The Three Holy Hierarchs—Sts. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom—are the patron saints of schools and education for the Orthodox faithful, and their feast, January 30 on the new calendar, was traditionally celebrated as a school holiday in Greece. However, the Greek Education of Ministry has announced that classes will be held as normal on their feast this year.
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.
The conference was attended by 547 delegates from 142 dioceses of the Russian Church and 15 countries, including directors from cathedral and parish churches and monasteries and teachers of Church secular educational institutions, in additions to students from the Moscow Theological Academy and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University in Moscow.
His Grace Bishop Gurie of Deva and Hunedoara of the Romanian Orthodox Church has personally reached out to citizens in Hunedoara County, in an effort to help them deepen their knowledge of the Orthodox faith that they practice and confess.
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).
The Holy Provincial Synod of Crete has expressed its deep condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Suzanne Eaton, a 60-year-old American scientist who was raped and murdered on July 2 while attending a conference at the Orthodox Academy on the island.