Saturday 23 March 2019

We started the day with Divine Liturgy. We took our breakfast with us and ate it at the Orthodox school.  The Liturgy was mainly in Slavonic, but I did my parts in English.  I also read the Epistle in English.  The head sister found the English Epistle for me.  When I packed for the trip, I left my Liturgy book home.  I did take the Presanctified Liturgy book with me.  Fr. John let me borrow his English book.

There is a Russian tradition of baking swallows for the feast of the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.

This is the only Orthodox school in the country.  I had an opportunity to have a nice talk with William, one of the staff.  They have almost 500 students.  There are 10 million Christians in the country. 

We went to the Garden of Gethsemane where Fr. Roman told the events of Holy Week from the raising of Lazarus through the Holy Supper.

We also went to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene which was built in 1880.  We did not have time this day to visit the tomb of the Theotokos. 

Our guide was Fr. Roman, one of the three priests at the Church of the Ascension.  I was standing outside at the back when he was censing the temple and he especially censed me.  Later he asked Fr. John to invite me into the Altar to venerate the Altar table and meet the other priests.
 

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Divine Liturgy

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The ead of the scool spent some time with us.

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Swallow baked for the feast and a freshly picked orange given to me by Maria, one of the students at the school.

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We met Marie at the school and she and her mother spent the day with us. What a blessing!

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