The First Meeting: A Small and Spirit-Led Start

Desert Fathers Dispatch

It should be remembered that Rome was not built in a day.  So, with a forecast for rain all day, there probably weren’t going to be many attendees to the first meeting of the Virginia Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black.  But, the six Orthodox believers that came together today had a good sense of optimism, love for Christ, and a vision for sharing the ancient faith with African-Americans and others who are unfamiliar with the rich legacy and spirituality of the Church.

First meeting attendees (l to r):  Sarah Motley, John Gresham, Fr. Robert Holet, Dcn Nektarios Kanney, Basil Carter First meeting attendees (l to r): Sarah Motley, John Gresham, Fr. Robert Holet, Dcn Nektarios Kanney, Basil Carter, Susan Fury

We began with prayer from our host Fr. Robert Holet of St. Nicholas Ukrainian and John Gresham gave the message of blessing from the founder of the Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black, Fr. Moses Berry.  Being a small group, we had plenty of…

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I am a Priest with ROCOR and serve as Rector at St. Joseph of Optina Parish in Virginia Beach, VA
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