Art and Faith

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Yuri Arsenyuk. Peonies. 2005

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Peonies (Yuri Arsenyuk, 2005)

Sasha, you have been so kind to me over the last few days. May I present this bouquet of flowers for your mother in her time of illness? What is her name, so that all of us Orthodox people can pray for her properly? I would like that before I go to church next, so that I can say her name as I light a candle for her needs.


Sasha says his mom’s name is Theodora, so we know for whom we are praying! She is a matushka on top of that, so don’t forget to add that to your prayer.

Canon of St Andrew of Crete. 12 March 2008


One of the special services in the Lenten time is the Canon of St Andrew, which we do in the evening. It focuses on our repentance and turning towards God.

I thank Sasha Ressetar for these photos from his parish church. Sasha, your contributions have made it much easier for me during this time of enforced rest and (a little) pain. Also, this is a good time to thank all of you have helped me and expressed your concern. In Orthodoxy, we rise or fall together, quite unlike contemporary American evangelical Protestantism, with its selfish and navel-gazing self-absorption.

According to Sasha, his mother is dealing with a painful health problem, so, keep her in your prayers as well.


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