Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The most important thing is to preserve love. Don’t fall into animosity; don’t fall into disputes. The enemy hates harmony. Discord is one of his most ancient wiles. Therefore, I wish that you had brotherhood and unity. Restrain yourself; forgive one another.
Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov
On 20 February, in the 98th year of life, Fr Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov departed this life. Today, 21 February, his body will lie in state at the St Sergei-Troitsa Lavra in Sergeyev Posad. He was one of the greatest elders of our time. Always remember that their numbers are few… and that we have none here in the USA. Kirill Dmitryevich was the elder to three patriarchs and people called him the “all-Russian Confessor”
The memory of the righteous will be eternal
Вечная ему память
I have good news to report. Nicky’s brother Gregory (who’s a deacon at the famous St John the Baptist parish in Mayfield PA) told us that Constantine is now out of hospital and is recovering at home. He’s not completely well yet and still needs your prayers… we’re Christians; that’s what we do.
Remember, to pray for those “of the house” isn’t only a duty, it’s a positive good, not only for those we pray for but for us, too.
Your yoke is easy and your burthen is light
Monday, 20 February 2017
On Sunday, in Ohio, Nicky’s younger brother Constantine was in an auto accident. He was alone in the car, so no one else got hurt (his wife and child were in another vehicle). The injuries aren’t life-threatening, but he injured his back. It’s time to pray for one of our own… we’re Christians; that’s what we do.
I was sick and you visited me…