Russkaya zhizn’ Interviews Vladimir Krassovsky – Director of the Cathedral Choir in San Francisco

Official website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - March 2016 Russkaya zhizn’: We heard that the Cathedral Choir will sing the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts for the first time ever. Tell us how this idea came to be? Vladimir Krassovsky: Yes, that’s true. Such Great-Lenten Liturgies are always ...

Holy Gifts of Magi Travel from Greece to Moscow

Iro-Anna Mamakouka - January2014 Within a week, about half a million pilgrims kneeled in front of the Holy Gifts of the Magi which were transferred to Russia by the Abbot of St. Paul’s monastery, archimandrite Parthenios. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, placed the Holy Gifts at the centre of the Cathedral in Moscow, during ...

A look at deacons in the Orthodox tradition

Deacon Greg Kandra - 25/11/13 This popped up in my Facebook feed and I thought it worth sharing here. It offers another view of the diaconate, from another tradition: The Deacon is the third and lowest degree of the major orders of clergy in the Orthodox Church, following the bishop and the presbyter. The word deacon (in Greek ...