I’ll wait for you; outside the window, in rain and in snow.
You looked at me
You searched for me everywhere.
I used to run, keeping you always in view.
Now, you’re not there.
For some reason, you’re not there.
I just want you to gaze at me.
Outside the window, in rain and in snow,
it was time to sleep, but I couldn’t sleep.
Always the same yard, always the same laugh,
and I miss you a little bit.
I’m going out,
beyond my familiar haunts.
With Natasha at the cinema, I don’t hurry; I’m not with you.
But the windows of your quiet home
send your greetings
like the old guys still clicking their dominoes.
I go over and over
in the darkened courtyard.
You said you’d come, even though it’s night.
This evening to me
Is nothing but a grain of sand.
I’ll wait for you, only you, even if it’s forever.
I’m in plain type; my interlocutor is in italics
What about Fr Foty? Would you want him in your choir? He did an impromptu duet with A B Gradsky (one of the judges) at his audition!
He’s amazing and so unassuming. You can even hear it in his voice.
Would you call him a “Monastic Innocent” (I do mean that in all sincerity)? Did you see where G V Leps gave him a list of people to pray for? That wouldn’t happen here!
I guess that you could say that. What he’s doing is truly beautiful, and I (like Dostoevsky) believe that beauty will save the world. Through all this exposure and social media, Fr Foty is doing more good than he could probably imagine.
Would you say that he embodies the revival in the Motherland?
He’s definitely evidence of that.
I think that we’ve had a quiet revival here. Compared to 1980, the Russian Orthodox elements are closer than ever… I believe that we’re on the verge of great things. I’ve lived through the dry years… I know…
It’s definitely an exciting time. I just pray that nothing gets in the way of the revival, be it external forces or internal snakes like the EP.
I hope to live to see a united Russian Orthodox Church here in the diaspora before my earthly death. I pray for that…
I think a lot of people dream and pray for that. I mean, who wouldn’t want that (we all know who, though)?!?
It’s time for the OCA, the ROCOR, and the MP/USA (and MP/Canada) to stop the foolishness. It’s time to form three united metropolias in the North American diaspora… one for Alaska, one for Canada, and one for the rest of the USA. They would function under the legal charter of the ROCOR… but that’d only be a legal formality. To speak frankly, all-Orthodox Unity here is a chimera; it’s not realistic, not at the present, at least. However, we can grasp all-Russian Orthodox Unity… the Serbs did it… the Arabs did it… we can do it, too. Everything comes in its good and proper time. Now is the time to fix up our own house before we go trying to repair someone else’s. I think that all decent and honourable people of good-sense and good will can understand that. I DO want to see Russian Orthodox Unity here before my earthly death… and I DO pray for that mercy…
click here for a VK vid of Fr Foty singing The Circle of Life from The Lion King (no lie) (you can’t embed VK vids on WordPress)
A while back, I had a piece on Fr Foty Mochalov, who was a contestant on the Russian TV show Голос (Golos: The Voice). I googled him to see if he had other things out… and he did. ENJOY!