Friday, April 05, 2013

7 Quick Takes 5April2013

1. I hope everyone has had a great Bright Week. I've had this song stuck in my head all week:
Shine! Shine! O New Jerusalem!
The Glory of the Lord has shone on you!
Exalt now and be glad, O Zion!
Be radiant, O Pure Theotokos, in the Resurrection of your Son! 

2. One of the songs during the Pascha Liturgy mentioned Christ as resting on the seventh day. I had never thought about Holy Week as echoing the Creation Story.

3. Speaking of Creation, I read a blog post that talked about Noah's flood as the reverse of creation and six other thoughts about the Flood. Definitely worth checking out for yourself.

4. I can't wait for Spring Break next week. My daughter and I have the same week off of school so we'll spend it together.

5. This Sunday is St Thomas Sunday. I've always liked the story of Doubting Thomas. I think he gets criticized more than he deserves.

6. I've been doing some spring cleaning. Its amazing how many things I have found that I haven't seen in months or years.

7. Christ is risen!

May God bless all who read my ramblings,

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Anonymous said...

I like that thought in #2. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

#1. What an enthusiastic congregation and I love the hymn. I noticed that in our Eastern rites the liturgy always gives Theotokos a special place along side every mystery.

#5. I love doubting Thomas. What a legacy he has left for all of us. Did he fear to believe what he most desired?

RAnn said...

Enjoy your spring break!

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

@Kathleen and RAnn Thanks!
@Barbara That is a very thought provoking question about St Thomas! I'm going to wonder about that all week probably.