|a selfie with my son|
My wife arrived a bit late because she got stuck at work but it was good to see her. She loves mushroom pizza and so do I. Now that our children are grown, it is nice for us, as parents, to sit and talk with them around a shared meal. Karen had to rush back to work and Justin and I went to Vespers. We arrived a bit late (How's that for being truly Orthodox ☺) and Justin was a bit disappointed because he said "I don't want to miss them swinging the incense around" We arrived at the Kathisma and only missed "one round of the incense. Justin said he wanted to light a candle. That is something we can do next week. I have never lighten a candle before and I think it can be a bit tricky. I see people lighting the candle and then melting the bottom before they place it in the holder. I think I'll have to call in Tami for some help next week!
|dinner for Karen and I|
One question before I sign off. Tami fed everyone some wheat based "snack" which was blessed and it is somehow associated with the newly departed. Can some one tell me the significance of that? There are so many traditions in Orthodoxy, I don't think I am able to keep up. But I am having fun trying to!