A religious consultant, unlike a traditional priest, acts during confession and personal conversations as a psychoanalyst, and in the public sphere as a PR agent who considers church life and heritage as a kind of “asset” to be utilized and monetized.
Watch it without bias. If you feel your responsibility before God, then you shouldn’t pass any judgment before you are convinced of the truth yourself and hear the voice of the Church in this case. This is something we are waiting for, too.
Dean Schidlovsky comes to Jordanville with an impressive record. His proven talent and far-reaching academic achievements—too numerous to list here—range from college and university-level teaching to a wide sphere of international scholarship and publication of his prominent, path-breaking research.
Vasily Kursaksa (born 1981) is a graduate of the Russian Academy of painting, sculpture, and architecture, a member of the Russian Artists’ Union and the Moscow Artists’ Union, the Painter’s society, and a member-correspondent of the International Academy of Culture and Arts and of the Russian Academy of Arts. Vasily Kursaksa’s works are displayed in museums of Russia, China, Italy, and are also in private collections in Russia, Germany, and the U.S. he lives and works in the town of Sergiev Posad (where the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra is located).
Until the revolution in Russia, there was a universal tradition of reading the “lay order” of the services. In the absence of the priest in church, or at home, the entire family would read part or all of the daily cycle of Church services. We will talk today about what happened to this good tradition, how to revive it, and what benefit it brings for the whole body of the Church.
I still keep this joy in my soul. Can you answer me, where did it fall on me (like a bolt from the blue) from?! I believe God gave it to me then as a deposit so that I would not lose heart. And He can give it to anyone. All we need to do is ask: ‘I am yours, O Lord! Please, never abandon me. I want to rejoice in You and don’t need anything else!’