Sunday, September 1, 2013

An Anniversary Giveaway: Silver Byzantine Cross

The month of August was a bummer. Regular readers noticed a drop-off with this blog. I've had some disappointing personal stuff going on...I could try and write more eloquently about the situations, but I just don't have the heart. I am just glad that my immediate and extended family can find it within themselves to love me! And....we were going to move to a house from our townhouse...we were (still are, actually) packed to travel the two long miles to the old, wee house with a yard. It was not meant to be. As my oldest daughter says, "Well, we could be living on the streets!" True, that.
So, as a belated thank-you to all my blog readers, I'd like to celebrate three years with a giveaway. One commenter (please either comment with a user name with email or put an email address in your anonymous comment) to this post will be randomly chosen to receive this solid silver Byzantine cross made by my brother-in-law. If you win, I will contact you by email- please be prepared to email me your mailing address. 
I apologize for the poor quality of the photo- I just wanted to get this post done, and my camera is packed! My brother-in-law's website is Veronikon. Please explore all his beautiful artwork. The diptych on the homepage with images in relief of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Jesus' face from St Veronica is especially beautiful in real life. My children love to light the small candle in front of the diptych when we pray at our icon corner. Don't I have talented family?
Leave a comment- win a cross!

17 comments:

  1. That is incredibly beautiful :) Hey, we all go through the blogging funks. Some of us more than others :)
    Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge

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  2. I'm commenting, but I don't NEED to win. It has not been a good summer here, not just personal things (most of which you know about) but even the GARDEN didn't do well, thanks to the not-so-great weather...It's OK, fall has always been my favorite season anyway... :)

    I'm glad you won't be living in the streets and could keep your current home.

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  3. Thank you for your thoughts

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  4. I had a sad stinky summer too. Here's to a better Fall!

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  5. Praying that things get better for you - I understand totally, life has been challenging for me as well.

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  6. Proteasa, to deny what you've been feeling, of late, would be a denial of what is. I appreciate your willingness to vent, when needed. The sooner people can accept reality, as it's presented, I think the better off they'll be

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  7. I'm sorry your summer has been so crummy. I can relate, as mine has had some pretty crummy parts too. I'll pray that things start looking up!

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  8. That's precious, to read your daughter's reaction. God bless you all.

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  9. Praying for you. We've had some crummy seasons ourselves. And sometimes a blog hiatus is just a good thing -- fallow times help the mind and soul to be fertile. I am really sorry the house didn't work out, though. We spent many, many years in flats and rentals, waiting waiting waiting for the right time and place and having to remind ourselves sometimes to be grateful that we had a home at all. The waiting is hard. Again, I'll renew my prayers for you.

    All of which I wanted to say a lot more than I want the cross, though it is gorgeous.

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  10. As my friend Janelle reminds me, this is just a season.

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  11. Life has been getting rather hectic for me too, so I decided to take a month off from blogging. I now have thoughts that go unshared! :-)

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  12. Prayers. But I'm glad you're still blogging! The cross is gorgeous, by the way. If I happen to win, I will give it to my brother who is in the seminary in Rome and who is studying with the hope to be bi-ritual (it is his childhood dream - we are Latin rite by culture but he is Eastern Rite at heart!)

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  13. I'm happy you are blogging. Your blog helps me look to the East. Attending Divine Liturgy that is both Byzantine and Catholic is not something I can do easily, but your blogs help me remember the experience of the past and look forward to the future. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. I love to read your blog. I don't live anywhere near a Byzantine rite parish but my heart is there. I'm praying that this season of difficulty for your family passes soon and that graces abound.

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  15. I would love this- I recently became Eastern rite, and I've been wanting a Byzantine cross- eventually I could give it to my friend in the Eastern seminary, as an ordination present.

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    1. too late! :( but keep reading....I'll probably no another giveaway in Advent

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