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BBC: Metropolitan Anthony Bloom – Such People We Have Never Seen

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh

In the following article and interview we meet a living example of purity in spiritual authority. Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh is the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain, a church that sees itself as proceeding in an unbroken lineage from the earliest days of Christianity. Having split from the Western church in 1054, Eastern Orthodoxy today has ... Read More »

On the Prayer Before Communion

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh

By Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Every time we come to Communion we say to the Lord that we come to Him Who is the Saviour of sinners, but we also state that we consider ourselves as the greatest of all. How much truth is there in such a statement when we make it? Or how can we make such a ... Read More »

Approaching the Holy Chalice


By Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh Every time we approach the holy chalice to receive Communion to the Body and Blood of Christ we say a prayer that contains words that must become true on our lips, otherwise they are a lie before God. We say to God that we are the worst sinner, we are the chief sinner that ... Read More »

Commentary: On the Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac

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Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh After the death of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, cassettes were found among his things, with talks on selected parts of the Gospel of St. Mark. We present to your attention one such talk, dedicated to the healing of the Gadarene demoniac. This translation of the Russian text is published with the kind permission of the Nicaea ... Read More »


Epitaphion (burial shroud) of the Mother of God

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Today we celebrate the day of the Dormition, the repose of the Most Holy Virgin Mother of God. This is our patronal feast, but it is also the patronal feast of the whole Russian Church from ancient times. How can we celebrate the Dormition? ... Read More »