Sunday, 9 August, 2020

What a long and exhausting day this has been. The celebration of Saint Panteleimon began on Saturday evening at the service of Vespers and continued today with the early morning Matin service, followed by the Liturgy. This was all served outside in the little outdoor chapel which is dedicated to the Theotokos “Joy of Canada”. […]

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Daily Diary, 25 July, 2020

Another warm and sunny day with hordes of mosquitoes! The day began with reading the prayers for the reposed in the morning, then taking my medication and preparing for the day. Liudmila and Dima are visiting and were busy clearing away Morning Glories around the property. Liudmila made lunch but my phone wasn’t working and […]

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Daily Diary, 12 July, 2020

Today is the joyous feast day of Saints Peter and Paul. We celebrated the day by beginning on Saturday with the feastday Vesper service and then continued on Sunday morning with Matins and the Liturgy. Someone has carefully and thoughtfully posted signs on the church doors, detailing the social distancing requirements and asking people to […]

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Daily Diary, 8 July, 2020

This was another fairly relaxed, though warm day. As before, there were hordes of mosquitoes that made any journey outdoors most uncomfortable. As a result, I was once again indoors, doing a bit of research on the computer, working on an icon and also still trying to master use of the little sewing machine. After […]

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Daily Diary, 6 July, 2020

Today was a lovely day from the perspective of the weather: not too hot, a bit sunny but, as was true for yesterday, there were mosquitoes in abundance. I walked into the field to take some photographs and the tall grass was swarming with them. Then I went to photograph near Archbishop Lazar’s little house […]

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