American FAQ
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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
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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
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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
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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

Travel panic: the plan
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My American fundraising ‘tour’ is less than two weeks away and I’m already in a state of panic. The frustrating thing is that there is absolutely no reason for me to be afraid: I’ve been to the States several times … Read More

THANK YOU & A Happy New Year!
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To all of you who have helped me throughout this past year: this post is my small way to acknowledge your support and say THANK YOU. Whether you’ve helped Kilninian financially, or through your advice, professional skill or your kindness, please … Read More

Visit: Fr Christopher Wallace
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We’ve had a lovely visit from Fr Christopher Wallace & here are some photos. Fr Christopher and I celebrated, while Fr Marcel Oprisan (from Glasgow) did the singing. We even had an ‘international’ gathering: Jean, a good friend of mine … Read More

Good news
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Well, we finally have an answer from the insurer and, thank God!, they have accepted to make the repairs. The church looks pretty bad right now, although we invested all the money we had to make some basic, emergency repairs. … Read More