In anticipation of this blessed event we noticed one of our cactus plants sent out a blooming shoot about s week ago. Elizabeth said, “oh how special it would be for that cactus to bloom on the day Fr. Matthew comes to bless our home.” This type of cactus blooms only once a year and the flower remains open only one day. To our joy we awoke to the cactus in full bloom.
Historic moment tonight. The very first Orthodox Christian service in Enid, Oklahoma. Two house blessings with Father Matthew. A joyous dinner followed. One attendee commented…””As Bilbo Baggins said, “…this will be a night to remember…””