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.
Thanks for letting me know Clifton. Link HERE. I have been working a novel now for years, in fact the concept began with THIS post back in 2004. I maintain no fantasies that it will be enjoyed by anyone beyond my kids, but I am enjoying writing it for them.
Alas, its progress has slowed to the speed of a glacier or... even the speed of change in Orthodoxy. I shall "dust off" the electronic files and get back to work. Set a goal perhaps of being done by next Pascha.
Not sure I can join the official "program" since this sucker has been lumbering about for 4 years, but we'll see.