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Bishop Basil dedicated all of his life to the Lord...


Welcome to the website dedicated to Bishop Basil (Rodzianko ), Vladyko Basil.

"When Christ promised his disciples that the Spirit of God, His Holy Spirit, would descend upon them, He called Him the Comforter. To be in the Spirit promised by Christ is to be comforted, consoled. One need not fear any kind of sorrow or surrounding evil or inner affliction when there is such consolation. But in order to come to this consolation, it is necessary to understand in the depth of one's soul that any sorrow, any suffering, any affliction is a consequence of sin - either one's own or another's. And if you accept everything as your own sin, if you identify yourself with the whole of sinful humanity and understand the fall and that you deprived yourself of Paradise, the Kingdom of Heaven - first of all, you yourself - then tears of repentance will flow at once and with them, all encompassing consolation. Such a person (who has come to such repentance) becomes meek, filled with an inner calm, silence and peace. Only in such a condition is it possible to subdue surrounding evil, win people over and win over the world. 'Acquire the spirit of peace and thousands around you will be saved' said St. Seraphim of Sarov."     -Bishop Basil.


09.11.09 - English translation of the Life of Bishop Basil is posted.
08.11.09 - A new photo gallery with many new photographs are posted.
12.03.06 - Several sermons are posted (5 total).
9.17.06 - A talk posted: "Holiness".
08.04.06 - A book excerpt posted: "Modern Cosmology and Ancient Theology" from the book by Bishop Basil, called "The Theory of the Big Bang and the Faith of the Holy Fathers".
12.11.05 - A text "On the Jesus Prayer" has been posted.
11.30.05 - Several of Bishop Basil's sermons have been posted.


The page currently is being developed. We hope that soon, we will be able to present a more complete site for our dear visitors, one where one can find, among other things: sermons by Bishop Basil in textual and audio format; a photo album about the life of Vladyko; remembrances of those who knew Vladyko; and much more.

It is also planned in the near future to start a guestbook, to put on the site sermons in Windows Media Player format, a search option for the site, a subscription to site news, and so on. You may also wish to bookmark this site by pressing CTRL+D.

There is also a functioning Russian version of the site.


The developers of the page about Bishop Basil are looking for people who personally knew Vladyko and who, possibly, might have materials, photographs, personal memories about the life of Bishop Basil. We would be very glad if you would respond and send us for publication your materials. We ask that you write to us at [email protected].


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