Saturday, September 11, 2010
A tree manifesting Christ's triumph over evil!
This tree grows in the area formerly known as the Gulag Archipelago written about by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. During the ravage atheist Soviet regime, the Orthodox Christian monasteries on these island chains were shuttered and countless souls were murdered by the Communists in the gulags (prison camps). It was also here though, through the suffering and torments of the gulags, that Solzhenitsyn found Christ.
May the memories of the millions of martyrs for Christ and His Church AND that of Alexander Solzhenitsyn be eternal!
Source of photo: a website called Orthodox Miracles.