Lives of Saints

St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Lantern of Grace

Below we publish an excerpt from the expanded second English-language edition of Lantern of Grace, by the newly-reposed Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov. Part II, titled "Vladyka's Children," recounts personal re... Read More...
Nicholas II in a window of the Imperial train

A Dossier of Betrayal

A personal reflection on the multiple layers of treason -- from the army's commanding officers to politicians and even the aristocracy -- which led to the forced abdication of Tsar Nicholas II from the throne in 1917.
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Tatiana on a carriage ride in the Alexander Park. Spring 1917.

The Empress’s Nameday

April 23rd marks the feast day of St George the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer and of St Alexandra the Martyr Empress (III c.). From the time of her reception into the Orthodox Church, the Empress Alexandra too... Read More...