Thursday, March 13, 2014

My first Orthodox Liturgy!

I attended my first liturgy at a Russian Orthodox church this past Sunday (9th March). It also happened to be the Sunday of Orthodoxy. It was awesome! The service was longer than a normal service because it was a special day. In the Russian Orthodox Church, there are no pews to sit down, only a handful of chairs for the elderly or infirm. I'm proud of myself that i stood the entire time! (The service was around 3 hours long). 

The chanting was amazing! This parish has some wonderful voices. The smell of the incense was familiar, but i couldn't place what the scent was. It was a very good experience. I really felt at home in this parish. I got a ride from a lovely local family. They were very nice. 

After liturgy, during coffee hour, i was introduced to Matushka and the Deacon (I forget their names). They were very nice and welcoming and hope to see me again. I didn't talk to the priest because he seemed busy and i hate being a bother. (I know, i know). But there is next time. :)

I will definitely go back! I am *completely* comfortable in my decision to convert to Orthodoxy. It's what i've been searching and longing for for years. <3 nbsp="" p="">

Here is a photo of me from last sunday. :)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bella Cup Review

The Bella Cup is made in Korea of clear 100% Medical grade silicone. It comes with a grey suede pouch and an instruction booklet. The name Bella means Beautiful.

 The Bella Cup comes in two sizes - Small & Large.
The Small is 41mm in diameter and capacity is 20ml. The length of the stem is 23.8mm and length of cup body is 48.1mm.
The Large is 45.5mm is diameter and capacity is 30ml. The length of the stem is 20.3mm and length of cup body is 53.1mm. 

The small is for women under 30 who have not given birth vaginally and the large is for women over 30 or who have given birth vaginally.

Small Bella Cup

 The Bella cup has a pretty rigid bubble like stem. it reminds me of a caterpillar. If the stem is too long for you, you may trim it as it may be uncomfortable if it's too long. I might trim mine a couple notches. The Bella Cup has two different textured rings around the base of the cup. For me, these weren't helpful grip rings in aiding in removal. The smooth silicone can get slippery, but it isn't really difficult to remove.

The Bella Cup is a pretty soft cup, it's very comfortable. It has 4 air/suction holes right under the rim. It also has 'Bella' stamped into the silicone on the inside rim. The Bella Cup is extremely easy to clean. The silicone is very smooth and glossy. 

The Bella Cup website has a very nice User Guide.

Bella Cup can be worn up to 12 hours before being emptied depending on your flow. 

The Bella Cup costs 21.99 Euro or about $30. Bella cup will last you years if cared for, so it's very affordable!

You can purchase the Bella Cup on their website or on Feminine Wear.