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In Special Need of Grace

By: Connie Weaver | January 30

I am acquainted with a man who is an Orthodox Christian priest in Russia. He has an interesting story about how he came to be a priest, and maybe I will tell you that story, sometime. But as I write this, I am thinking about something he said about our souls. Father Vladimir lives and serves in a small village about an hour and a half outside Moscow. Like many Russian villages, this one was devastated during the days of Stalin and the ensuing Soviet era. Upheaval occurred in all aspects of life; economic, social and religious. The crosses and cupolas were pulled down from the top of the villag ...more