Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Personal Passover

Why is this girl so different from all other girls?

Why do I shed both sweet as well as bitter tears for all others, but the thought of losing her makes only bitter tears run down my eyes?

Tobit 8:4 And after that they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said, Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us. 5 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy holy and glorious name for ever; let the heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures. 6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself. 7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lush but uprightly: therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together. 8 And she said with him, Amen. 9 So they slept both that night. 15 Then Raguel praised God, and said, O God, thou art worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise; therefore let thy saints praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all thine angels and thine elect praise thee for ever. 16 Thou art to be praised, for thou hast made me joyful; and that is not come to me which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with us according to thy great mercy. 17 Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were the only begotten children of their fathers: grant them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with joy and mercy. 19 And he kept the wedding feast fourteen days.


Rob said...

Viva el Mystificador!

Lucian said...

FuathaĆ­m Na Sasanaigh!

Rob said...

Nobbdy home.

Lucian said...

You lonely, Rob?

Rob said...

Merry Christmas, Lucian!

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Trollblog (Triablog) has banned you? Apparently your arguments were too strong.

Lvka said...

LOL! :-) They banned me aeons ago. -- And it wasn't my "arguments"... it was my temper... :-(

Dan Lower / KKairos said...

Lvka, when I read it you were being rather...bleh to them.

(This doesn't change the fact that I instantly want to be blog-friends with anyone that TB bans...)

I'm actually just sending this mostly for your benefit so feel free not to add it if you want. I'm going to start RSSing your blog so you'll see me around here once in awhile.

zilch said...

Hey Lvka. Now that I've found your blog, I see that you live in Arad. I was in Arad last summer, and I might be there again sometime. Want to do lunch?

cheers from snowy Vienna, zilch

P.S. don't take being banned from Triablogue too hard. I wasn't banned, but stopped going on my own free will. Not because they disagreed with me, but because they were, for the most part, sarcastic, rude, and conceited, even though I took pains to be polite.

Lvka said...

I wasn't banned, but stopped going on my own free will.

That's impossible! There's no free will, remember? :D

they were, for the most part, sarcastic, rude, and conceited

Or, to sum it all up in just on word: Calvinist. :-)

Anonymous said...

You have been banned by Trialblogue. I have cut and pasted their ban notice here for your edification:

Lvka said:

[Comment removed. This user has been banned from posting comments.]

3/02/2010 8:39 AM

Odysseus said...

Happy Feast of the Annunciation, Lucian!

(I forget what the Orthodox call it.)

Anonymous said...


I attended a Romanian Orthodox Liturgy this past Sunday and was wondering if you knew of any places I could get information on Romanian Orthodoxy in English. I'm not Romanian and the entire service, other than "Our Father, who art...", was in Romanian (which made it challenging when the meeting ended and words like "closing date" peppered Romanian phrases). Also, the priest there came 'round with the chalice and rested it on each of the person's heads at some point during the Liturgy: what's that about, for I've never seen it at a Greek Orthodox service before? Thanks for your help with this to a complete stranger. Keep well.


Lvka said...

I'm not only Romanian, I actually live in Romania. :-) Sorry!

The service was in Romanian because our priests are not there to proselytize, but are rather sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. Or Romania. Whatever. :D

The priest touches the bowed heads of the faithful with the Holy Gifts during the Great Entrance as a sign of blessing.