Monday, November 14, 2011

last day for -- A little GIVEAWAY

One of the themes of this blog is the 'littleness' of the Eastern Catholic Churches- especially the Byzantine rite because that is the rite I know best. I wanted to celebrate this littleness with a little giveaway- in time for St Philip's Fast (beginning November 15th). St Philip's Fast is the Byzantine Advent season to prepare for the Nativity of the Lord.


EDIT- read this fabulous post on preparing for the Advent fast. Consider fasting a bit in preparation for the Christmas season that begins on Christmas day (the 'second day of Christmas' is the day after Christmas day, right?)


I will be giving away two little "Byzantine packs"- a book on meditations of the Divine Liturgy and a few other items- to two randomly selected commenters. To enter, simply write a comment below. If you prefer to remain anonymous in the combox, write a nickname so I can differentiate between different anonymous readers. If you win, please be willing to send me a mailing address to my gmail address (remnantofremnant@gmail.com). 

I'll announce the 2 lucky winners on Nov 15th! 
Bon Chance!

31 comments:

  1. This is a really wonderful thing you are doing. May God bless you!

    Jo Anastasia

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  2. I would love to get this! Thank you for offering it.

    Darren A. Jones
    Deacon, Charismatic Episcopal Church
    A congregation of 25, so I totally get your "smallness" posts

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  3. I am curious - can you please explain St. Philip's Fast? Do you fast as you do during Lent? Thanks for the enlightenment!

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  4. I love reading your blog! As a convert to Roman Rite Catholicism, I've always been intrigued by the other rites our church has. I'd love to win just to find out more. Thanks again for writing and you and your family continue to be in my prayers.

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  5. Yes would love meditation booklet on the Divine Liturgy. Thank you for your contest.

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  6. I can't believe that St Philip's is right around the corner! I better get out my 40 day Advent calendar and start getting it ready! Thanks for the reminder :)

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  7. This little Melkite would love to win!

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  8. No. Me ! Me ! Not that other person. Glad your choice will be random and we don't have to merit the book.

    Anonymous person that you know very well

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  9. What a wonderful idea! I've been enjoying your blog, and still hope to find an Eastern Rite church to visit someday...

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  10. That's very sweet of you! I love reading your blog - unfortunately we don't see much of the Eastern Rite around here, so your blog is fascinating! I'm with Kimberlie, could you please tell us more about the St Philip Fast? I'm Roman Rite, but I think the Eastern Rite's approach to fasting is really inspiring and I am very interested in trying to fast more in my own life although it's quite intimidating!

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  11. I'm a new transfer to the Ukrainian Church (was Roman), and I've been loving your blog!

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  12. Hi...please take me out of the running, long story. But good luck to all the others! :)

    Jo Anastasia

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  13. Always enjoy visiting your blog! Thanks for doing the "Byzantine packs" giveaway :)

    -Maureen

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  14. This Latin with an interest in the Byzantine Rite churches would love to win.

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  15. Thanks so much for this blog!! I especially enjoy your perspective as the wife of a Priest.
    In Christ,
    SeanD

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  16. How awesome!!!! I'm a new (almost 9 years now!) Byzantine Catholic and I've been just loving your blog and learning so much.

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  17. Can't think of anything profound to say at this moment. But I would like to enter my comment in hopes of winning the packet.

    Love Dad

    PS: You know my address.

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  18. Please include me in this giveaway... KellyJ

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  19. The little meditation book sounds very nice. Would you please let us know the name of it and where we can get one? Also, Is there a Byzantine Liturgy Book that we can purchase to take to Divine Liturgy with us? Thank you for your blog. My daughter and I enjoy following it.
    God bless
    +JMJ+
    amr

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  20. I would love to learn more about the Eastern Catholic Church. Please consider me for the giveaway. Thanks!

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  21. In a culture full of over-sized cars, packed closets, soaring ambitions and stuffed schedules, the way of "littleness" is often disregarded. But what I love so much about the Byzantine church is the way it cherishes the small, and in doing so reflecting the Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus. It reminds me of Elijah on Mt. Carmel, too, when God comes not by wind or quake, but in the quiet tremors of a whisper. What would bid us think that the almighty and splendid God, the Trinity, the awe-some three-in-one would come to us without the sacred cloak of mystery, the hushed hand of a God-to-be-feared? Thus, the "little way" of the Byzantine - the tranquil reflection, the incense-rich meditation, the hidden life - is fit to receive the grandiose: the presence of God through small things! May we, with st. Therese, the Little Flower, join together in choosing the small -- as Emily Dickinson wrote, "if small - then - all!" Enjoy the upcoming season of fasting and fruitfulness!

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  22. I think I have demonstrated today how much I need it... : )
    LF

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  23. Is it too late to still enter? I can always use more educating on Byzantine Catholicism!

    BTW Melissa who posted above...that's an amazing comment!

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  24. I'd like to enter. Don't know much about the Byzantine Rite since I'm Latin Rite, but I enjoy following your blog. :) -Kasclar

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  25. Don't know if my comment went through or not, if it did you can ignore this one. I'd like to enter if this giveaway is still open. Have been following your blog and enjoying for a while now. Thanks! ~Kasclar

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  26. Wow...thanks for putting those books up. You have a big heart!

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  27. Wohoo! That would be great!

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