for DOWAMA Winter Camp (Texas Style). Before he goes to … Continue reading

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Repeat Visit to Orthodox Urgent Care

In my daydreaming I saw myself walking down a long white hallway and asking a doctor if he’d be willing to give me a tour of the facility … “Sure,” he said, “this way.” Our first stop was at the … Continue reading

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Bishop MARK – Sunday of Orthodoxy, 2010

His Grace, MARK, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest (Antiochian Archdiocese), was in Houston for the First Sunday of the Great Fast. My plan was to feature many pics from the day’s events; I had all the … Continue reading

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LENTEN RECIPE: Shrimp Rice

I‘ve posted this before, but the wife brought the dish to last week’s Post-Pre-Sanctified-Potluck and it was, as usual, a hit. Enjoy! 2 lbs. shrimp (raw)worcestershire sauce2 c. chopped celery1 c. chopped green onion, stems and all1 c. green pepper, … Continue reading

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Bishop MARK in Houston This Weekend

At the invitation of the Orthodox Clergy Association of Southeast Texas and with the blessing of Bishop BASIL of the Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America … His Grace, MARK, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest will be … Continue reading

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Lenten Policewoman, Age 7

One of my youngest daughter’s chores on Thursday is gathering all the individual trash bags from the bedrooms and bathrooms and depositing them in a larger bag to be carted down to the curb. This morning, bearing a half dozen … Continue reading

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