Not long ago I have met an elderly American teacher. I vividly remember his story about his fascinating life and family. His mother grew up in a small town called Dover, Massachusetts and graduated from high school in 1901. By the standards of that time, she received a most ordinary education. She learned perfect French […]
The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the commission of a canonical and dogmatic crime against the Russian Orthodox Church by members of the Odessa Synod headed by Met. Agafangel (Pashkovskiy)…
The 2nd Iveron Choral Conference brought its work to a close with a number of celebratory church services, conducted with the Bishop’s rite: the All-Night Vigil at the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh at the Tolstoy Center in Valley Cottage, NY, and the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Astoria, NY…..
Much as we would like to forget about Met. Agafangel’s Synod, as one would like to forget a bad dream, we are once again reminded of them by their recent pronouncements….
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Today we commemorate the 40th day since the repose of Vladyka Stefan and I would like to say a few words about him….
In life, joy and sorrow are intertwined and often on the same day. The day that we celebrated the Patronal Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in the parish of Father Sergei Klestov in Richmond Hill, NY, turned out to be just such a day: the spiritual joy derived from the great Feast and the hierarchal services intertwined with the sorrow over the death of our dear Vladyka Stefan and the servant of God Nina….
Two encounters with Father John in the expanses of Russia are vividly imprinted in my memory…..
Our parishioners have repeatedly expressed their bewilderment as to why the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece under Archbishop Kallinikos has not issued an official document explaining their position in relation to our Church….