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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.
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.
- A new photo gallery with many new photographs
- Several sermons
are posted (5 total).
- Several of Bishop Basil's sermons
have been posted.
THE CURRENT MOMENT
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.
TO ALL WHO KNEW VLADYKO
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].