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Archive for June 27th, 2005

So, starting with tomorrow, here are the feast days of the possible birthdates of our newest and yet-to-be-born baby (who’s due date is tomorrow):

  • 28 June: Forefeast of the Apostles; and Sts. Sergius and Herman, founders of Valaam Monastery
  • 29 June: Sts. Peter and Paul
  • 30 June: Synaxis of the 12 Apostles
  • 1 July: Wonderworking Unmercenary Physicians Cosmas and Damian of Rome; Sts. Processus and Martinian of Rome
  • 2 July: St. John of San Francisco, Wonderworker; and the Placing of the Tunic of the Mother of God in Blachernae
  • 3 July: Martyr Hyacinthus
  • 4 July: St. Andrew of Crete
  • 5 July: St. Athanasios of Mt. Athos and the Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh
  • 6 July: St. Sisoes the Great; Martyr Lucia and those with her
  • 7 July: Great Martyr Kyriaka
  • 8 July: Great Martyr Procopius of Caesarea
  • 9 July: Hieromartyr Pancratius of Taormina
  • 10 July: St. Anthony of the Kievan Caves, Founder of Monasticism in Russia; and the Holy 45 Martyrs at Nicopolis in Armenia
  • 11 July: Great Martyr Euphemia; and St. Ogla, Isapostolos and Princess of Russia

(And let’s hope Anna doesn’t go the full two weeks over her due date!)

What a great lineup with a bunch of martyrs and monastics!

If I have my druthers, I’d love for the baby to be born tomorrow evening. But 2 July ain’t a bad date either! A combination of a Marian feast and the feast of our patron. Oh, and mom will be here, too!

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Of your charity, I ask your prayers concerning the following:

  • For my mother, Miriam, who flies in from Wichita on Thursday evening: for safety and convenience of travel, and for a good time here with us and her granddaughter and (potentially born) new grandbaby
  • For Anna and our unborn baby: that the Lord would grant perfect health and wholeness to mother and child and that both would see a happy and safe birth; the baby’s due date is tomorrow, and it would be wonderful if the baby could be born while my mom is here
  • For Sofie as she becomes the older sibling and all the matters known and unknown that accompany that life-affecting change
  • For Anna and I as we strive to raise our children in the faith once for all delivered to the saints; and that our children would soon be brought to “the laver of regeneration” (and Anna and I to chrismation)

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