Ottawa gets a fair bit of snow each winter
and as is typical for some nights,
the plows and huge trucks that the snow is piled into
and brought outside the city
were in my area...
at 1.30 AM.
Really bad insomnia.
I am hoping that sleep will be better tonight -
I begin my Wednesday-Friday work week
Today there was sun and it was cold again;
I love these days.
I ordered some Akathists and other prayers today,
including a newly reprinted
canon to St. Katherine,
which was a real find!
(you can order it here, fyi).
I hope to get them right before Lent;
I am especially excited for this as some of the Akathists
come with the Saint's story.
Sometimes I fear that my writing about Akathists will look
like I am really good at prayer or something.
Not that I don't use them (though I have more than I have prayed,
since I have been actively collecting them)
but I am also
merely being myself,
a Orthodox Christian librarian.
I want to have these Akathists at hand, ready for use as needed or
for another person. This is what a librarian does.
I am grateful for Akathists;
there is something really special about them and
they teach us a lot about the life of the Saint
or the Mother of God
and this means that they always
teach us about Christ and the character of the Holy Trinity.
God is good and the lover of mankind.