The Monastery, The Desert & The Cross


Icon-Crucifixion -----c 2009 Joann Nelander

I’ve never been to a monastery, so peeking in will have to do.  So glad Nelson is sharing.

“By means of Your Cross, O Lord, You abolished death. * To the robber You opened Paradise. * The lamentation of the myrrh-bearing women You transformed, * and You gave Your Apostles the order to proclaim to all * that You had risen, O Christ our God, * and granted the world Your great mercy.”