It was almost time for the noonday meal when Sr. Seraphima came in from working in the garden. She was washing her hands while I was drying the dishes.
“Were you able to finish the work you had in the garden?”
“Di’evhon… [Through the prayers…]” she answered.
I was perplexed by her response. A “Glory to God,” I could understand. A “With God’s help,” I could understand. But “Through the prayers,” I couldn’t quite understand.
She dried her hands and went off to help with something the sisters were doing.
I continued drying the utensils and tried to figure out why she would have said, “Through the prayers.”
I knew the prayer: “Through the prayers of the Holy Fathers, O Lord Jesus Christ, our God, have mercy on us and save us,” which is said at the end of every Orthodox service. But I didn’t understand it in…
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