Just a note to say that our Brother Phillip made and sent me a prayer rope (to Ethiopian specifications, as per my request) and an exquisitely done Lestovka made of wooden "steps."
I can't begin to say how joyful his work has made me - he is an incredibly talented beadsman-craftsman and as someone who has had and purchased such all my life, I cannot recommend Phillip's work HIGHLY ENOUGH!!
I've even totally put out of my head my disappointment over the Ukrainian Catholic patriarchate thingy . . .
Many Years to the Master Beadsman!!!