After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY


Orthodox cats

Adam's first companions were the animals, before God created Eve.

"Self-renunciation means caring for others, if only of animals, but not of oneself"
~ Blessed Metr. Anthony

4 minutes
Excerpt from Part 3 of a series on Mt. Athos


John Peter Presson, Protopsaltis said...

Who is holding the lovely Himalayan in the B/W?

Joanna said...

Eugene Rose (the future Fr. Seraphim). Fr. Seraphim also had pet cats at Platina. At least one of them slept on his desk while he worked.

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