MOSCOW — On a recently available snowy Sunday, the 17th-century Dormition Church ended up being drawing night Mass to a detailed. The ethereal chants which had for just two hours entranced a standing congregation still echoed from the intricately painted walls as Father Aleksy Gomonov retreated into the sacristy to remove their vestments.
But his sizeable, surprisingly young flock remained. The crowd began to mingle as tables were brought in and arranged in neat rows among the ancient icons and golden candelabra. Down came the winter that is thick, and away arrived the smart phones. Continue reading “Within The Immaculate Realm Of Russian Orthodox Dating”