From Russia With Love

by Gary Summers I will build my church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18  My journey to Orthodoxy began about 12 years ago in St Petersburg, Russia.  My wife and I were there in the process of adopting two children when I toured the ancient Orthodox cathedral of St Isaac's.  I was impressed and gazed in awe at all the icons of Jesus Christ, His Mother and the saints.  While there, I also noticed a group of Russian soldiers touring the church.  "What was this!?  I thought Russia was a godless, atheist, communist country?"  There was also an icon in the apartment where we stayed.  It seemed to become for … [Read more...]