Friday, January 1, 2016

Visit #191 - Surprise at Vespers!

Vespers Selfie!
So what was the surprise at Vespers? The surprise was I was there! Normally, at the time of Vespers was going on, I'd be at work but, through a series of unfortunate events, I could not go to work last evening. Basically, the night before I had a flat tire at work with no spare (I feel so silly) and I had to get towed home. (Thank God for AAA.) But I ended up getting home at 4am so when I woke up the next day to go to work, I felt horrible and really couldn't function on such little sleep.  So I called out sick.

The end of a long night!

But as the day wore on, I felt a little better and then I started thinking about how my protestant parish used to have "watch-night services" on New Year's eve but no longer does. Wait a minute! Doesn't my local Orthodox Church have something going on? So, I checked my calendar and, yes, a Vespers with Litya!  

So I went and was so happy to be back at Vespers. We were a small group but, to me, we sounded wonderful as we sang the hymns and Psalms, celebrating both the Circumcision of our Lord and the Life of St. Basil. 

I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year and hope that we all grow closer to Christ!


  1. Happy St. Basil's Day, hope you find the coin

  2. In Vasilopita, St. Basil's bread, there is a coin baked in. Finding it is said to bring good luck and, at our parish, a gift card to the book store :)