20 February 2014

On the 17th of February, I was officially chrismated into the Russian Orthodox Church by Fr. Sergey (Voronin) at the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos in Beijing. Praise and thanksgiving to Our Lord, God and Saviour; to the All-Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary; and to Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew for guiding me this far! And thank you to all of the people who have helped, encouraged and debated with me on this road I’ve only just started walking, especially Fr. Isaac, Fr. Valery and of course Fr. Sergey. I feel humbled and grateful to have been given this blessing; I hope that by God’s grace and by the cooperation of my unworthy will I may keep it with gratitude and right glory.

Thanks again, everyone.


  1. Hooray and thank God. Now please encourage that nice Mr Lindsay in a similar direction. Also, thanks very much indeed fro you blog. As a labour-supporting, Tory, Monarchist, Orthodox Englishman it obviously irritates me tremendously to have some jumped-up colonial explaining my own ideas to me, but I suppose that is good for my humility. Please keep up the good work

  2. Hi Matthew! Christ in Our Minds!

    Many thanks, and indeed I shall! I may indeed be a jumped-up colonial, but I do hope that I don't disappoint!

    All the best,