January is almost finished! In the Byzantine Catholic tradition, homes get blessed every year after Theophany (the Baptism of the Lord- celebrated January 6th on the Eastern calendar). Our home (actually a new rental, so it really needs to be blessed!) has not been blessed yet. My husband wanted to wait for a fellow Byzantine Catholic priest to do it. One colleague is an hour away; another is two hours away. Plans went sideways, and neither can come this season. It looks like papa will have to bless his own house. Lent is practically here!
And the photo above...this will be the beginning of our icon corner. We moved after Thanksgiving and then Christmas happened. So, the poor icon corner has been neglected. Baby steps....we are working on our 'little oratory.'