Cousin Hatty reminds us not to be selfish

When I play with little childrenI must very gentle be;I must always do to othersAs I'd have them do to me.I must like to give and lend them,Even if they want my prettiest toy;For more than my delight and pleasureI must love to see my playmate's joy.Children who are kind and lovingGod above is pleased …

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July 23rd,Celebration of the Icon of the Mother of God "joy of all that Sorrow"

Today we have an interesting celebration: that of honouring an icon for Mother of God  called the "Joy of All That Sorrow".  The icon was inspired by the hymn of the same name. What made it a note worthy icon, was the miracle that took place in a church named Holy Theotokosthat was not far …

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