In Memoriam: Priest Walter Smith

Priest Walter Smith

WATERBURY, CT [OCA] - May 2016 Priest Walter Smith, Rector of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Church here, unexpectedly fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Ordained to the priesthood in 2003, Father Walter was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA the following year.  Prior to ...

COPY OF THE IVERON ICON IS BROUGHT TO AUSTRALIA FROM MT. ATHOS

Pravoslavie.ru - May 2015 With the blessing of Archbishop Stylianos of Australia a copy of the wonder-working Iveron (“the Portaitissa”) Icon of Holy Theotokos has been brought to the Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Melbourne, Australia, reports AgionOros.ru. The gift of the Athonite Iveron Monastery was solemnly met by hundreds of believers arriving ...

ANOTHER CHURCH OF ST. PAISIOS OF MT. ATHOS TO BE BUILT IN GREECE

Pravoslavie.ru Chania (Khania: Crete, Greece) March 2015 On March 22, 2015, after the Sunday evening service at the Church of St. Christopher (Agios Christoforos) in the town of Chania (Crete) His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Kydonia and Apokoronon addressed himself to its rector, Archpriest Basilios, and the congregation. The hierarch announced that the diocese had made a decision ...

A UNIQUE BOOK ON THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN ATHONITE MONASTICISM PUBLISHED AT MT. ATHOS

Holy Mount Athos, March 20, 2015 - Pravoslavie.ru The History of St. Panteleimon’s Russian Monastery on Mt. Athos From Ancient Times to 1735, is the title of the fourth volume published by St. Panteleimon’s Monastery on Mt. Athos of a 25-volume series: Russian Athos of the 19th-20th Centuries, dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of ancient Russian monasticism ...

Patriarch Has No Friends

12/10/2011 Patriarch Kirill said he has no friends and never gets a day off, Interfax reported Tuesday. "The patriarch cannot have friends; he has his flock, and friendship in the everyday sense is practically impossible because he spends all his energy on being a pastor," the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said in an interview Monday ...