Eventually we will have an illuminated sign where our "old rugged cross" is! That cross is a parish relic – we prayed in front of it every week for over a year before we broke ground. This was taken Oct 29, and is the way a yard *should* look on Halloween! Taken Oct 16/29, the night of the visit of the Kursk Root Icon.
O Lord, I am weak. Thou knowest this.
In fear I seek the way to Thee. Despise me not. Forsake me not in my fall.
Draw near even unto me, who am of no account, yet I thirst after Thee.
Take up Thine abode in me and do Thou Thyself perform in me all that Thou hast commanded of us.
Make me Thine for ever and ever, in love unshakeable.
Elder Sophrony of Essex