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


09 October 2015

Photo of Fr. Seraphim praying

from Fr. Lawrence's collection

Fr. Lawrence was a bit over-zealous in his admiration of Fr. Seraphim.   Although it is possible, it is not likely that Fr. Seraphim is "beholding and apprehending heaven" in this photo.  

I read his face more down-to-earth, as if he could be praying intently to God asking Him to forgive him and his brothers, to show him how become a better servant, to cause his heart to love as He loves, to help and heal certain brothers in distress and to enlighten their blindnesses...etc.   All the while realizing how helpless and hopeless we are without Him, thanking Him, loving Him, etc., with all these feelings and more wrapped up into a simple, "Lord, have mercy."  For most of us this is all the Lord asks of us: heartfelt sincere attentive prayer.

more of Fr. Lawrence's collection here:
Fr. Lawrence Photo Gallery
try this links to reach photos:
Here is the link to photos related to Fr. Seraphim

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