Ten years ago, 5+ years after being an Orthodox Christian,
it was this essay that brought home to me the
changes in theology that happened centuries before...
I began to see how the Eucharist (Holy Communion) was understood
in different ways at different times. Somehow this all clicked
and I realized that the changes in the belief about God and about
sacraments like Holy Communion / Eucharist changing as Christians
began changing their ideas and making new churches...
I began to see that these changes impact how one sees the world
and in the changes in how one sees the world lead to other changes
that eventually bring us to the current time, 2019 and all the
social changes we have seen in the last 40+ years.
And I began to see WHY these changes are happening...
And that lead to a dream to research this essay, to understand
in particular how one understands the Eucharist / Holy Communion
impacts the whole of one's life and changes and demonstrates a change
in belief, in thought and that changes in belief changes culture.
So that is in part what I am doing now.
Beginning to finally study this, after 10 years of thought about it.
This book so far is so enjoyable.
It's a perfect relaxing read.
So I joined a subscription library today.
This means, basically speaking, that one pays a fee to belong to it.
It seems to be a really good fit for me in many ways,
has quiet places for one to study and work,
it's beautiful and it also has lots of DE Stevenson books, including at least 10
I don't own and I am just thrilled about that.
I felt like I was in a candy store with so many vintage novels that I have never read...
it was just a wonderful feeling!
I ate lunch at a coffee shop, it had a nice ginger lemon tea :)
So I am hoping to visit that library at least once/week.
I checked out 2 DE Stevenson novels to read!
I am so pleased.
My dear cousin saw my Aunt in hospital today,
she was tired but OK.
I really appreciate your continued prayers for her.
I am really tired from today's being in NYC;
I had breakfast first with my Husband,
then the train had problems (Subway that is) and we were waiting for
a long time.... then I talked to this amazing Coptic Christian cab driver...
and then I was at the library ....
I have that research I mentioned above that I want to do,
plus other essays I am working on.
I also still want to bake for Pascha, and eventually get back
to working on my goddaughter's quilt,
so I don't lack in any way in things to do!
I pray that each of you are blessed and have the help
you need and the mercy, no matter what is happening,
that you know the Lord's mercy...His love, His promise to never leave us...