Today’s service lasted more than four hours, beginning with  full Matins, the Liturgy, prayers for travel, and a memorial for Michael who had reposed forty days ago.  We were pleased to see our friends from Cranbrook whom we have not seen for some time.  After an abundant Agape meal, people kept dropping in, many of them on their way to, or returning from, Harrison Hot Springs, a nearby resort.  We were rather pleased to hear from a family from Vancouver Island wanting to baptize their son here at the monastery in the near future. Our planned singing practice did not take place, so we decided to have it next Sunday when those who are most interested will be present.

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