100th Anniversary of the Royal Martyrs’ Deed100
Exaltation Of The Holy Cross
A trip to Jordanville, NY, October 01- 02. 2018
«My heart’s in the Highlands»
We have been visiting the
monastery since 1998. The way goes through Appalachian Mountains.
If driving at the maximum
allowed speed and accompanied by a nice weather, it may takes 7 or 8 hours
to get there. But the weather could change anytime. Severe
snow storms, freezing rains, high winds,
fogs and gales, accidents and wild animals may arise on your way
The Holy Trinity
Church Outside of Russia
we go! The Memorial place at Jordanville Monastery.
The peculiarities of the trip were still green mountain tops (and this in
and strong fragrance of roses.
We’ve brought two like
this rose’s bushes.
Beckoning with bright,
cheery lavender blooms and a crisp citrus fragrance, «Angel Face» is a type of
At the entrance to the New
Cemetery Chapel there are two memorial plaques displayed: first, in the Honor
the White Russian Army (oppositive to
Lenin & Stalin’s Red Army) and, second, in the Memory of the Royal Family.
And this bouquet is in loving memory of Jose and his
beloved mother Marie Cortes-Fernandez.
We are grateful to monk Vladimir for placing the flower
With a prayer we do
warship the Cross of our Martyr Jose Cortes.
As always we convey all
gratitude and love from Brothers and Sisters.
And we ask for
We light candles to
signify our prayers for Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and Armyansk.
Candles for the health of
all living, all of our children and all of those who truly loves
May our children grow in the of Holy Spirit
to become saint men and saint women
of course for those who left us.
note the White Crosses in the distance, they follow
all the way to a horizon!
at the New Cemetery and the Old across the road, the entire White Army and the
White Church found the eternal peace.
We always bless our
spiritual treasures at the Martyr Cross.
The priceless gift to
the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Martyrs’ Deed –
Saint Helena, the Queen
of Constantinople, Equal to Apostles icon.
Oh, Holy Cross, adorn
by Thee exalt us to
the Light !
JC, JOSE CORTES
the faithful guardian of the Iveron
Miracle. His Biography in Russian
The ray of light
transforms his stare bringing it to life (his portrait at our home in
Exaltation of the Lord’s Jesus Holy Cross.
photo 28. 09. 2018. MD.
We paid our respects to
The White Crosses still faithful to the Tsar and Motherland. We blessed our
icons and have visited the last resting places of our beloved friends and
teachers. And we have wished a warm, beautiful Easter to Jose coming October
31st. It has been 21 years since his Holy sacrifice. We also have visited Levushka whom we found in good health, thanks to God!. Of course there is a never time without a small miracle
taking place: our lighted candles have bravely and stayed lit under the rainy
sky! Our prayers have been fluted and sang by starlings and cranes and the
grace on this quiet evening was simply amazing! So we hope that you dear readers, will feel it too…
SO LONG, JORDANVILLE !
Hello, Life at last!
Come and visit Jose’s
memorial on the days of his ultimate Glory and Sacrifice during October 30 and
Coincidentally, those are
the days of memory of TSAR Alexander the 3rd, The Peacemaker.
124 years since him departure
And the Great mother
Jose’s Spiritual Mother
154 years of Birth.
Come pay the tribute to the Glory of those whose sacrifices we hold
and whose deeds made Russia prosper and protect our world !
A glorifying Holy
Cross march in Jordanville’s Monastery