Кирил

St. Cyril devised the alphabet which the Russians use. He died in Rome 1,142 years ago today.

Mithras
St. Cyril’s tomb is in the church of St. Clement, near the Roman Coliseum.

In ancient times, there was a military barracks here. The soldiers used to worship their manly pagan god Mithras on this very spot.

Now it is a church of the true, triune God. The apse mosaic depicts the Holy Cross as the Tree of Life.

…Smells like spring around here. Hard to believe that one year ago today I was shoveling sixteen feet of snow in the parking lot at the corner of 11th and K Streets, N.E.

I miss Holy Name parish very much. But the plan of God has been favorable to its citizens: they are now in much more capable hands.

Bishop Francis Xavier DiLorenzo is going to give me a new assignment somewhere near my hermitage. Hopefully I will be of some use to my fellow Mountain People.

2 thoughts on “Кирил

  1. Dear Fr. White — It is so good to hear from you. I keep you in my prayers. Yes, here in Southern Maryland there is a hint of spring today with temps in the 50’s a promise of the upper 60’s by the end of the week. We spent the weekend washing the latest round of salt off of our vehicles. Perhaps the Groundhog was right and spring is coming early. I sure hope so. Love, Phyllis

  2. It isn’t just that YOU miss Holy Name. Holy Name and those in it, and, generally, those who know you MISS YOU.

    Now, we know that Bishop DiLorenzo is the Richmond Diocese; but the sign is in Cyrilic; and you speak of Russia.

    Where in the World is Farther Mark White?

    LIH,

    joe

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