Dormition with the Studites

Tuesday of this week (August 15/28) was the great feast of Dormition here in Ukraine. I celebrated the feast at Holy Dormition Lavra, since it is their patronal feast. A brief word about Univ Lavra and the Studite monks who live there. A "lavra" is a type of monastery, essentially meaning that it is the … Continue reading Dormition with the Studites


Home for the Holy Days

Today is August 6th, so we celebrate the great feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Since you are likely now confused, allow me to briefly explain. I am currently in Ukraine where the Julian Calendar is used to calculate feast days and all things liturgical. There is a 13-day difference between the two calendars. … Continue reading Home for the Holy Days