Tag: John of Kronstadt


Protopresbyter Pontius Rupyshev – a spiritual light from Vilnius


I serve in Vilnius Cathedral of the Dormition which is the historical cathedral of the Orthodox Church in Lithuania. Today it functions as a simple parish, our metropolitan lives and mostly serves the Divine Liturgy in the monastery of the Holy Spirit. It was so already in the 19th century...

W.J. Birkbeck on St. John of Kronstadt


W.J. Birkbeck was a living bridge between Orthodoxy and Anglicanism at the turn of the last century. An Englishman, he fell in love with Russia and spent huge amounts of time there, developing contacts with pretty much every major figure in the Russian Orthodox Church. He visited monasteries and village...

Isabel Hapgood on St. John of Kronstadt


A couple of weeks ago, we reprinted St. Alexander Hotovitzky's 1904 account of his meeting with St. John of Kronstadt. Nearly a decade earlier, the famous translator Isabel Hapgood wrote her own profile of St. John -- then known as Fr. John Sergieff, pastor of St. Andrew's Church in Kronstadt. The...

St. Alexander Hotovitzky on St. John of Kronstadt


  St. Alexander Hotovitzky was the rector of St. Nicholas Church (and then Cathedral) in New York City from his ordination in 1896 until his return to Russia in 1914. For almost all of that time, he was the highest-ranking priest in the Russian Mission. Of course, he was dean...