Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Blessed Feast Day

Someone is playing opera loud

and it is lovely.

The weather is cool right now,

but I hear rumours of another heat wave.

Liturgy was lovely this morning.

My priest has white vestments with hand embroidered

grapes on them.

It is one of my favourite of his vestments,

the whole day was beautiful,

starting with vespers last night.

Seeing the sunlight in the altar, with incense;

hearing the Troparion for the feast;

the blessing of wine, wheat and oil;

being anointed with gladness;

eating the bread with wine;

liturgy today;

church family;

the blessing of fruit...

I could not resist adding a Cleo Picture.
Blessed evening to all!


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Cleo is gorgeous :-)
Have you read the wonderful children's book aboot an Orthodox monastery cat, called "The Abbot and I " ?
I love it :-)

Michelle M. said...

Blessed Feast to you!

margaret said...

I hope you had a good feast, Cleo, what with the Transfiguration being a fish day.

elizabeth said...

Thanks Elizabeth! No I have not read this one...

thanks Michelle!

Margaret - Alas, Cleo did not get any fish, however she wishes she did! :)

Mimi said...

Ooooh, I agree - The Abbot and I is wonderful!

Happy Feast!

margaret said...

I didn't know Elizabeth@ could speak Scottish! ;)

elizabeth said...

Thanks Mimi!

Margaret - how did you know that Elizabeth@ speaks Scottish? Am I missing something? :)