An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
As a side, I don't buy what Alexander Kyrlezhev is saying here...whoever he is. I'd rather hear the OFFICIAL reasoning for St. Fyodor Ushakov's cannonization. Something tells me the Patriarch will not simply say: "He never lost a battle."