Mar 17, 2018
Yesterday, March 16, 2018, the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia commemorated 10 years since the repose of its first hierarch, Metropolitan Laurus (Škurla) (1928-2008). He was the fifth cleric to hold that position.
Metropolitan Laurus was born as Vasil' Michalovič Škurla in what is today Sl...
Mar 02, 2018
Today the Russian Church is celebrating the feast of the Weeping “Tikhvin” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos. The icon is located in the Skete of Prophet Elijah on Mount Athos in Greece. It received the name "Weeping" because of a miracle that took place on the eve of one of the bloodiest wars of the...
Feb 10, 2018
Remembering my youth now, I understand that Dostoevsky has taken possession of my soul since I was seventeen. I recall well that when studying mechanical engineering at the Moscow State University, I always tried to make time for Dostoevsky. In the end, this led to the fact that I just began waiting...
Jan 27, 2018
Three days ago, Georgi Velikanov, a historian, catechist, chorister and altar assistant at the All-Merciful Saviour Church in a Moscow suburb, lost his life saving a homeless person on a railway platform. He lifted the man who fell on the rails of the "Krasnogorskaya" station, and saved his life, bu...
Dec 27, 2017
O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? (Mt 16:3).
In the last hundred years or so, many articles, discussions and books on the topic of the last apocalyptic/eschatological events have been written in the Orthodox Church. Warnings about...