I sent an email to Fr. Russell about his work, this was his reply, he sounds like an awesome man of God, with such a heart set on leading Christ's flock. That is the impression I get from Dwight also...
Please feel free to publish this info on your forum. (I am not very computer savy. I tried to get on your forum, but I guess I am not even that good with computers)
I would love to speak with anyone about the Orthodox Christian Faith. My forte is doing such things in person. Those things virtual are not real, and are sometimes misleading or a lie.(obviiosly, to the extent that virtual is not real, that is a degree of untruth) For me, life takes place in reality and in person, face to face. That is how we will stand before God.
The work in Montana is going Great! It's Blossoming! It is pretty Fun! A real kick in the pants. Church growth for the past two years has been a little over 20% each year. And it is lining up to be more in 2010.
We have an influx of Catholics, Protestants, Pagan un-baptized, Jews etc..
Butte Montana is the hub. 100 year old parish. The parish has been actively growing the Orthodox Christan Church in Missoula, Dillon, Helena, Kalispel for two years. There are active parishes in Bozeman and Billings.
Thank God, Missoula has just procured a full time Priest.
The Fresco work in Butte was done by a team of 6 Serbians over the course of 3 years. The Fresco/Iconography has been a great witness to the Orthodox Christian Faith. As you mentioned the 360 view is a good upgrade. holytrinitybutte.crg
I do not have (nor desire) an online ministry. I pretty much run full speed just working in the garden where I have been planted, and working with the clay that God has given me.
That's about it. I pretty much try to make the Orthodox Christan Faith available to those who seek it. Not to those who want to argue about it. Priests are called to herd the sheep, not the goats....
In CHRIST !