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by Barbara
Sun 21 July 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina

Jumping ahead, here is another instructive example which can be of help to all those receiving monetary and other gifts in a church or monastic setting : "Father Archimandrite Moses always received every benefaction, every offering, given out of love for the monastery, no matter how small, wit...
by Barbara
Thu 18 July 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Who killed GrandDuke Serge ? Who really ?
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Who killed GrandDuke Serge ? Who really ?

I am going to be looking at this question in the near future. Since this is the martyrdom anniversary of his wife, St Elizabeth Romanov, it seems fitting to probe the murky question a bit. This subject has been pushed under the table, since some parts of the [apparently] TRUE STORY are rather unpal...
by Barbara
Tue 16 July 2019 1:15 am
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Beware World Orthodox Elders Who Reject Old Calendarists
Replies: 39
Views: 10643

Re: Beware World Orthodox Elders Who Reject Old Calendarists

I discovered that there is a little-heard of St Anthony the Great Monastery in Phoenix itself. I was imagining this could have formed the nucleus of Elder Ephraim's effort in Florence, but it must be an earlier Russian Church Abroad monastic foundation. I see St Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery b...
by Barbara
Mon 15 July 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina

Going back still further in time, let's take a look at the arrival of Fr Moses and his cohorts from seclusion in the Roslavl forests farther west. Father Moses and his brother Father Anthony, along with 2 monks, Fr Hilary and Fr Savvaty, arrived in Optina nearly 200 years ago, in 1821. We should ho...
by Barbara
Wed 10 July 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: "I was there too": Fr. Moses of Optina

An excerpt from "The Elder Moses of Optina", 1996 Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston MA. pp 226-227 "After prayer, his favorite occupation was reading spiritual and sometimes historical books. He loved very much to read and tried to do so at every available moment. The instant th...
by Barbara
Tue 9 July 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Monasteries and the Monastic Life
Topic: StJohn: Rocor Holy Land Monasteries
Replies: 0
Views: 70

StJohn: Rocor Holy Land Monasteries

Does anyone realize that St John Maximovitch was at one time the head of the Russian Church Abroad's Palestine Committee ? The date of this written appeal, however, was not provided in the book "Man of God" [ pp 235-237 ], so the reader does not know when or for how long he remained in th...
by Barbara
Mon 8 July 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: Anti-Alcohol: Saints/Holy Figures
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Anti-Alcohol: Saints/Holy Figures

Elder Barsanuphius, while still an officer in the Orenberg Cossack Army, served visitors to his private quarters only tea with cookies and jam, the traditional snack of that period. https://i.pinimg.com/474x/50/23/4c/50234c5a6189a33f46e2921735f7e377--russian-tea-russian-culture.jpg Paul Ivanovich P...

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