Archive for April, 2007

Jiang Chang, WuLai Hiking

April 17, 2007

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I met this little fellow on my last hike. I saw more life than I ever have before. Usually I’m lucky to see a butterfly or two besides the mosquitoes that follow me. This time I saw two turtles, three tiny frogs and one big petrified frog. It was just sitting on a rock like nothing with it’s head up, but stone dry. I was hiking in Jiang Chang again. Click here for the Google Earth .kmz file showing where I got to that day.

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Pascha’s End

April 16, 2007

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Pascha has come and gone again. The bright sadness of Lent has ended and Orthodox Christians across the world are living in the newness of Christ’s Resurrection. I was able to go to all of the Holy Week services except Holy Tuesday. On Thursday there was a rather long service for the reading of the 12 Gospels but we still had a good crowd, and on Holy Friday when Christ is taken down from the cross and is buried we had a good crowd. This year Father Jonah made a tomb from flowers and placed it on a bier to be carried in procession.

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