The community of the Moscow Strastnoy (Passion) Monastery held a festive prayer meeting at Pushkin Square on Tuesday, and a procession around the historical territory of the Strastnoy Monastery, destroyed by the atheist soviets in 1937.
A unique carved 17th-century iconostasis from Moscow’s Visoko-Petrovsky Monastery, created by order of Tsar Peter I and believed to have been lost, has been found in the storerooms of the “Kolomenskoe” Metropolitan Museum-Reserve.
A chapel in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God “Seeking of the Lost” (Feb. 5/18) has been transported more than 300 miles down the Pinega River from Archangelsk to the village of Kulosega, where the 100 residents have never had their own church.
Monk Sophronios (Copan) is an American monk living out his monastic calling in a small monastery in Eastern Kosovo, dedicated to the Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael. Orthochristian.com recently had the opportunity to interview him about his experiences as an American and a monastic in Kosovo while he was in America giving talks about his monastery and the contemporary situation of Orthodox Christians in Muslim-majority Kosovo.