A couple of mysteries arose overnight, with an abundance of bread left on the kitchen table, while the Lithuanian cold beet soup vanished, as did a huge cheese cake. Moreover, the icon hanging on the cedar tree next to the holy well was lying on the ground. Either someone tore it off, or a raccoon might have knocked it off. Whatever the reason, we must be diligent. I would ask everyone to close all doors tightly and not leave them half open as is often the case. I was sent a photo of Tamara from Samara which should appear with today’s entry of the diary. She is very sweet and the two of us look like typical elderly people, although many might not agree with that assessment. Father Kenneth, an Anglican priest from Michigan, attended Liturgy and had an opportunity to speak with Vladika Lazar.