Photos from the second week at our learning centerMore
Students presented materials about the Russian Influence in the US. They discussed the Orthodox Church and Benevolence, Science, Arts and Music.
Students from different classes prepared intensively for the event. They presented video and audio materials, told stories about Russians and their contributions. It was an interesting event where you could learn new facts and become closer to our school family.More
It was a beautiful day. The weather was still warm and the first grade was walking outside on the 5th period. Kids were playing chu-chu-train and collecting fallen leaves.More
Father Ignatiy Krutkov created a beautiful video about the school opening. We would like to share it with the school community. Take a minute to watch it.More
In 1879 Lev Tolstoy, being at the height of his literary recognition and personal prosperity experienced an emotional crisis which turned his life inside out. He described this crisis in the book Confession. All his previous life appeared to him as erroneous, bringing any person and all mankind to an impasse. From that time on he tried to look for new paths and devoted the last 30 years of his life to this search.
His main companion in this search was Vladimir Grigorievich Chertkov, acquaintance with whom had begun in 1883. Their emotional bond and mutual understanding developed into a close long-term friendship. They not only wrote each other the most detailed letters, but also gave their diaries to one another to read and enthusiastically commented on them.More
By Tatiana Alekseevna Rodzianko Translation by Grisha Moss
Monasteries are places where pious, deeply believing Christians left to devote themselves and their lives, to the service of God and people. Such a complete giving of one’s life to God is the fulfillment of the commandment of God according to the direction of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of Matthew there is a place where the disciples asked Him which commandment is most in the Law, He answered: "... You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second one, just like the first: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The entire law and prophets were established based on these two commandments.” This commandment was performed by monks and nuns, leaving the secular world for monasteries.
All our numerous Orthodox monasteries were created by people in the fulfillment of this commandment. But each of them had their own special reasons, prompting them to create monasteries, and sometimes special cathedrals. Today we will only talk about monasteries, which are very numerous all over the world.More
Magpies, Larks - the day of the national calendar of the Slavs, falling on March 9 (March 22). Memorial Day of the Forty Sebaste Martyrs. The name of the day comes from the Forty Sebaste martyrs. According to the folk calendar, on this day the winter ends - spring begins, the day with the night is measured -equals.
Larks (waders, turtles) were also called cookies in the form of birds or sun baked for the holiday.More
Now that the first emotions have subsided, it is appropriate to recall how three wonderful February days passed, surprisingly warm in all respects. This year 35 people took part in the Congress (a record number of participants today), including guys from Russia and Argentina. Every day of the Congress began and ended with a prayer. Our congress was honored by guests from Russia: the Archbishop of St. Petersburg and North-Russian Sofroniy (Musiyenko) and the clergyman of the St. Petersburg diocese, Hieromonk Ignaty (Krutkov), who prepared wonderful and interesting conversations with the youth. In addition to the guests, Archpriest Nikita (Grigoryev), Priest Victor (Zavodov), Hierodeacon Pavel (Lipin) and Nikolai Budzilovich spoke with reports. Also, in separate groups of boys and girls, "frank conversations" with Priest Dimitri and Mother Alexandra Dobronravov were held.More