Well, as anyone can plainly see, I haven’t done anything with this blog in well over a year, and precious little in the year before that. There is a reason, although you must decide if it is good or not.
I started this blog about five years ago, at about the same time I was tonsured as a reader in the Orthodox Church. It originally resided at a blog space called journalspace, and then migrated to the present site, changing names along the way. Still, the original name of minor clergy remained fully appropo, as I became successively a minor subdeacon, deacon and finally, this past May, the most minor of priests. The further along I went, the more I neglected the blog, as duties of one sort or another laid claim to my time. Not that I mind! It has been a wonderful journey, both terrible and awesome on the original sense of both words.
Which brings us to today. My bishop has been good enough to assign me to open a mission in Murphy, North Carolina, in the southern highlands. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church opened its doors in August of 2009. I cannot begin to say how gratifying this work has been. Pray for us!
So the time has come to close down this blog, although I’ll leave it up to satisfy the incredibly huge number of people who come here in search of a good pumpkin cornbread recipe. But it is not the end of blogging. As an adjunct to our parish web page, you will find a blog, St. Nicholas in the Mountains. You are welcome to keep up with us and my occasional ruminations. Please visit!
And (in case you forgot) pray for us!