Well, I haven't posted much recently, and I won't post at all for another week.
This state of affairs is due to two reasons.
The first is that the repose of my good friend and Reader, +Douglas, has been a sore loss.
But the second reason is a happy one. My daughter, Marisa, is getting married this Saturday (10/29).
She is marrying a fine young man, Zachary, who is presently a Sub-Deacon (who will likely go on into the higher orders). I could not have asked for a better son-in-law. Fine, pious, studious, a good shot with a musket, and deeply in love with one of the three most beautiful women I know.
I never wanted to give away my daughter, but as I must, I could do no better than to him.
So I covet your prayers for this new Orthodox family, about to be established in nuptial holy mystery.
And for us of the older generation, who want a joyous, sunny, harmonious, somewhat rambunctious feast this Saturday eve, steeped in beauty, bathed in peace.
Signing off for a few days.