Under Construction: St Ephrem of Syria

I’m grateful today to point you to Sojourner’s once again to read my short essay on St. Ephrem, construction traffic and my muddled brain. Rest assured, I am taking my daily vitamin supplements that promise right there on the package that they aid in failing memory* All in all, it’s been a strange couple of weeks around here, what with the random illnesses that come with a change in the odd Chicago…

Remembering

This week I celebrate two years as a full on Orthodox Christian. I also celebrate the feast of my namesake, Theodora of Vasta on September 11th.  I had intended to spend some time in a rambling tumble of words about remembering and about being named and then I got word that an old friend of mine was killed in a car crash. And everything stopped. All my worries from this past week,…