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Friday, May 16, 2008

New Photos Uploaded

Spring Flowers 5
Originally uploaded by coderforchrist
Back in March, Kristen and I went up to Kennesaw Mountain, and I took some photos of the first flowers I saw this Spring. Two months later, I finally get around to uploading them. This one is my favorite of the set.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Christ is Risen!

Well, I'm really late, but Happy Easter everyone! The Orthodox Church celebrated Easter this year a couple weekends ago (April 27), and this Sunday was St. Thomas Sunday, where the Church commemorates the event where St. Thomas, hearing from the other disciples that the Lord was risen, said, "Unless I put my finger in the holes in His hands, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe." The Lord later came to Thomas and the others, and allowed Thomas to touch the scars in His hands and in His side. After this, Thomas believed.

To continue the story, St. Thomas ended up bringing the Gospel to India, where he was ultimately martyred, being run through by 5 spears.

I'm sorry for being so late in posting; I've been very busy, what with getting the house, moving in, Easter, and getting settled, but I'll try to post more often.

As a final note, let me just say that I love the Paschal troparion:
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!