Thursday, July 29, 2010
I spent some time searching for videos of Orthodox elders in English. Greek, Romanian, and Serbian elders are represented here. I haven't found any Russian elders on Youtube, but I'll add them when they come available.
I also include a 5-part documentary on the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
From My Life in Christ, by St. John of Kronstadt, page 5.
I do not precede my book by any introduction: let it speak for itself. Everything contained in it is but a gracious enlightenment which was bestowed upon my soul by the all-enlightening Holy Ghost during moments of deep self-concentration and of self-examination, especially during prayer. When I had time, I noted down the edifying thoughts and feelings that came to me, and from these notes, continued for many years, this book has now been compiled; the contents are very varied, as will be seen by the readers. Let them judge of them for themselves.
"He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man." (1 Corinthians 2:15)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
While the great Shakespeare was writing his tragedies in ink, the Serbs wrote their tragedies in blood…While Milton was writing ‘Paradise Lost’, the Serbs felt more deeply than anyone else in the world that they had indeed lost Paradise…While Adam Smith was composing his great work ‘The Wealth of the Nations’, the Serbian people possessed only one great wealth - a strong faith and the hope of holiness.
St Nicolas of Zhicha, Serbia in Light and Darkness, a lecture given in Canterbury Cathedral, 1919.I stand with my Serbian brothers and all right-thinking individuals in opposing the illegal secession of Kosovo. May God protect the Serbian people!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
From the video:
"This is from the opus 31 setting of the Liturgy by Sergei Rakhmaninov. This video is dedicated to the New Russian Martyrs. The image sequence begins with the trial of St Veniamin of Petrograd, then, icons of the martyrs follow, with individual and corporate icons alternating. This is to show that the martyrdom of the New Russian Confessors was both a personal and united podvig (act of courage). To close the sequence of the martyrs, I chose the icon of the Finding of the Relics of Patriarch St Tikhon. This is a thematic bridge between the past events and the present day. The final image is the Mother of God Stand for Christ with the Martyr's Cross. That needs no commentary.
The blood of the New Martyrs is the seedbed of the current revival in Russia. This is my tribute to them."
Holy Royal Martyrs, pray to God for us!
Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, pray to God for us!