‘The Rock’: Life on the Island of Newfoundland

All this is so exciting! In Greece, at every turn of the corner, you can find a church, but look at how resourceful these people have to become to be able to say Prayers and attend Church Services in their hometown! This blog post warmed my heart, as I am currently engaged in such endeavours at the UK. Bless the Lord o my soul and forget not all His benefits! Glory to God!

lessons from a monastery

By the grace of God, and through the prayers of many holy souls, our simple life in St. John’s, Newfoundland is progressing. Just after Fr. John and I returned from a pilgrimage to a monastery in September significant changes began to occur. First, we moved out of our one bedroom apartment and into a house (with a yard and a deck and a front porch!) and second, I got a permanent, full-time job. So, it looks as though God wills for us to continue our feeble attempts to firmly establish Orthodoxy on this island.

The best part about our new home is that the downstairs is a walk-out basement with an external exit/ entrance and so we are finally able to have a chapel in our home (I had already painted the icons for our future home-chapel while living in Greece). Thus, instead of bothering Queen’s College (where our…

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