With the saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Thy servant where sickness and sorrow are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.
I’m fully aware that the Orthodox Church forbids astrology. But once, out of idle curiosity, I looked up my astrological sign and read about the personality type. It matched my personality nearly 100%...Curiosity can lead you into nearly anything. During Lent we pray the Prayer of St. Ephrem:
O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of sloth, despair, lust for power and idle talk.In Greek the word used in the place of "despair" is "περιέργια" which means "idle curiosity". The next time you find yourself asking something "just out of curiosity", ask yourself whether you're letting curiosity serve you...or whether you are serving it. When your children start inquiring into something that doesn't concern them, point that out. Children ask a lot of questions and while the vast majority are just part of learning, some are not. It's not a bad thing for them to be learning how to control idle curiosity while they are young.
But grant unto me, Thy servant, a spirit of chastity (integrity), humility, patience and love.
Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see mine own faults and not to judge my brother. For blessed art Thou unto the ages of ages. Amen.
|1 hot pad, 2 utility cloths, 1 cotton dishcloth, 2 over-sized button magnets|
|rectangular hot pad in super-bulky acrylic|
|ribbed cotton dishcloth|
|2 over-sized button magnets|
|2 utility cloths, knit on one side, woven on the other. (as shown, folded twice)|
|And all very Christmas-y!|