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About blueprintforliving

A born & bred New Yorker living on the other side of the Atlantic since '92. Once you live in a much smaller country you realise everything is precious,take nothing for granted,and you gain a global view which you would never have if you had stayed in the US.

Look up to God

As children we looked up Even lied down on the cool church floor when bored, And looked up at God. God’s icon on the church dome interior Looking lovingly down Upon us.   As adults we look forward In church; … Continue reading

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When Things Fall Apart, Get Alone and Wait on God by Rick Warren

“When life is heavy and hard to take, go off by yourself. Enter the silence. Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions. Wait for hope to appear.” (Lamentations 3:28-29 MSG) The concept of waiting on God is a spiritual habit. It … Continue reading

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The Lamentations before the Holy Sepulcher,chanted by Fairuz

Ai Geneai Pasai–Every Generation-3rd Stasis-with Greek & English translations

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For tonite: Listen to the Pathi (Ai Geneai Pasai) chanter, Petros Gaetanos

As a prelude for tonites Epitaphio (Good Friday), listen to the Egomia, starting w/ Ai Geneai Pasai with Petros Gaetanos chanting. Kali Anastasi to all–

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What is Passion Week/Holy Week?

Passion Week (also known as Holy Week) is the time from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday). Also included within Passion Week are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Passion Week is so named because of the passion … Continue reading

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Worship Comes Before Transformation by Buddy Owens

“As she stood behind Jesus at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.” Luke 7:38 (NIV) “You don’t have to clean … Continue reading

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Face Reality, Then Choose Faith by Rick Warren

“The question is how can we keep from worrying when life is overwhelming and it feels like God is slow in answering?“ Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly a terrible storm … Continue reading

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