Monthly Archives: February 2010

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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The Fast is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Firmament

On Clean Monday, I noted in my morning journal: “I can’t believe it’s finally here. Lent. Lent 2010. Fifty days for me to torment myself with discipline and guilt. I usually have little problem with the food fast part – … Continue reading

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The Rules of the Fast (Orthodox)

Just as a reminder [in other words, there’s no need to stone the messenger in the ComBox (hence, the cartoon at left)], here’s “The Rules of Fasting” — beginning with the first day of the Fast, Clean Monday — from … Continue reading

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My Low Bow

On this Sunday of Forgiveness, I beg you — faithful readers, lurkers, and surfers — to forgive my many sins, failings, and shortcomings. Prayers coveted and assured, for you and yours, as we prepare, during this holy season of the … Continue reading

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