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The Light of the World

Sitting in church this past Sunday, I tried exceptionally hard to pay attention to our priest’s words while he presented his weekly homily. When we had entered our cathedral earlier that morning, as is custom in the Greek Orthodox tradition, my father and I had lit a candle prior to finding our place in one [...]



A blank, lined sheet of paper sat next to a photocopy of several stanzas from a famous poem on my desk. The first literature exam of the semester. This was exactly what I dreaded to see each time I entered my English class, and right at that moment, what had been a great day was [...]