Today is Christmas
for much of the world.
Due to icy roads I was able to go to my
family's protestant Christmas Eve service
but not an Orthodox Christmas Liturgy.
Of course I was disappointed.
Who would not want to receive Christ in the Eucharist
if they understood that it is He that they receive!
Nonetheless, I am striving to be thankful for what I do have
and that I am one of the few who will have another chance
at a Christmas liturgy,
since my church in Ottawa is on the old calendar.
What a blessing it was to read various blog posts
by other Orthodox Christians and so read the
sermons and verses from today's feast!
How blessed we are.
I have taken out a lovely bunt cake while my family is at a
(I admit it, I stayed home and did my Orthodox prayers instead)
and soon my family will be home
to the lovely smell of a Christmas cake.
Yesterday my family had their Christmas dinner and party;
it was good to see everyone;
I am also reminded at how much suffering we all have to endure;
some of my family has really been through a lot
lately on the health front.
This weekend Lord Willing I will be at the Orthodox church
that is the place of my chrismation
and my Godmother will be there
and some other dear friends.
And I hope towards the end of next week,
I will again be at the monastery.
How I need to be there.
Blessed Christmas to all!