Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Iconography Class - July 2007
The iconography workshop finished up on Saturday and this is what I finished, the Archangel Michael. It was an amazing experience, quite a blessing. I look forward to working on more, God willing. Now, in a day and a half, I am headed to California. Apologies to my dear friends in So Cal, my time will be completely occupied. :) More to follow...
Oh, and I purchased the new Harry Potter today and started it. I've got too many other things to do to spend much time on reading it, but at least I'll get a little time on the plane.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

still here in Portland

Today was the fourth day of class. Two days more. Here's where I'm at so far.
Iconography Class - 2007
More photos on flickr of course.
Tonight Katie and family came for dinner, it was so nice to see them. The other night we went to Christina's parents for dinner, check out Christina's blog for the cutest thing Pavlos said, I'll never forget it.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Greetings from Portland

Iconography Workshop - July 2007
I'm down in Portland for an icongraphy workshop this week. The lovely Christina graciously offered me a place to stay while I'm here. The first day went well, other than having to drive in the horrible Portland traffic and ending up with a raging migraine. Saturday I drove down to Olympia and went to dinner with Mimi and her family and then to see the newest Harry Potter movie, which was very good. I joined Mimi at Holy Resurrection for Divine Liturgy and then headed down to Portland in the evening.

more pictures here.

Monday, July 09, 2007

thank you

Best Birthday Ever!
Thank you for all your lovely wishes. It was a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Remember, whatever good or bad things happen to us, they have only one single purpose, to awaken us to the reality of God and help us on the path toward union with Him. There is no other reason for being born on this planet, believe me. It is up to us whether or not we take advantage of these wake-up calls.
~Father Maximos, from The Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides