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5. October 2010. Posted by | ***FuNnY MaMa*** | , , , | Leave a comment

You Know You’re a Stay-at-Home Mom When…

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You are forced to use the toilet while
holding your baby on your lap and
with your whining 2 year old
watching you and asking
constantly when you are finished.
—Guest Sarah
(From About.com)
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1. October 2010. Posted by | ***FuNnY MaMa*** | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 2/3

It was a way of expressing love.

This was not idolatry. Kissing the photo of

my beloved, I thought, “If  I never see you

again in person,  I will treasure these few

moments I have to see a photo of your smiling

face.” Love, that was all.

In a similar manner, if we have the diary of

a loved one who has departed this life, would

we not kiss this diary? Would we not hold it

tenderly, read it with attention, and restore it,

so as to preserve the memory

of the one who wrote it?

(CLICK HERE to find “About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 1/3” and HERE for Part 3/3)

25. September 2010. Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , , | Leave a comment

About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 1/3

Road to Emmaus interviews Reader Mikhail Ivanovich, spokesman for the online native

Alaskan linguistic project of All Saints of North America Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


Before I became Orthodox

I had an iconoclastic fear of icons and relics

of any kind. Yet, once, a number of years ago,

on a very rough flight over the mountains of

Bolivia, I found myself kissing a wallet-picture

of my beloved who later became my

wife. Why?

Text resource: http://www.roadtoemmaus.net/

(CLICK HERE to find “About respect for the Holy Icons, Part 2/3″ and HERE for Part 3/3)

20. September 2010. Posted by | Explaining Orthodoxy | , , , , | Leave a comment

One thing have I asked of the Lord, Psalm 26 (27)

Text: Psalm 26 (27)

(English Standard Version Bible)

Photo: Alexander Shurlakov, The Saviour

14. September 2010. Posted by | Orthodox Christian Quotes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment