Thursday, December 21, 2017

In the Mouth of the Lightless Night

I love the night,
I'm a candle
always burning
and never ending.

The night is my day
my love is a dream,
this fire can not
last for long time.

Longing for peace,
dreaming about
strange things
like love, like her.

She didn't allow
me to follow her,
she wasn't there
when I lost myself.

Time is a wasteland
(I know) and when
she is ready
I will be gone.


(On the day of Winter Solstice, 21 December 2017)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lovely Gifts from Nika

The porcelain icon of the Romanov Family. The family was canonized in 2000 by the Russian
Orthodox Church. So they are royal saints and martyrs of the Church.

This year has been difficult for me. I have faced many troubles and hardships in my life. Briefly, I've been like in the Wilderness tempted by the Devil... But I still believe in God, and I think that one day I will understand the meaning of this all. And thank God, I have one good intercessor who is always praying for me: my good Russian angel Nika!

About two weeks ago, she delighted me by sending parcel full of lovely little gifts (see the pictures). Especially I love the porcelain icon of the Romanov Family and Yuri Gagarin postcards. Wow! Thank you very much, Nikushka. Once again, you really made my day. You are Heaven's gift to me – an angel sent by God. You are always in my heart and in my prayers. Большое спасибо, мой ангел! ^^

It's like the Bible says: "Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him" (Luke 22:43), and: "It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters" (Matthew 10:25). It means, the same is happening to us...


Yuri Gagarin postcards – collectors treasure!

Lovely souvenirs from Moscow.

Russian Slavianka chocolate. Slavianka means "Slavic woman". Very tasty! ^^

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Parcel from my Russian Angel

A Gzhel porcelain icon called «Неупиваемая Чаша» (in English: "The Inexhaustible Cup").
This is Nika's gift to our little chapel. This icon type is rare in Finland and hard to find here.

Hello, my friends! Sorry for the long silence again. For the past couple of months, I've been busy, or just too tired or lazy when it comes to writing my blog... I've been very active in our local Orthodox Christian community. It takes most of my free time. I'm a chairman of The Support Association of the Seinäjoki Orthodox Chapel. Besides, I'm the editor of our Facebook site (please click here to see it), which means that all those updates are written by me. The site is available only in Finnish, but you can use the Google translator. :) Our little chapel is one year old now.

One week ago, I received a big parcel from my dear Russian angel Nika. The parcel was full of many lovely gifts, souvenirs and decorative items: a Gzhel porcelain icon called «Неупиваемая Чаша» (in English: "The Inexhaustible Cup"), a lot of Yuri Gagarin collectors stuff (Nika knows I'm a fan of Gagarin!), four bars of chocolate, a lollipops, a refrigerator magnets, Snegurochka (in English: The Snow Maiden) and some other Christmas stuff. Wow! Thank you very much, my angel! Once again, you made my day! I thank God for you. Большое спасибо, мой ангел! Я люблю тебя! (^—^)

Happy Spring to everyone! God bless you all, my friends!


 A lot of Yuri Gagarin stuff: notebooks, pin, badge, coin, stamps, refrigerator magnets,
and Gagarin figure. Cool!

 Moscow mug and angels from my Muscovite angel! ^^

 So many lovely souvenirs from Russia!

 Chocolate, lollipop and cake. Yummy!