A COMPARISON: FRANCIS OF ASSISI AND ST. SERAPHIM OF SAROV

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26/2/16 Mitrophan Lodyzhensky During my prayer two great lights appeared before me (deux grandes lumibres m’ont ete montrees)—one in which I recognized the Creator, and another in which I recognized myself. —Francis’ own words about his prayer He (Fr Serge) thought about the fact that he was a burning lamp, and the more he felt that, the more he ...

Sinai crash: St.Petersburg’s bells toll for each of 224 victims as new intel says bomb to blame

The memorial service for A321 crash victims at St. Isaac Cathedral in St. Petersburg. © Igor Russak

 RT- 8/11/15 Moscow: Thousands of people in St. Petersburg’s main cathedral commemorated the victims of the plane crash in the Sinai desert on October 31. Experts are homing in on the cause of the incident, while thousands remain stranded in Egypt as flights are suspended. It took 37 minutes for the 10-ton bell of the city’s landmark ...