Monday, August 13, 2007

Notes of an inconsequential sort

A busy day here--I finished The Children of Hurin (loved it, hopefully more complete review soon), picked up fallen pears and trimmed kiwi plant vines, harvested blackberries, cut out 9 1/2 inch squares for a quilt, and worked on my book inventory.

Now everyone has left but my father and he's taking a nap. I'll get to the library later on; I already have a list of books to look for.

I go back to school in two weeks. That's nothing short of amazing.

Today is the last day before the Dormition fast. I believe that it's actually the strictest fast except for Great Lent.

And that's about it for now.


slskenyon said...

I am curious--what is the Dormition fast for? Is there an upcoming holiday in your faith?

MaureenE said...

Yes. It's the Dormition or Falling Asleep of Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos).

To make it more confusing, it's only coming up if you're Old Calendar Orthodox (i.e., you follow the Julian Calendar, which is thirteen days behind the normal one). My church is Old Calendar, so the Dormition is on Tuesday. New Calendar churches celebrated it on the 15th.