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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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4/5/15 Easter Sunday: 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

_______ Part 1. Food Bank’s open at the church, first Saturday each month. Bring all of your net bags. Get out the folding shopping cart. Bundle up: the parking lot gets icy, and it’s windy out there. Doors open at … 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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10/5: Ark Film Company (Кинокомпания Ковчег)

The Ark Film Company of St. Petersburg is known for creating short edifying films and songs for young people. The troupe is sponsored by the congregation at the affiliated Ark Church, which one Sunday years ago found themselves with Deaf … Continue reading

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9/1: Larkspur, part 4 of 4

Here’s part 1 Here’s part 2 Here’s part 3 For the next ten days I called people in my address book and reserved time to come to their houses just for company while they went about their business and I … Continue reading

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