The Conversion of a French Man to Orthodoxy Another example of intercession by St. Xenia, the Fool-for-Christ of St. Petersburg, one of our great intercessors in the Church. By Maria Biniary We follow with an account by a resident of France, who was benefited by the Saint in our days. A French dentist with a […]
An Interview With Dcn. Andrei Kurayev By Nadezhda Pronina Feb 9, 2007 The Voice of Russia Why I Am Not A Christian? — this is the title of the popular book by the celebrated English mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell, which has been translated into many languages. For our program, however, we have chosen a […]
by David Trace I first became exposed to Orthodoxy as an undergraduate over twenty years ago. I was taking a Russian language course and was told that a local Orthodox parish had a Russian festival. The professor recommended it. To my knowledge she was not Orthodox. I went and purchased my first icon. Each year […]
The priests take care of the spiritual needs of staff of nearby Russian, Chilean, Polish, and Korean research stations. Their obligations include prayers for souls of 64 Russians who lost their lives in various expeditions, and the very occasional, very chilly, baptism. Recently the church performed its first wedding–the first wedding ever celebrated in a church in Antarctica. It was between a Chilean and Russian researcher, and was a proud moment for the southernmost Orthodox church in the world.
Then the Gospels somehow came into my hands. This book created an amazing impression upon me. I suddenly had a sharp perception that the truth was precisely here. It was as if I saw with my own eyes how Christ preached, worked miracles, was crucified, and resurrected. Truly resurrected! No such perception of reality has ever occurred to me with any other reading.