The above warning was given to me when I first met Orthodoxy in 1986. Today [2009] it is even more perilous, even more difficult to find the Royal Path. For one thing there is a far greater abundance of misinformation. And many materials are missing, and other materials are being rapidly rewritten. For another thing there are fewer than ever guides remaining on the Royal Path, especially who speak English. Hopefully this website will be a place where Newcomers to the Faith can keep at least one foot on solid ground, while they are "exploring."

blog owner: Joanna Higginbotham


jurisdiction: ROCA under Vladyka Agafangel

who did not submit to the RocorMP union in 2007


02 July 2014

Life of St. Andrew Fool for Christ

Life of St. Andrew Fool for Christ

The Feast of the Protection
Commemorated October 28th.

During the 10th century at the Blachernae church in Constantinople (Istanbul) where several pieces of her her robe, veil, and part of her belt were kept, the Theotokos miraculously appeared.  On October 1 at four in the morning, St. Andrew the Blessed Fool-for-Christ  saw the dome of the church open and the Virgin Mary enter, moving in the air above him, glowing and surrounded by angels and saints.  She knelt and prayed with tears for all faithful Christians in the world. 

St Andrew turned to his disciple, St. Epiphanius, who was standing near him, and asked, "Do you see, brother, the Holy Theotokos, praying for all the world?"  Epiphanius answered, "Yes, Holy Father, I see it and am amazed!"

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