Happy Orthodox Easter to all readers and friends!
We just came back from the midnight service marking the resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The weather had mercy on us – the horrible cold that gripped Toronto the entire winter is slowly moving away and even the wind and the rain stopped, so we were able to walk around the church at midnight in peace and our lit candles survived the walk. Below you can see pictures from the church, just moments before the service was resumed after midnight.
Not everything was good – shortly before leaving for the church, we received the horrible news that our friend Mark Harding had passed away on Friday. It was a devastating news – he was one of the first victims of the militant Islam in Canada; he was persecuted by Muslim fanatics and their enablers for years. At least we could light candles and pray for his soul at the church.