Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

On Rejoicing in the Desert

From my whole heart, I wish for you all to spend these all-joyous days in good health and cheerful disposition, perceiving the victorious power of God and the illumination of the Light of His Resurrection on the Third Day, so that in the future, when it seems to us that “Hades doth reign,” we might remember that its reign over us is “not forever,” as we read in the canon of Great Saturday, and that we might find in that the strength to overcome any trials in this life!
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...