ELDER ILIY (NOZDRIN) – CONFESSOR TO PATRIARCH KIRILL AWARDED CHURCH ORDER

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Pravoslavie.ru - 19/3/17 Confessor to Patriarch Kirill and Optina Pustyn Monastery Schema-Archimandrite Iliy (Nozdrin), who turned 85 on March 8, was awarded the Church order of St. Seraphim of Sarov, first degree. The primate bestowed the award upon the priest on Friday after the Presanctified Liturgy in Moscow’s Danilov Monastery “in recognition of many years of pastoral ...

A Miracle of St. Nicholas

Deacon Vladimir Vasilik - May 2014 I heard this story from Hieromonk Theophylact, a monk of the Pskov Caves Monastery, during the latter half of the 1980s. He was told it by a military man—a first-rank captain and man of faith. How did come to the faith? In his youth he commanded a torpedo boat on the ...