March 8, 2010
Artemy Vladimirov visited All Saints of North America Church
Friday, March 5, Archpriest Artemy Vladimirov and Hiermonk Alexander (Frizzell;
resident of Holy Cross Monastery) arrived in the town of Middlebrook,
VA, where the honored guest was greeted by the parishioners of All
Saints of North America Church, and a bountiful dinner was
prepared for all in the parish hall.
Also visiting the parish was Fr. Michael Furry (rector of St.
Innocent of Alaska Mission in Roanoke, VA – Bulgarian Archdiocese).
Upon completion of the luncheon, Fr. Artemy led a spiritual discussion
on life in his parish and on the importance of going to confession and
Holy Communion often. After the discussion, a tour was given of the
parish and the diocesan library, after which parishioners played some
traditional American spiritual music for their guest on the guitar,
mandolin, and piano.
following morning, Fr. Artemy and Fr. Alexander left for West
Virginia, for Holy Cross Monastery. On the way to the monastery, the
travelers enjoyed the picturesque scenery of the Appalachian
Mountains. At the monastery, Fr. Artemy was greeted by the abbot, His
Grace, Bishop George of Mayfield. A tour was then given of the
Media Office of the Eastern American