Monthly Archives: February 2012

LENT: Here’s the deal …

Though today, February 27, 2012, begins the Great Fast for Orthodox Christians, here follows a post regarding Lent which incorporates Meatfare and Cheesefare (just past). The following helpful hints are lifted and edited from a 2008 email from Matushka Elizabeth … 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, during this holy season of the Great Fast, as we prepare to meet … Continue reading

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Faith & Humor – Notes from Muscovy (6 of 6)

“You see, Reverend Father,” a novice once said to the confessor at a convent. “I’m bored at the convent. I started to dance at the age of four and I almost became a ballerina … An excerpt from Faith & … Continue reading

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Mr Robinson’s Pithy Pencil

Stolen, with gratitude – source.

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Faith & Humor – Notes from Muscovy (5 of 6)

Father Artemius graduated with a degree in philology from Moscow State University, which is named after the great Russian scholar and educator Mikhail Vasiliyevich Lomonosov … An excerpt from Faith & Humor: Whenever the priest opens his mouth, silky soft … Continue reading

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Faith & Humor – Notes from Muscovy (4 of 6)

To those who wanted to have an abortion, the abbot would say … An excerpt from Faith & Humor: “You should give birth to the baby and then leave it in a carriage out in the cold, as if it … Continue reading

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Faith & Humor – Notes from Muscovy (3 of 6)

Olga Petrovna, a great admirer of Father Metrophanes, once approached him and said, smiling shyly, “Father, you are …” An excerpt from Faith & Humor: She stumbled momentarily, searching for words. “… You are like Saint Seraphim of Sarov.” The … Continue reading

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