Vladika Varlaam’s Daily Diary

SUNDAY 4 MARCH 2018

The characteristic and pleasant scent of burning wood greeted my nostrils this morning as I stepped outside, and I knew that Misha has already arrived and started a fire in the hall. It takes a couple of hours to heat the entire hall, but once heated, it remains warm for a long time.  The voices […]

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FRIDAY 2 MARCH 2018

Tonight’s Liturgy was touching with very good singing, although I had difficulty in walking without a cane, yet Doru came up to the solea to help me keep my balance.  It is a great pity that many people have never attended a single Presanctified Liturgy, while others claim that it is their favourite one.  It […]

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THURSDAY 1 MARCH 2018

I was reminded that in three weeks winter will officially be over and spring will step in.  Aside from the terrible ice storm we experienced last month, I wonder where winter went and how quickly is passed by.  Thomas drove me to the eye specialist for my yearly examination [all is well], then we went […]

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TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2018

Thomas drove me to the hospital to visit Vladika Lazar in New Westminster and, during the visit, his specialist walked in, an Orthodox woman from Cyprus.  I was under the impression that she was satisfied with Vladika’s progress and she was concerned about preparing him for his eventual return home.  Our little guardian angel, Stavroula, […]

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