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.
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.
This hardcover edition of the book of Jonah in the Yakut language is illustrated with unique drawings by Yakut artist Maria Adamova at the request of the IBT. 14 illustrations were made in all for each scene of the narrative. The faces resemble the Yakut people and the clothes their traditional clothing, in an effort to bring the narrative closer to the reader.
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!’
The work on the ancient parchments, including the earliest surviving copy of the Gospels, the Codox Sinaiticus, dating to the 4th century, is being undertaken by a team from Greece that takes images in red, green, and blue light and merges them together with computer software to make one high-quality color picture.
A priest in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America with a bilingual family noticed that there were many good Orthodox books for children that were only available in other languages. After years of wishing he could lend the books out to parishioners and their families, he got in touch with the original publishers and has begun to translate and publish the books to make them available to English-speaking Orthodox families.
The Institute for Bible Translation, dedicated to translation Holy Scripture into the languages of the non-Slavic peoples living in Russia, continues its work with a new publication of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in one volume in the Lak language.
His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II spoke about the great importance of Church singing for Georgian culture at a recent presentation of an anthology of Georgian spiritual singing, recalling his request that the state include courses on Church hymns in the nation’s public schools.