Today was Epiphany.
Among other things, it celebrates the arrival of the three Wise Men to the cave in Bethlehem.
And tonight and tomorrow is Christmas day for those Orthodox Christians who use the Old Calendar, as well as for Coptic, Syrian, and Ethiopian Christians.
So tonight I thought it would be fun and enlightening to watch this short video in which those Magi are introduced in a whole new light by a young nun who is herself full of light.
Born in New York state, Sr. Vassa is a nun of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
Dr. Sr. Vassa teaches at the University of Vienna, this after many years in a monastery in France and two years in Jerusalem(!).
She is making a series of 10-minute Coffee with Sr. Vassa episodes and 2-minute Coffee Breaks, to be found on YouTube.
Each is full of good teaching and a life lesson, presented in Sr. Vassa's inimitable style of humor and wisdom, with some music too.
There is something in each reflection for everyone, even me, a nice Jewish girl. :)
You can join the zillions and follow Coffee with Sr. Vassa on Facebook or subscribe on YouTube.
Visit the Coffee with Sister Vassa Official Website, it has everything you need to know about this special nun.
Yalla, have fun! Let me know what you think.
And merry Christmas to Sr. Vassa!
(Z is for zillions, linking to ABC Wednesday meme.)