Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Just as Vladika Lazar and I were about to set out for Abbotsford, a woman called to say that she was on her way to the monastery.  I informed her that, unfortunately, we were ready to leave, but she wanted to come anyhow, which she did, bringing us an assortment of fruit, cheese and other nutritious things. Actually, Father Moses was available to meet her and show her the church. Meanwhile, we went on our planned way to purchase a number of items that are needed by old and handicapped people.  Gone are the days when we could hurry and scurry, now we simply shuffle along, but thanks be unto God for at least that!  The slight touch of a cold that I had since the weekend is disappearing, while Vladika Lazar has not been well in this period, afflicted possibly by some virus.  Father Moses spent considerable time in gathering all the material necessary for the first week of Great Lent, such as copies of the Canon of Saint Andrew of Crete, material for the Presanctified Liturgy and also for  the Liturgy of Saint Basil.  While he was doing that, he came across a book stand that we have been searching for over a year.  It turned out to be a search and rescue operation. 

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