Sunday, April 27, 2008


Scratchy throat, stuffy sinuses, streaming nose, laryngitis, sneezing, aching. That's what I woke up to Saturday morning, and I've been in bed most of the time since. I missed the Anastasis. I'd had it in my head that it would be very healing for me, after the recent loss of my sister. Not that I know how or what, but so I supposed...

This afternoon I did haul myself out for three hours to attend a big feast to which we had been invited. Mostly because I knew Demetrios would be disappointed if I didn't. We tanked up on lamb roasted whole on the spit, plus Cypriot sausages, homemade, plus a dozen other Greek delicacies, not counting desserts. We met some very nice friends and relatives of our host and hostess I would otherwise have enjoyed a lot more than I was able to today.

Then, home again for a hot soak in the tub and crawling back into bed, feeling weak all over.

My soul rejoices in God my Savior, but you'd never know it. Neither would my body.

And there's no way I could write you anything interesting, much less theological, about Pascha. So all I can say is, have a blessed Bright Week and paschal season.



Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

I am so sorry that you are unwell-
God grant you a speedy return to health !

A joyous and Blessed Pascha and Bright Week to you !

Fr. Gregory Hogg said...


May the Lord Jesus, risen from the dead, grant you healing!

William Weedon said...


I'm so sorry to hear that you've had such a miserable time. I add my prayers for healing and a speedy restoration.

Christopher D. Hall said...

Anastasia--you are in my prayers as well, that God will give you quick relief.

Anonymous said...

Hope you are not still sick on your birthday! Happy birthday...thj

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Thanks to all.

No, I do NOT feel significantly better yet.

BUMMER, as I have been planning a week-old trip to North Carolina starting Wednesay, to visit my grandchildren.