Current practice project Since our guild meetings are only once a month, I thought I would start a new practice project to work on while I wait. This is what wikipedia has to say about The Angel with the Golden Hair: The Angel with Golden Hair (Russian: Ангел Златые власы, Angel Zlatye Vlasy) is a tempera … Continue reading The Angel with Golden Hair
Next week is Passion Week. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday. There will be a liturgy every morning next week plus all of the services for Pascha. I have been gone from church so much that people had begun to ask my sister if I had moved! It is a delicate balance trying to attend when there … Continue reading Getting back to church and a la cart topics
St. Mary of Egypt. Yes, that is a lion in the background. It is digging her grave. If you have ever suffered as a Christian and have been part of a certain heretical doctrine that states 'really good' Christians should never suffer because if you live your life right the blessings of God over take … Continue reading Suffering as a Christian and Passion Week
At every Christian season, pagans and wiccans love to point out things they think are accurate about Christianity in what I think is an attempt to under mine it or 'de-legitimize' it some how? I'm not sure why they do this but I especially do not under stand why supposed Christians do it. THIS popped … Continue reading Christianity being hit by cancel culture on all sides?
To be clear, when I say I am 'bagging' on someone it is THIS: bag on someone in. to criticize someone. Stop bagging on me! I'm tired of all your complaining. 2. n. to tease someone. The other day on twitter, someone pointed out that I tend to trash talk Protestants... alot. And they are … Continue reading Bagging on prots… again
Have you ever walked into a business, or spoken to a person and you realize you just walked into your dream or the perosn you are speaking with is living your dream? It can be so hard to quell those thoughts of doubt or 'not good enough' that keep us from living our dreams. I … Continue reading The doppelganger
Holy Tradition is a shield against the leis of heretics and the enemies of God. I separated heretics from enemies on purpose. I do not believe that every heretic is an enemy of God. I think many are just confused. Without Holy tradition to guide us it is easy to believe the things people claim … Continue reading Why Holy Tradition matters
1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; he is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of … Continue reading Bible fraud
The Annunciation where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she will be the mother of God (IF she wants to!). I was speaking with someone on Face Book. She said something that completely stopped me in my tracks. She said she was uncomfortable with Mary because she was forced to become pregnant and give birth to … Continue reading I am practically in tears over how little people actually know about Christianity.
Depicting top to bottom; Anna the mother of Mary, Mary, the mother of Jesus, and of course, The Christ. The above is one of my favorite icons. It shows what kind of legacy can be created by purity. In the story of Anna and Joachim, Mary's parents and Jesus' grandparents, Anna and Joachim are barren. … Continue reading The legacy of purity. Exploring the power of NOT letting it all hang out, or giving ‘it’ away.