May 7, 2014

My namesday

This past Sunday, was my namesday.  That's the day we celebrate the Myrrhbearers, my patron saint, St. Martha is one of them.  Two of my sisters celebrate then, also.  I got quite a few gifts.   My mom made bread pudding (with kulich), with bourbon sauce for us.
Bourbon sauce:
Melt 1 stick butter in pan. Add 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Beat an egg in a separate bowl. Remove butter mixture from heat and gradually add the egg while whisking the mixture rapidly. Add bourbon and serve hot.
It's great over a dish of vanilla ice cream or bread pudding!
AND yesterday, was our church feast day, St. George.  After Liturgy, we had a procession around the church:
Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev from Moscow was visiting and gave a talk (we didn't stay, as Hannah's had some neck problems, and we had a chiropractor's appt) later in the afternoon.  Fr. Eugene Antonov from Atlanta came, too, he is the priest who is blessing everyone with holy water!
The weather is wonderful, sunny and warm, today it is supposed to reach 83.  We are going to water our garden carefully, those tender young seedlings need extra care!


elizabeth said...

Happy Name's Day! What a wonderful St. George's day too!!! yay!!! and WoW! 83F! summer is here early!

GretchenJoanna said...

A belated Happy Name Day to a sister Myrrhbearer! You got a wonderful picture of the blessing with holy water.