I know, I know, it’s the feast of circumcision- but I had no idea what to draw for that! So I went with the next best thing- Saint Basil of Caesarea’s feast day (Jan 14th)! The following quote is an excerpt from a homily by Saint Basil on thanksgiving and mourning- you can read the […]
Merry Christmas! Here is a nativity hymn by Saint Ephrem the Syrian, it’s a relatively long read but it’s totally worth it! You can find English and Arabic text after the illustration. On a related note, this book (that includes this hymn) has a ton of wonderful hymns by St. Ephrem the Syrian.
Old Traditions: Near the end of every year, my mother & grandmother plant several types of beans in cotton and water them daily until the new year comes. I don’t quite know when/why/where this tradition started- so I’m not going to make it up. I do know, however, that it symbolizes renewal, life and […]