Girl Would Rather Die than Deny Faith

I found this story on a Serbian site this evening and after a google search came to this English translation posted here. Is it a true story? Russian Girl Refuses to Deny Faith Alina Milan (Elena by baptism) died on the 14th of March, 2011 [in Israel]. Alina was a fifth year student at MoscowContinue reading “Girl Would Rather Die than Deny Faith”

Going to church for the wrong reasons

As I continue my Bible readings during Lent (week four is already upon us!) I come to the four books of Kingdoms and the account of the birth of Samuel. This narrative brought me to one of my favorite of Fr. Patrick Reardon’s Pastoral Ponderings which I found here. 1 Kingdoms 1:1-28: It would beContinue reading “Going to church for the wrong reasons”

To Russia, with love

H/T: Theology and Society (here) More photos and video here Top Award of Serbian Orthodox Church for Putin; Presented to Russian PM by Patriarch Irinej of SPC His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of Serbia, handed Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, on the evening of March 23, 2011 in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on VracharContinue reading “To Russia, with love”