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by Barbara
Sat 25 May 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: MetAnastassy: Entry of Mother of God into the Temple
Replies: 4
Views: 1381

Re: MetAnastassy: Entry of Mother of God into the Temple

Well, today then is the anniversary of the Requiem for Met Anastassy [Gribanovsky]. Performed by Metropolitan Philaret, it took place on May 24, 1965 according to the above informative essay.
by Barbara
Fri 24 May 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Board News
Topic: Intermittant Board Closures / What is Going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Intermittant Board Closures / What is Going on?

I didn't know there was any access at all during this time. I gave up checking after a few days. So I didn't see this immediately. Thanks for the explanation ! I hope that all proceeds smoothly with the [hopeful] transition to the new board. We definitely need a more advanced system that can ensure...
by Barbara
Fri 24 May 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Prayer Life
Topic: Cat Teeth Cleaned
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Cat Teeth Cleaned

Oh I am SO glad to hear that !
It's a pity that cats can not have their teeth scaled [ I assumed that's what it was ? ] without being given those noxious things which make them sleep.

Is this regular dental care or your cat had any tooth infection, Luke ?
by Barbara
Thu 16 May 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Issues
Topic: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums
Replies: 948
Views: 177772

Re: As the Sun Turns: Solar Minimums and Maximums

Enjoying the pics of the seldom viewed blue auroras.
by Barbara
Thu 16 May 2019 3:40 am
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Strict rules for St Paisius Convent, Arizona pilgrims
Replies: 16
Views: 3032

Re: Strict rules for St Paisius Convent, Arizona pilgrims

Would you guess that several among the community of St Paisius [Velichkovsky - just so readers unfamiliar with this spiritual neck of the woods don't confuse with Elder Paisios of St Anthony's Monastery - are Greek-speakers ? I assumed they were all converts. I would be curious who comprises the co...
by Barbara
Wed 15 May 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: St Barsanuphius of Optina
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: St Barsanuphius of Optina

As it was Elder Nektary of Optina's Feast Day 2 days ago, 2 references of his to Elder Barsanuphius seem in order. 1. Elder Barsanuphius confided the story of his conversion to Elder Nektary. The latter did not reveal this, unfortunately. Or if so, the transfixing tale was not recorded. It must hav...
by Barbara
Tue 14 May 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Issues
Topic: GrandDuchessXenia life summary (in honor of StXenia's Day
Replies: 8
Views: 6093

Re: GrandDuchessXenia life summary (in honor of StXenia's Day

So it appears that Grand Duchess Xenia and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich made a mistake in marrying ! Well, that seems true anyway. I remember reading that the marriage foundered at a later stage at Biarritz https://tr-images.condecdn.net/image/B0zPrVbKMMJ/crop/810/f/exterior-hotel-du-palais-bi...

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