Later on, when Fr. Gary gave the homily, everyone sits down so I spied a seat up front and sat down next to Cathy and her husband (I'm so embarrassed; I can't remember his name.) Fr. Gary preached that the Triumph of Orthodoxy called also be called the Triumph of Truth and warned the faithful not to be triumphalistic. It was a good homily.
Standing in the front, I got a different perspective of the Liturgy. I especially liked watching the faithful approach the Chalice. The kids went first, of course. Then, one by one, those who had prepared themselves, received the Holy Mysteries. Even though I did not receive, it was a blessing to see others do so.
Since it is Lent, we celebrate St. Basil's liturgy. That means I don't have time to stop for lunch before going to work. (St. Basil was a little bit more wordy than than St.John C!) So, on the way to Church, I stopped at got a veggie sub sandwich. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I am keeping a modified version of the Great Fast. (No meat; only some dairy) This, I did with Fr. Gary's blessing.
Today, as I write this it is Tuesday and it was only yesterday that I really began to crave meat! And I thought fasting was going to be easy. Well, I am glad for the struggle. After all, that is how the Kingdom of God is won.
And since we are talking about Standing Room Only, here is a little video I made about Happy Feet!
Blessed Lent everyone!