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.
Today is the feastday of our farm! Clifton has up her Trop and Kont as well as her story from the OCA website (many years to his daughter Delaina!) It is also the namesday for our dear friend Sr. Brigid at St. Paisius, who insists on calling me (discreetly) Reader Papa Joe.