Scripture Verse

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins art justly displeased?

— The Burial Sentences [At the Grave]

Joyce Holmes Courtyard Garden Renovation

And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building. 1 Kings vi.7

Well, it wasn’t quite like that the whole time. Parishioner Fiodor (“Fedya”) Strikovski had spent much of a week working on this wonderful renovation of the Joyce Holmes Courtyard Garden. When it came to the last bit of work on Friday morning, he did final work in the parking lot so as not to disturb the service going on in the church.

Here are some pictures of Fedya’s wonderful work on the Garden. Previously, there had been some drainage problems in the courtyard, but a couple of summer deluges have demonstrated that Fedya’s handiwork has solved all the problems.

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