13 Sermons In The Frost

Sermons In The Frost

Posted on April 3, 2013 by kulichik

The Eastern Orthodox Church, the second largest Christian Church in the world, will celebrate Easter in May. But before that there are days of long fasting. Today we’ll look at the life of Russian priests who came to the northern Russian town of Tiksi as missionaries to sermonize, conduct Mass and hasten the construction of a new church.

Tiksi is a small town and seaport in the north of Russia. It faces the Laptev Sea. A Polar station and an observatory are located nearby. Navigation is possible for 3 months. It is very cold here in winters and not hot in summer (8 degrees Celsius). Frosts can be here 12 months a year.

It is time to get up.

An icon.

There used to be a small church right in the flat. That time the bell was used.

It is almost 8 a.m. It is time to light up a furnace as the common prayer will start soon. It is still dark in the street and the moon is bright.

The firewood is in the furnace.

Now there is some time to get ready for giving service and check the mail and weather forecast. It is -37 degrees Celsius or -34.6 °F.

By 9 a.m. the sun is shining right in the window.


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13 Responses to “Sermons In The Frost”

  1. marian says:

    @Besim Bektas : that simple. On northern areas people need to stay fat – because of the frost/harsh winter time.
    You could also answer yourselfs why polar bears or penguins are fat. It’s moreless the same

    What I’m really interested is why people in southern countries are fat:)

  2. RA says:


    • Alexsander says:

      Pravoslavie. The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially called the Orthodox Catholic Church and also referred to as the Orthodox Church

  3. Unknown says:

    Nice town.

  4. belzebub says:

    yeah.. I wouldn’t recomend for youth to have a bear either.. they’re nice an cuddly when they young but when they grow up, they drink up all your beer, eat your family and crap on your bed..

  5. anti-toad says:

    There is no god.

  6. George says:

    It doesn’t matter if there is no God or if there is, religion can give good guidlines on how to conduct yourself. Rather than being some neihlist asshole.

  7. AraZahra says:

    guy with bread and oil is kinda cute

  8. Ian says:

    Wow this place is so remote I can’t find it on Google Maps.

  9. golda says:

    Awesome..Thanks for posting.

  10. aldebaran says:

    Is this place close to where they dropped the Tzar Bomba in the 1960s?

  11. aldebaran says:

    That salty fish looks horrible, but… one is not allowed to eat fish during Lent in the East Orthodox faith, at least not in the Greek style orthodoxy. It’s interesting there are soldiers even in a small and remote place like this…
    And much like in the rural USofA, many people wear camouflage gear.

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