Hira Animfefte

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Introduction I graduated from an Orthodox Christian seminary in May 2009 with an M.Div. (Masters of Divinity). My thesis was on a homily by St Basil the Great called "Why God is not the cause of evil." On November 6th, 2009, around midnight, my aspiring fiance' and the love of my life, Nelson James, succumbed to sudden cardiac arrest. He was a professional violist, violin teacher, part-time seminarian, Rennaissance man, and the best man I ever knew. We were planning to marry. I am mourning his loss, trying to pick up the pieces, and figure out where to go from here. This blog has become my public grief journal. I have another one, written on paper in a notebook, the old fashioned way. This is where I am putting the poems and more public reflections. May the Lord have mercy on me, and give rest to the soul of his servant Nelson James, who is fallen asleep. I have now started a new blog, The Unwedded Widow, to recount my experience of grief. You can find it at http://unweddeddwidow.blogspot.com/.
Interests Orthodox Christian theology anthropology, theological anthropology, patristics, Early Christian studies/Byzantine studies, Classics, lit crit/textual criticism, history, philosophy.