As many Swedes say, they have no choice because Orthodoxy is the only truth. True, everyone has their own path. But if a Swede becomes really interested in his faith and tradition, having failed to find Christ in his Lutheran tradition, then he begins to dig deep in history.
Metropolitan Anthony of Korsun and Western Europe, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Dormition located in the territory of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the People’s Republic of China.
In the wake of the recent conference organized in Oxford, England by Fordham University’s Orthodox studies employees on “Bridging Voices” between LGBT+ and traditional Orthodox people, a particular thread has appeared that is gaining credence through spinoff articles and comments.
In their amicus brief, the group of nine men and women offer their personal histories as cautionary tales in order to inform the justices of the often tragic unintended consequences which occur when males attempt to live as if they were females, and females as males.
Fr. Chiril is a German. Though he was born and grew up in Germany, he has lived at Radu Voda Monastery in Bucharest for many years. He fell in love with Orthodoxy and Romania and decided to remain there forever, not as a layman but as a monk of one of the most famous monasteries in the capital.
As schismatic groups seem to be popping up on the territory of canonical Churches like mushrooms, we have to ask: Is it all happening by itself, or is someone carefully cultivating it? The following investigation of a strange situation in Northern Cyprus can only leave us wondering…
“We are not a museum showpiece in the modern world. The way we serve is our means of communicating with God. We use English instead of Slavonic, and that is also part of the means of communicating with God.”
Now I have a big family and a home in St. Petersburg. I love each and every person of the Novodevichy Convent and the eyes, voice, and smile of Mother Superior are ever before me. When the time came to return from the convent I didn’t feel as though I was going home, but rather leaving home, as the convent had made me one of it’s own and captured my heart. Departing from there was a very heavy thing for me and I literally cried. How could I not?
“In your interview you clearly allege that the activities of the Moscow Patriarchate in Southeast Asia are uncanonical. I take the liberty to remind you the history of the emergence of Orthodoxy in the region: Russian priests began their pastoral ministry in China in 1685, St. Nicholas (Kasatkin) came to Japan in 1861, and the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Korea was established in 1897.”