MONDAY 12 MARCH 2018

Thomas and I had a nice drive in the sunshine to visit Vladika Lazar.  In fact it became so warm that we opened the windows to allow the fresh and fragrant air into the vehicle.  Although Vladika Irinee’s plane had arrived from Whitehorse in the Yukon, the Deacon’s plane was delayed until ten thirty, so […]

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FRIDAY 9 MARCH 2018

Yesterday’s rain turned to bright sunshine this morning with a clear sky and the occasional fluffy cloud drifting by.  It finally felt like spring even though there was constant noise nearby with Andy and his friends sawing branches and working near the barn.  That entire area looks terrible, as many of the broken branches were […]

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WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2018

We were upset that Vladika Lazar was transferred to the Royal Columbian Hospital this morning, yet pleased that they would give him the care that he needs.  The problem stems from being released too early and perhaps now he can heal properly.  Quite a few people came for the Presanctified Liturgy tonight and the singing […]

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MONDAY 5 MARCH 2018

For more than half a day we waited to be told of Vladika’s release from the hospital. There are so many people to thank for their constant visits during which they brought him nourishing food, gave him massages and helped him to walk with the assistance of a walker. We finally brought him back in […]

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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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