Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Frocks for friars

Frocks for friars.
Ordo Praedicatorum, the Order of Preachers . . . Dominicans.
Forty days of fasting, beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday.
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F is the letter of the day for ABC Wednesday bloggers.

29 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, this is great! Love the photo and the timing is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dina, I just received your flowers for my mom AUDREY - Kristi's grandma from French-word-a-day.....you have helped my heart--I am in the mist of deep tears and there you were........thank you. XOXO JULES

Carolina said...

Oh this is just a beautiful shot. Very serene.

Liv said...

Perfect timing!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Dina,
How interesting I learn always something from your blog, very nice post:)


my F is for show FEELINGS with FLOWERS, thats what we do in HOLLAND, I really like making this post, please come watch it

www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com
JoAnn's D Eyes/HOLLAND

Reader Wil said...

F for Frocks for Friars! It couldn't be better: so many F's
Have a nice week!

Kay said...

Wow! How do you fast for 40 days? Yikes!

Dina said...

Shalom friends and thanks for your comments.

Jules, it must be hard to lose a mother like Audrey z"l. But your idea for blog friends to send virtual flowers is wonderful.

Kay, it's not like a Jewish Yom Kippur fast which means no food or drink. When Christians fast for Lent it usually means giving up a favorite food, like chocolate. The Orthodox Christians go 40 days without meat and some of them also give up dairy products. Fasting is meant to be a spiritual discipline for the spirit, to prepare you.

Catherine said...

I love your today picture, Dina. It speaks by itself. All details make us guess the place, the people, the atmosphere......

Petrea said...

What a pretty photo. Soft light, soft white.

cieldequimper said...

Very atmospheric photo, I can just imagine the friars coming in...

Dina said...

Petrea, Catherine, merci. Nice to hear.

Cieldequimper, shalom. Well, I'm glad the brothers did NOT come in just then. I probably was not supposed to be there...

Ellen said...

Is that at the Ecole Biblique (sorry, can't figure out how to get the accent)? I know the English Dominicans very well and my mother was at a meeting at the Ecole Biblique recently.... first time she'd been to Israel. She was fascinated. She's promised to bring me sometime in the near future. I can't wait.

And, though we no longer fast properly all through Lent Catholics are still obligated to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Babooshka said...

It is usually something swwet that is given up here. Perfect day for this choice of letter.

Life with Kaishon said...

Frocks for Friars...that is too great! Way to go! You always make me smile.

Cloudia said...

Perfect photo, but HOW did you get there to take it? THAT'S the untold story, Dina. Aloha-

Chriss said...

Great shot!

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting - a peaceful feeling...

Pietro said...

Great image, Dina. Perfect, for the beginning of Lent.
Have a very good day.

spacedlaw said...

Hey, I never thought of that and yet I do have a similar photo... Nice one.

Grace and Bradley said...

I was start to worry about the 40 days fasting till I read Dina's comments. One always learn something new in the blog. Very nice photo.

Dina said...

Ellen, you got it. What a coincidence your mother was there. Hope you both come to visit in Jerusalem and we can meet up.

Jay said...

Now, that's original!! And a lovely photo, too.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

they do look funny!

greek orthodox lent starts on monday (50 days to easter sunday)

Dina said...

Med. Kiwi Maria, glad I have you to put the details straight about all things Greek Orthodox. Thanks for the input on Clean Monday / Καθαρά Δευτέρα.
Have a good one.

Carol said...

Oh great photo...simple and thought provoking....

JM said...

Very spartan shot! Really appropriate for this post. Well done.
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

RuneE said...

A nice photo with good "F"s - even for a non-religious person like myself!

PS Thank you for the very pleasant comment!

jordaenne said...

beautiful naked beauty.
Thanks for extending yourself to take this photo anyway.
hugs.