HAVE FAITH – ORTHODOXY
Orthodox Liturgy from the North Pole to the South
JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY
For the past several years, the liturgy has been offered at an Orthodox church situated at a Russian polar research station in Antarctica. Now, the first liturgy has been served at the North Pole. Mayor Vladislav Skvortsov of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski was baptised at the service, and Deacon Roman Nikitin of the Missionary Department of the Diocese of Kamchatka, a young man who preaches both to the people in the local region and to a vast audience on the internet, was ordained to the priesthood in the course of this liturgy.
The hierarchical liturgy was served by His Eminence Ignaty Pologrudov of Petropavlovsk and Kamchatka. Do recall that recently he served liturgy for the crew of a submarine that was underway submerged in Arctic waters.
In addition to all this, Vladyki Ignaty became the first bishop in Russia to launch his own personal blog on the internet after a proposal was aired on the Interfax-Religion website that Orthodox believers and clergy should open blogs on the Live Journal site.
The Divine Liturgy celebrated at the North Pole was a victory for our Faith, it was a new Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, and it was an illuminating example of the universality of our Orthodox faith. This shows abundantly that the Orthodox Church is the spiritual fountainhead of the Russian people. The liturgy at the North Pole was made possible by the new symphonia between the Church and the State, which resulted in closely co-ordinated efforts by the hierarchy and government. The flight to the Pole was on board one of the aircraft of the Border Forces of the Federal Security Service (FSB). This cooperation was the good fruit of the missionary efforts of the Church to Continue reading “Orthodox Liturgy from the North Pole to the South”