Today is the 17th of July, 93 years ago exactly (in 1918) the Tsar Nicholas II, his wife and their children and their servents were killed by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg, Russia. In our church, we have canonized them, they are saints, since they held onto their faith strongly and prayed until the end. They an example to us, our salvation is more important than anything else!
Our church was full today...thankfully it was air conditioned (thanks to Demetrios), because with all the people and candles burning, it could've been really hot!Playing duck-duck-goose in the yard after church.My nephew, Isaac, who turned 2 exactly a month ago, June 17, while we were still out of town. I love his little amber necklace.
Here are my girls and nieces with their new friend, James. It was Emma's 4th birthday yesterday, so they brought pink lion cupcakes to church to share...lions are her favorite animal.We went to Graeter's at 8pm to get a cone ($2.50 usually, but $1.41 in honor of their 141st anniversary) and, boy, was it crowded! But worth it. My parents came, too. My dad didn't have a good day yesterday, and missed church, but thankfully he had a pretty good day today. Tomorrow is actually their 35th wedding anniversary!!!
Theophany 2019... - The verses for Theophany in the above picture really struck me. Everything is blessed, everything refreshed, water renewing... Spoiled so much, we go...
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