Joy of All Who Sorrow

Lives of the Saints: Short History of the Feast of All Saints of Russia together with a Life of St Luke of Simferopol

Given the current nationalist sensitivities this designation could be seen as controversial. The location of the Baptism of Rus in AD988, at the instigation of Prince Vladimir, was Kiev.  Ancient Rus was the common ancestor of three nations, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. In Vespers we find the following: Rejoice, O right-believing Prince Vladimir most rich! … Read more