Art and Faith

Friday, 14 March 2008

Grisha and Sasha… two of a kind, one in heart, one in soul!

Filed under: contemporary,Cossack,domestic,human study,portrait,Russian — 01varvara @ 00.00

The Cossack on the right is my cyber-friend Sasha Ressetar, gentleman, balalaika maestro, and general good fellow, whom you can thank for the lovely Lenten photos. This has been such an addition to my site; it is an illustration of the Russian word sobornost in action. It is often translated “conciliarity”, but it means so much MORE than that. It is what happens when people join efforts together; labouring as one, instead of working at cross-purposes, and the total is so much more than the sum of the parts.

With such men in our church, I have no misgivings about the future. We shall do well enough, thank you very much, and we shall pass on our proud traditions to yet another generation.

Do remember Sasha’s mom Matushka Theodora in your prayers, she is in pain from an illness.


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