I captured this image earlier today after we had Liturgy, commemorating St Macrina, the brilliant and noble eldee sister of Sts Basil the Great and Gregory the Theologian, and the uncovering of the relics of St Seraphim of Sarov.
This beautiful photograph of the venerable Bishop Basil (Rodzianko) of blessed memory (1915-1999) adorns the Holy Archangels studio chapel here in Washington where Bishop Basil lived and worked, continuing his radio broadcasting ministry to the Russian people during the waning years of the Soviet Union.
His was one of the most influential voices in bringing about the organic rebirth and revitalization of Orthodox life in the newly freed states of the former USSR. He is someone whose prayerful intercession I have personally experienced. He was my godmother’s spiritual father.