This day you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory. (Psalm) The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof: the world and all they that dwell therein. Glory be to the Father... This day...
Merry Christmas Eve! We got up today and started cooking. Of course, when I say "we" I really mean "they", as in Lisa and Katie, but as you can see, I did help with the rolling of the pasta dough for the ravioli.
The Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great with Great Vespers was at 3:00, which was very nice, although it meant that we again missed the arrival of the Bethlehem light. After the Liturgy, I went over to the parish church to light our Christmas candle from the above mentioned light, while Lisa got the ravioli cooking. Dinner was delicious, and I insisted on playing Pavarotti's Christmas album to accompany our Italian dinner.
Maria is sleeping now, and is very excited that baby Jesus is coming tomorrow (and that she gets to open her presents tomorrow). Some of her grandparents (which is to say all of them) made sure that there is quite a little pile under the Christmas tree for her.