An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
Bojana Mitrovic (L) and Slobodan Petrovic (R) leave the 19th century St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox church after their wedding ceremony in Pristina October 10, 2004. Dozens of Serbs defied security fears on Sunday to attend the wedding in Kosovo's predominantly Albanian capital, held in the burn-out ruins of an Orthodox church targeted during mob riots in March. Picture taken October 10, 2004. REUTERS/Goran Sivacki.