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About maryangelis

Hello Readers! (= Здравствуйте, Читатели!) The writer lives in the Catholic and Orthodox faiths and the English and Russian languages, working in an archive by day and writing at night. Her walk in the world is normally one human being and one small detail after another. Then she goes home and types about it all until the soup is done.

September ’17: Woman at the Well

Watering our little patch takes about 90 minutes. That’s every evening; we have a three month dry spell going on. Here is the picture for September 5, at    The red triangles indicate areas where the air quality is … Continue reading

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4/14/2017: Good Friday

This is a deep holiday, for inner silence and reflection on the Passion of Our Lord. At least, that’s how it was meant to work. One Orthodox friend from Ethiopia fasts from all animal foods for 50 days before, and … Continue reading

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6/1: Even Her Enemies Brought Flowers

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(Note: This does not mean that any one honored in this cemetery has enemies. This story is about another cemetery many miles away. And no one there has enemies either.) < On Easter, Cathy made apple cake. Cathy’s baking is an … Continue reading

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4/5/15 Behind the Door

After church, everybody flocked to Father K. Priests at our Priory didn’t vanish in the sacristy after serving Mass. Each one would stand at the main door and wait for every last person who wanted to come shake his hand … Continue reading

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1/17: Chute-ing Star

First, take stock. Grab an expired SALE price tag and a golf pencil. Jot down whatever’s running low: cranberries, pomegranates, bananas, green beans, satsumas. Get the handcart. Wrench open the door on the walk-in cooler. In through the clear heavy … Continue reading

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11/27: The Thief of Charms

Scene 1. Bank of Foods, they call it. Open every month. First Saturday.  Get the shopping cart and grocery bags. Button your collar! That parking lot gets icy. Windy too. They open up at nine, so we’ll save our spot … Continue reading

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11/1: Ark Church at the Movies

The Ark Church film company, “Кинокомпания Ковчег,” is introduced here in the post before this one. A You Tube browse of the Arketeers shows them performing in a long mix of short films and songs. But for these ready-for-eternal-time players, … Continue reading

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