Here are a few things that have taken a tour of my mind over the past several weeks. Some are recurring and some are not. I just thought I would share.
I hope I get to have bay leaves thrown at me next year.
I appreciate the Orthodoxy Clergy – every one of them. Even the ones I probably disagree with about some things.
After a lifetime of being “in church,” I have never met more authentic Christians than I have in the past few years of being associated with Orthodoxy.
I wish someone had told me that different priest have different opinions on whether or not you should close your lips over the spoon when receiving communion.
I am glad that a particular priest said, “close your lips” very quietly, so that not everyone in the parish could hear.
Coffee hour is a great idea (even though I don’t drink that vile stuff).
I miss Catechumen class (though I don’t miss being a catechumen).
Something new in the Divine Liturgy jumps out at me each and every week.
My favorite part of the Divine Liturgy has been and continues to be the Trisagion Hymn.
I enjoy singing in the choir.
It is amazing that they let me sing in the choir after my first attempt at chanting.
I enjoy learning the chants for Vespers.
Am I the only one who wonders why some priests’ vestments have high backs and some don’t?
I am glad that my wife came around….
I am looking forward to Fr. James getting back – and not just so he can take over his blog again.
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