Art and Faith

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Pavel Ryzhenko. The Ipatiev House. The Morning After: From the Triptych “Imperial Golgotha”. 2004

The Ipatiev House: The Morning After (From the Triptych “Imperial Golgotha”)

Pavel Ryzhenko



The Ipatiev House was the site of the execution of the Royal Martyrs on 4/17 July 1918. Need I say more?


Saturday, 27 March 2010

Filipp Moskvitin. A Portrait of Grand Princess St Yelizaveta Fyodrovna the New Martyr. 2006

A Portrait of Grand Princess St Yelzaveta Fyodrovna the New Martyr

Filipp Moskvitin


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Unknown Artist. Royal Martyr Tsar St Nikolai Aleksandrovich the Passionbearer. undated (2000s?)

Royal Martyr Tsar St Nikolai Aleksandrovich the Passionbearer

Unknown artist

undated (2000s?)



There is an infallible test that shows you the true standing of this or that Orthodox institution or person. Those who honour the Tsar Martyr openly and venerate him are true Orthodox Christians. Those who denigrate or minimise him, those who slander him or call him dysfunctional, and those who pass over his podvig in silence are not Orthodox Christians at all. Reflect well on the fact that Aleksandr Schmemann denigrated the Tsar Martyr, as did (and does SVS). They DO love Rowan Williams, the official Episcopal Church , and Robert Taft! A word to the wise, eh…


Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Revival in Bricks and Mortar…

I translated a piece about St Hilarion Troitsky the New Martyr on VFR, and these illustrations of modern Russian churches came to mind. There are many new churches throughout Russia… some dedicated to new saints, some to the old standbys. So, here’s a representative selection. The revival shall not be televised… the revival shall be LIVE.


Church on Spilt Blood in Honour of All the Saints Resplendent in All the Russian Lands (Khram-na-Krovi vo imya Vsyekh Svyatykh v zemle Rossiskoi prosyiyavshikh: Храм-на-Крови во имя Всех святых, в земле Российской просиявших)

Yekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk Oblast. Urals Federal District) RF


Cathedral of St Sergei of Radonezh

Yugorsk (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Urals Federal District) RF


Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia

Alapaevsk (Sverdlovsk Oblast. Urals Federal District) RF


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Oblast. Northwestern Federal District) RF


A church in Carpatho-Russia

Mukačevo (Zakarpatia Oblast) (currently under Ukrainian occupation)

Pray for the beleaguered Orthodox believers of Carpatho-Russia as the Uniates and Galician nationalists persecute them. Pray for their leader, Fr Dmitri Sidor, who has been beaten by the CIA-trained goons of Yushchenko.


St John of Kronshtadt Church

St Petersburg (Federal City of St Petersburg. Northwestern Federal District) RF


GULag Memorial Chapel

Komi Republic (Northwestern Federal District) RF


Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

It’s the largest single church in Orthodoxy… it’s the Mother Church of all Russian Orthodox Christians… blown up in 1931, replaced by a swimming pool, it was rebuilt in the 90s. A fitting ending to this montage, no?


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