Michael and Ekaterina have been engaged in aerial photography for several years already. With the help of a camera mounted on board a radio-controlled aircraft, they capture the face of the Earth from a bird’s eye view. The photographers have provided this present collection of photographs from the Russian North.
Abbess Vitalia (Kochetova) has shared wonderful stories with me which can be compared with those from the Lives of Monastic Fathers of old times. I believe all the readers remember from the Lives of the Fathers how one monk was ordered to plant a dry stick in the sand and water it as obedience, which he did until it blossomed.
Mother Christophora and the Sisterhood of the Monastery of the Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA, welcomed hundreds of hierarchs, clergy and faithful from across the United States and Canada to their annual pilgrimage on August 4-6, 2018.
Continuing the celebrations in honor of the 100th anniversary of the exceution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and those martyred with them, a church has been consecrated in honor of the Royal Passion-Bearers in the Dnepropetrovsk Diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Fr. Macarius (Ruegemer) and Fr. David (Mahand) are monks from the Hermitage of the Holy Cross in West Virginia. In this interview, we spoke with them about life in their monastery, the formation of novices, and the spiritual advice, and above all, spiritual joy that they receive from their abbot, Archimandrite Seraphim.
The goal of the “Your Paths” project is to make a documentary film showcasing the churches that have yet to be restored, and to tell about the Orthodox life of parishes in more remote areas. The project has no sponsors but has been initiated at Fr. John’s expense.
Celebrations in honor of the 850th anniversary of the ancient Russian city of Gorokhovets were held on Saturday, for which President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to the residents of the Vladimir Province city.