Tuesday, March 9, 2010
four and twenty
It was a beautiful morning today with fog to the east and this completely clear sky to the west.
In an odd coincidence, today is the Orthodox feast of the forty martyrs of Sebaste. In Russia this saint's day was traditionally commemorated by making a pie with forty skylarks. In the state of Texas, USA, there is a church dedicated to these 4th century martyrs: http://www.40martyrs.org/
If you wish to read a "history," a marvelous story of the martyrs, go to: http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100706