Come on, people! Have some courage!

We (humans) seem to have a deep fascination with hell, eternal fire and all related elements. We (the Orthodox) like to condiment our prayers with images of hell, we adorn our churches with huge icons of the Last Judgement or … Read More

An Orthodox jewel in NYC

WHAT a joy my visit to the OCA Cathedral in New York has proved to be! Who would have thought that I would feel so welcome among these extreme urbanites 🙂 First, the church itself is breath-taking: not only beautiful, … Read More

American FAQ

The more time I spend in the US, the more obvious it becomes to me that people here have been deeply affected by the ethnic obsession of most Orthodox groups. By far, the most frequent questions I have to answer … Read More

Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, New York

This Sunday (March, 2nd), at Fr Christopher Calin’s invitation, I shall visit the OCA Orthodox Cathedral in New York (East Village, Manhattan). I shall deliver the Sunday sermon and make a presentation of the monastery after the Divine Liturgy. Thank God that … Read More

St Anthony Monastery, Arizona

It’s been a while since I posted something and I apologise for that. The following months are vital for our monastery and that means I can hardly balance all the things that need to be done. The most important thing … Read More

Phoenix Retreat

All I can say is that it has been a wonderful experience! The first wonderful thing about it is that I’ve survived, I’m still alive to tell the story. The truth is that a Clergy Retreat is (can be) in … Read More