Bishop Basil Rodzianko
The Feast of the Entrance! The Entrance is a special day for Russia.
The Monastery of the Entrance and the Optina Elders went down in history like none other in the collective service of eldership.
Eldership means the guidance of people to salvation. This is no coincidence, for what is the Entrance? The Entrance is the entry of the Most Holy Theotokos. At the age of three she was led into the Temple – this was of very great significance – so that she might prepare...