December 12th, 2005

HTOC

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On Sunday, near the end of the Divine Liturgy, the prayers of the Catechumate were said over me by Father Jonathan. God willing, on January 8th I will be Chrismated into the Orthodox Church.
HTOC

Monday

The weekend has come and gone. It was an important one, I think.

Saturday was spent watching Christmas movies and eating waffles. Saturday evening a Vespers service was attended, followed by a lenten feast to celebrate the life of St. Nicholas. Afterward, I somehow ended up in St. Paul drinking tea, waiting for a young lady to finish her shift and then to come and visit.

Sunday morning was important.

Sunday afternoon was spent shopping. I purchased four different books for my four different housemates. I purchased Brazilian soap for my mother. My father will be receiving some organic fair-trade coffee beans (oh, how progressive I am).

I spent the later half of the afternoon drinking coffee, reading and writing. I am in the last hundred pages of Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina". My word. I slowly savored the pages of Schmemman's book and I had a word or two of my own to put down on paper.

At any rate: It's a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas were all watched this weekend. The halls have been decked. Let's go to Phoenix.
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Christ has united what was once divided.
Christ has conquered our greatest enemy;
Swallowing up death, He has poured fourth life.
The weight of our sin has been traded for
the burden of His glory.