The Mathewes-Greens

Everybody at Folly Beach

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We got together for some family time at Folly Beach, just outside Charleston, SC (where my husband and I grew up). Yes, that’s 13 grandchildren. In chronological order: David, Hannah, Isaac, Adam, Fintan, Eudora, Michael, Emmeline, Ruthie, Lucas, Evangeline, Irene, and Seraphina.

Fr. Gregory reading the Gospel

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My husband, Fr Gregory Mathewes-Green, reading the Gospel at the church he pastors (and founded, in 1993): Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Linthicum, MD (just outside Baltimore).

Prayers

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A small gathering for a mid-week prayer service means you can get a much clearer view of the iconography. It was done by Seraphim O’Keefe and completed in 2014.

Engagement Photo

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Here’s the photo of Gary and me that we used for the cover of our wedding invitation, Spring 1974.

Women With Icons Series – Megan

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Our daughter-in-law Jocelyn is making a series of photos of women holding icons of their patron saints. This one, of our daughter Megan with St. Marina, is one of my favorites.

Eudora’s Baptism

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Eudora Mathewes is being held by her godfather and uncle Stephen, as she receives her first communion. I like this photo because it looks like she’s surrounded by paparazzi.

Evangeline

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Evangeline Beatrice Rose Mathewes, in a gown made for her by her sisters entirely out of toilet paper.

Ruthie Elsa

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Ruthie Mathewes and her baby doll in “Elsa” dresses I made (from “Frozen”).

Nostrils

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All three of the M-G kids (L to R: David, Stephen, Megan) simultaneously give the secret flared-nostril salute. (Christmas 1998)

My Daddy’s Austin Healy

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That tiny blonde behind the wheel is me, at about age 3 1/2 (May 1956).