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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 6, 2013, Part 6; Seeing Clearly Now All The Way North (Two Saints today Photo Blog

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Who knew class this year was going to be so difficult?? Hang in there with me to the end of this report and maybe it will make more sense (or not)! In the Church I go to, we do not have all these Saints. Well, maybe we do, but I really have not known or studied  any Saints. I stayed with Dad on Sundays so Mom could go to Church. Dad told me his Church was the front pasture where he mowed the Hay. When He could no longer mow the Hay, I did it. However, I never did have the connect to Heaven feel out there. It was very Hot- like 100 and no trees. I would say Hell came to my mind, but it was just another chore. When my chores were finished, I would get on my horse, riding to the woods and the creek deep inside. There I found my Heaven Connect. We all have a special place to enjoy time with our Creator!
 I better get back to the report: One of the videos on the sandy hook page was removed. It was a tribute video to the 'victims' of the incident on December 14, 2013. It was a nice video. Only problem it was uploaded to the vimeo site on November 10, 2013 (one month before they 'died'). So in that dark square on my page, the dark night continues. I want to remind You at this point that I try to show videos from several points of view. They may or may not be something I agree with. They may or may not be something Google agrees with. The purpose is to share the information and You decide if You want to think about it or not. I do not have very many readers so anything I say most people will never see. But to You who do come by, Thank You and thanks for the plus 1s and the mail. We are a small group that love the Earth and the People. 
We have been blessed!

The Saint John of the Cross sketched an image of Jesus on the Cross while in prison. Dali made a masterpiece from it which is the most famous painting of Jesus on the Cross. You will see it in the next video again with the poem, which is the brilliant light in the Dark Night of deep despair. Then, as now, true.

A LOVE STORY - THE DARK NIGHT - Loreena McKennitt Salvador Dali John of the Cross


The next 2 vids offer a different point of view of the Dark Night of the Soul:

Pt1/2-Embracing Dark Night of the Soul and Understanding Lower Energetic Frequencies


Pt2/2-Embracing Dark Night of the Soul and Understanding Lower Energetic Frequencies

Before it is the Dark Night of December 14, what is it?  
December 13! (Got ya!)
The rest of this page will shed some light on the day before the Dark Night.
On December 13, another feast goes on with 2 Saints this time. They are associated with Light, Illuminated:


Saint Lucy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Lucy (283–304), also known as Saint Lucia or Santa Lucia, was a wealthy youngChristian martyr who is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic ChurchAnglican,Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is 13 December; with a name derived from Lux, Lucis meaning "Light", as she is the patron saint of those who are blind. Saint Lucy is one of the few saints celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church among the Scandinavian peoples, who take part in Saint Lucy's Daycelebrations that retain many elements of Germanic paganism.
Saint Lucy is one of seven women, aside from the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the MassHagiography states that Lucy was a Christian martyr during the Diocletian persecution. She consecrated her virginity to God through pious works[3] refused to marry a pagan betrothed, and had her wedding dowry distributed to the poor. Her betrothed pagan groom denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse, Sicily. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards took out her eyes with a fork. In another version, Lucy's betrothed admired her eyes, so she tore them out and gave them to him, saying, "Now let me live to God".
Saint Lucy

Saint Lucyby Domenico Beccafumi, 1521, a High Renaissance recasting of a Gothic iconic image (Pinacoteca NazionaleSiena)
Virgin and Martyr
Borntrad. ca 283 AD[1]
Diedtrad. 304 AD
Honored inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Churches
Anglican Communion
Lutheran Church
MajorshrineSan GeremiaVenice
Feast13 December
16 September (duplicate feast in pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)[2]
Attributescord; eyes; eyes on a dish; lamp; swords; woman hitched to a yoke of oxen; woman in the company of Saint Agatha, Saint Agnes of Rome, Barbara, Catherine of Alexandria, and Saint Thecla; woman kneeling before the tomb of Saint Agatha
PatronageblindmartyrsPerugiaItalyMtarfa,MaltaepidemicssalesmenSyracuse, Italythroat infectionswriters

Saint Lucy Dec 13


Christmas - Santa Lucia Sweden


Life and works

Lucy's Latin name Lucia shares a root (luc-) with the Latin word for light, lux. "In 'Lucy' is said, the way of light" Jacobus de Voragine stated at the beginning of his vita of the Blessed Virgin Lucy, in Legenda Aurea, the most widely-read version of the Lucy legend in the Middle Ages.

Eutychia and Lucy at the Tomb of Saint Agatha, by Jacobello del Fiore
Because people wanted to shed light on Lucy's bravery and fortitude, legends grew up, reported in theacta that are associated with her name. All the details are conventional ones also associated with other female martyrs of the early 4th century.[6] Her Roman father died when she was young, leaving her and her mother without a protecting guardian. Her mother, Eutychia, had suffered four years with dysentery but Lucy had heard the renown of Saint Agatha, the patroness of Catania, "and when they were at a Mass, one read a gospel that made mention of a woman who was healed of the dysenteryby touching of the hem of the coat of Jesus Christ," which, according to the Legenda Aurea, convinced her mother to pray together at Saint Agatha's tomb. They stayed up all night praying, until they fell asleep, exhausted. Saint Agatha appeared in a vision to Lucy and said, "Soon you shall be the glory of Syracuse, as I am of Catania." At that instant Eutychia was cured.
Eutychia had arranged a marriage for Lucy with a pagan bridegroom, but Lucy urged that the dowry be spent on alms so that she might retain her virginity. Euthychia suggested that the sums would make a good bequest, but Lucy countered, "...whatever you give away at death for the Lord's sake you give because you cannot take it with you. Give now to the true Savior, while you are healthy, whatever you intended to give away at your death."[7] News that the patrimony and jewels were being distributed came to the ears of Lucy's betrothed, who heard from a chattering nurse that Lucy had found a nobler Bridegroom.

Lucy Before the Judge, by Lorenzo Lotto, 1523-32
Her rejected pagan bridegroom denounced Lucy as a Christian to the magistrate Paschasius, who ordered her to burn a sacrifice to the emperor's image. Lucy replied that she had given all that she had: "I offer to Him myself, let Him do with His offering as it pleases Him." Sentenced to be defiled in a brothel, Lucy asserted:
No one's body is polluted so as to endanger the soul if it has not pleased the mind. If you were to lift my hand to your idol and so make me offer against my will, I would still be guiltless in the sight of the true God, who judges according to the will and knows all things. If now, against my will, you cause me to be polluted, a twofold purity will be gloriously imputed to me. You cannot bend my will to your purpose; whatever you do to my body, that cannot happen to me.[7]
The Christian tradition states that when the guards came to take her away they found her so filled with the Holy Spirit that she was as stiff and heavy as a mountain; they could not move her even when they hitched her to a team of oxen. Even after she had a dagger through her throat, she prophesied against her persecutor. Unfounded, and absent in the many narratives and traditions, at least until the 15th century, is the story of Lucia tortured by eye-gouging. The emblem of the eyes on the cup, or plate, must be linked simply to popular devotion to her, as protector of sight, because of her name, Lucia (from the Latin word "lux" which means "light").[8][9] In paintings St. Lucy is frequently shown holding her eyes on a golden plate. Lucy was represented in Gothic art holding a dish with two eyes on it (illustration above). The legend concludes with God restoring Lucy's eyes.
Dante also mentions Lucia in Inferno Canto II as the messenger "of all cruelty the foe" sent to Beatrice from "The blessed Dame" (Divine Mercy), to rouse Beatrice to send Virgil to Dante's aid. She has instructed Virgil to guide Dante through Hell and Purgatory. Lucia is only referenced indirectly in Virgil's discourse within the narrative and doesn't appear. According to Robert Harrison, Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford University and Rachel Jacoff, Professor of Italian Studies at Wellesley, Lucia's appearance in this intermediary role is to reinforce the scene in which Virgil attempts to fortify Dante's courage to begin the journey through the Inferno.[10]
Lucy may also be seen as a figure of Illuminating Grace or Mercy or even Justice.[11] Nonetheless Dante obviously regarded Lucia with great reverence, placing her opposite Adam within the Mystic Rose in Canto XXXII of the Paradiso.
In Mark Musa's translation of Dante's Purgatorio, it is noted that Lucy was admired by an undesirable suitor for her beautiful eyes. To stay chaste she plucked out her own eyes, a great sacrifice for which God gave her a pair of even more beautiful eyes. It is said in Sweden that to vividly celebrate St. Lucy's Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light.
Lucy's name also played a large part in naming Lucy as a patron saint of the blind and those with eye-trouble. She was the patroness of Syracuse in Sicily, Italy. At the Piazza Duomo in Syracuse the church of Santa Lucia alla Badia houses the painting "Burial of St. Lucy (Caravaggio)".

Popular celebration

Her brief day was commonly described the shortest day of the year. It is in John Donne's poem, "A Nocturnal upon St. Lucie's Day, being the shortest day" (1627). The poem begins with: "'Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's," and expresses, in a mourning piece, the withdrawal of the world-spirit into sterility and darkness, where "The world's whole sap is sunk.".[13]
This timing, and her name meaning light, is a factor in the particular devotion to St. Lucy inScandinavian countries, where young girls dress as the saint in honor of the feast. A special devotion to St. Lucy is present in the Italian regions of LombardyEmilia-RomagnaVeneto,Trentino-Alto Adige, in the North of the country, and Sicily, in the South, as well as in Croatian coastal region of Dalmatia.
The feast is a Catholic celebrated holiday with roots that can be traced back to Sicily. On 13th of every December it is celebrated with large traditional feasts of home made pasta and various other Italian dishes, with a special dessert of wheat in hot chocolate milk. The large grains of soft wheat are representative of her eyes and are a treat only to be indulged in once a year.
In Omaha, Nebraska, the Santa Lucia Festival is celebrated each summer. It was founded in 1925 by Italian Immigrant Grazia Buonafede Caniglia, and continues to this day. A statue of Saint Lucy is paraded through the streets of downtown Omaha, along with a First class relic, made of the physical body of Saint Lucy.
I See, said the blindman. (Another one of Dad's cliches. When I asked what he means, He always said one day You will See. It appears that Day has arrived indeed! Dad was always right and I never was (back then)).

I Can See Clearly Now (Lyrics)


Yes, clearly I can see all roads lead

 North. (Yes, another one of Dad's--

You are starting to hear them!!!)

Anyway, in this case, at this time in life, 

All roads lead North to Alaska! 

All waterways lead North to Alaska. 

All the Money seems to have found its way 

there also according to the new vid that 

just came out announcing we have no 

money??? What is with this????

Practical and Esoteric strategies for creating a New Treasury System- Alaska Perm. Fund


The following Saint died on December 13, 

so he has many Feasts! This is the Saint I 

introduced with on January 6. Here is 

more information about him to view. Tomorrow 

He will have his own page-He is very key to

my epiphany I will reveal that tomorrow.

Meanwhile, enjoy the following vids. 

The last one has some of the most beautiful 

photos I have ever seen.

I think it is too late for my report, but I am 

going to finish it anyway. Love to Everybody! 

Herman of Alaska

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Herman of Alaska (born 1756 or 1760 in SerpukhovRussia – died December 13 or November 15, 1837 on Spruce IslandAlaska) was one of the first Eastern Orthodoxmissionaries to the New World,[1] and is considered by Orthodox Christians to be thepatron saint of the Americas.
Herman of Alaska
Venerable, Wonderworker
Bornc. 1756
DiedNovember 15, 1837
Spruce IslandAlaska
Honored inEastern OrthodoxyAnglican CommunionEastern Catholics
CanonizedAugust 9, 1970, Kodiak, Alaska by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), and simultaneously in San Franciscoby the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR)
MajorshrineHoly Resurrection Cathedral,Kodiak, Alaska (relics); Sts.Sergius and Herman of ValaamChapel, Spruce Island, Alaska (burial site)
FeastAugust 9 (glorification)
December 13 (repose)
November 15 (repose-alternate)
AttributesClothed as a monk, with a flowing white beard; sometimes wearing a wrought iron cross and chains about his chest.

  • July 27/August 9—Glorification: This is the anniversary of the joint-glorification (canonization) of Herman of Alaska as a saint in 1970.
  • November 15/28—Repose: This is the anniversary of the actual death of Saint Herman.
  • December 13/25—Repose: Due to an error in record keeping, this was originally thought to be the day of Saint Herman's death, and because of the long-established tradition of celebrating his memory on this day, it has remained a feast day. It is more likely that this is the day he was buried. For those Orthodox Christians who follow the Julian Calendar, this day falls on December 25 of the Gregorian Calendar, and thus provides a spiritual alternative to what some believe to be the increasingly secularized celebration of Christmas.
  • Second Sunday after Pentecost:, as one of the saints commemorated on the Synaxis of the Saints of North America—this is a moveable feast

Saint Innocent of Alaska + 1879


Journey into Orthodox Alaska


Liturgical year

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The liturgical year, also known as the church year, consists of the cycle of liturgicalseasons in Christian churches that determines when feast days, including celebrations of saints, are to be observed, and which portions of Scripture are to be read either in an annual cycle or in a cycle of several years. Distinct liturgical colours may appear in connection with different seasons of the liturgical year. The dates of the festivals vary somewhat between the different churches, though the sequence and logic is largely the same.
In both East and West, the dates of many feasts vary from year to year, usually in line with the variation in the date of Easter, with which most other moveable feasts are associated. The extent to which feasts and festivals are celebrated also varies between churches; in general, Protestant churches observe far fewer than Catholic and Orthodox, in particular with regard to feasts of the Virgin Mary and the other Saints.

The twelve Great Feasts

Some of these feasts follow the Fixed Cycle, and some follow the Moveable (Paschal) Cycle. Most of those on the Fixed Cycle have a period of preparation called a Forefeast, and a period of celebration afterward, similar to the Western Octave, called an Afterfeast. Great Feasts on the Paschal Cycle do not have Forefeasts. The lengths of Forefeasts and Afterfeasts vary, according to the feast.
NOTE: In Eastern practice, should this feast fall during Holy Week or on Pascha itself, the feast of the Annunciation is not transferred to another day. In fact, the conjunction of the feasts of the Annunciation and Pascha, known as "Kyriou-Pascha," is considered an extremely festive event.

Orthodox Church in control of Russia?


Russian orthodox christian song Blessed is the man