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.
This weekend, my wife and I are escaping. We are headed down to the vast metropolis of Southern California to see the icons from St. Katherine down in LA. At the same time we will get to see some old friends like the Munkee, his lovely wife Sara, and briefly the arch-ex-blogger Chance and his family. We look forward to the trip and ask your prayers for a safe journey.