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.

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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!



6 comments:

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

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  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 :)

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