[Magdalen] Sunday Funny

Jay Weigel jay.weigel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 00:29:20 UTC 2018

Nope. The parish is named for the myrrhbearing women who came to the tomb
on the first day of the week. They are very much revered in Orthodox

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:19 PM Grace Cangialosi <gracecan at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Holy Myrrhbearers"??  Surely you jest...
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 8:07 PM Jay Weigel <jay.weigel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This past Sunday I visited the local ROCOR (Russian Orthodox Church
> Outside
> > Russia) parish. More about why in another post. But before I made it
> there,
> > I had a slight bump along the way. Holy Myrrhbearers Church meets in a
> > converted dentist's office building and you go around back to get there.
> > It's really pretty well marked except....which door to go in. I opened
> the
> > first door and found myself in a tiny congregation of black faces with a
> > liturgy being chanted in a *very* unfamiliar tongue. A lovely lady looked
> > at me with an expression of part understanding and part amusement and
> said,
> > "You look for Russia? Next door." Between the combination of the
> expression
> > on her face and the way she put the question it was all I could do not to
> > break into a fit of giggles. However, I followed her directions and
> shortly
> > found myself in Russia...er, the correct place.
> >
> --
> Grace Cangialosi
> Ruckersville, VA
> *"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great
> love."*
> *St. Teresa of Calcutta*

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