In a time of fiery temptations for the Church of Russia,
you manifested Christ’s love to your flock through meekness and humility.
As a good pastor you laid down your life for Him.
Pray for us, Hieromartyr Alexander, that our souls may be illumined!
It's our son's namesday! I had a ton of fun wrapping his gifts yesterday! I really like buying wrapping paper from Home Goods and Marshalls because they always have good quality papers for low prices. This one was $2.99 for 30" x 12'. I like the gentlemanly combination of blue ticking stripes and brown ribbon.
I made my usual lenten cake for him (though this time he requested cupcakes)... he really likes chocolate! I baked, our daughter frosted the cupcakes, and the boys decorated them with mini Star Wars figures that we already had. I love how they turned out!