On November 8, 2015, following the meal after the Divine Liturgy, a memorial gathering honoring Rev. Daniel Sysoev will be held in the ROCOR synodal cathedral, commemorating 6 years since his martyric death.
For the first time in America an open gathering will be held in honor of Rev. Daniel Sysoev -- a man whose name is synonymous with the rebirth of Orthodox mission in Russia today. A man who uncompromisingly preached God's truth and was vouchsafed a martyr's crown at the hands of a Muslim in the church he had built six years before. Since ancient times it has been said that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christianity."
At this gathering we will clearly see how these words are brought to fruition in our own time. Guests will include members of Father Daniel's family, his close friends, and contemporary Orthodox missionaries. These people will relate how the life, death, and legacy of Father Daniel has influenced the spread of Orthodoxy in Russia, China, India, Thailand, the Philippines, and many other countries.
This is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with a contemporary example of sanctity, as well as to learn about what may be the least known aspect of Orthodox Church life.
All are invited who wish to an echo of living apostolic faith in our own time through the testimony of the life of one man who overcame this world and laid down his life for the truth of God. For when a person is killed for the truth of God, it means that this truth is a thorn in the side of those who refuse to receive it. It means that this truth possesses tremendous power.
Admission is free. Address: 75 E. 93rd Street, New York, NY, 10128
Organized by Daniel Sysoev Inc.
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