Archimandrite Antony (Guliashvili)
Recently reposed Archimandrite Antony (Guliashvili) talks about eldership, punishment, his spiritual father, Archimandrite John (Krestiankin), and why Russia and Georgia are inseparable.
We had a more responsible and serious approach to the faith during the Soviet era. Now there are more passersby and people who just stop in than there are parishioners.
I could talk about Fr. John not just for hours, but years. But the amazing thing is that everything can be said in two words. He bore the spirit of his patron—the Apostle of Love St. John the Theologian.