Two religious communities of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) have brought legal claims, challenging the right of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian Parliament, to appeal to the Patriarchate of Constantinople to create a new autocephalous Ukrainian church.
A fire broke out last night in one of the churches of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers Monastery at the Ganina Yama ravine outside Ekaterinburg, where the Royal Martyrs’ holy bodies were dumped after they were assassinated in 1918.
From this article you will learn what it is like growing up in a family with thirteen children who are “people of the old school”—what kind of protection all of us have, how to overcome fear and find a spiritual father, what is the power of a parent’s blessing, the mystery of Divine providence, and many other interesting and miraculous stories.
In Pakistan and all over the world, Orthodox Christians are proud of their faith and the Holy Cross of Jesus is strengthening their faith and giving them courage to face the challenges of life with vim and vigor in all circumstances.
In those years, the now-departed elders Archimandrite John (Krestiankin) and Archimandrite Adrian (Kirsanov) were still laboring in the monastery. It didn’t work out for me, a child, to meet with them of course; I didn’t even know they existed, but the whole monastery atmosphere was filled with prayer and grace. Again, I said nothing to my parents, but the thought of going to a monastery tightly fused itself to my soul. To me it seems like my coming to God and entrance into Church life was a real miracle and the mercy of God towards me.