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Once There Were Deaconesses

16 Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is also a minister [diakonos] of the assembly in Cenchrae, 2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and assist her regarding whatever thing she may need from you; for she has been a leader [prostatis] of many, myself read more >

I Become an ObOSB

In my post, “ObOSB Decoded,” I had written that “all signs were starting to point in the same direction” toward a decision to ask to become an Oblate of the Order of St Benedict. I had spent considerable read more >

Sunday among Anglicans

This post was meant to be Part Two of my decision to ask to become an Oblate of the Order of St Benedict (ObOSB). Instead I want to write about this Sunday’s experience of joining a Choral Eucharist at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton (pictured). The fact is, I was playing hooky, away read more >

ObOSB Decoded Part One

Some years ago I was often a “colonist” at the Saskatchewan Writers Guild summer writing colony at St Peter’s Benedictine Abbey, a monastic community near Humboldt (east of Saskatoon) in Saskatchewan. read more >

mini blog: Byzantium – who?

Google “What is meant by the term Byzantium?” and you get 1,700,000 hits in 0.92 seconds. Let me make it simpler for you…because it has come to my attention that lots of people find the term or word Byzantium frankly, well, byzantine. We use it as a derisive adjective to describe read more >

What Am I Doing Here?

INTRODUCTION
I was baptized into the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada as the infant daughter of a UOCC father and a mother who had never stepped into an Orthodox church until her wedding day (a day she “hated,” she confessed to me in her nineties: “all that religious folderol”). Mother read more >

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