Mar 19 2008
The rush of our first mailing ever consumed most of January and February, where I collected addresses and sent out almost 500 pieces of mail with our newly-designed brochure and some flyers. It’s amazing how long it takes to tri-fold, stick together, and adhere stamps and labels to a pile of flyers!
When I came up for air at the beginning of March, of course Lent was practically upon me. Although I didn’t get through all the mailings, the rest will go out in the next few weeks. I’ve had a respite from Anaphora Press business for a couple of weeks, entering into the prayer life of this great season. I love Lent. My favorite time of year. Even though my body protests, my soul sings at beginning the day early in the morning with Lenten Matins at the church. It has been particularly nice to focus more on praying for this endeavor rather than all the busywork and decision-making I’ve had to accomplish over the last few months.
It is a good time of reflection in terms of the Press as well. I am beginning to consider our next projects: The Life of St. Seraphim by Archimandrite Lazarus Moore, the next album by Cherubika which needs editing, the Children’s Garden of the Theotokos curriculum, which needs a minor overhaul, and a wonderfully rich manuscript submitted by Dr. Angel Escobar on the History and Praxis of the Orthodox Church which I look forward to working on with him.
May God grant us all a good Lent, and a meaningful journey towards His third-day Resurrection!