In this brief video Bishop Anthony defends the veracity of Christ's incarnation supported by the collective witness of the Church. . .
Metropolitan Anthony Bloom (June 6, 1914 - August 4, 2003) was bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland. He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. He spent his early childhood in Russia and Persia, his father being a member of the Russian Imperial Diplomatic Corps. During the Bolshevik Revolution the family had to leave Persia, and in 1923 they settled in Paris where the future metropolitan was educated, graduating in physics, chemistry and biology, and taking his doctorate in medicine, at the University of Paris. In 1939, before leaving for the front as a surgeon in the French army, he secretly professed monastic vows. He was tonsured and received the name of Anthony in 1943. During the occupation of France by the Germans he worked as a doctor and took part in the French Resistance After the war he continued practicing as a physician until 1948, when he was ordained to the priesthood and sent to England. He was consecrated as Bishop in 1957, in charge of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland.
Metropolitan Anthony received honorary doctorates from Aberdeen University, Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary; from Cambridge University; and from the Kiev Theological Academy. His first books on prayer and the spiritual life (Living Prayer, Meditations on a Theme, and God and Man) were published in England, and his texts are now widely published in Russia, both as books and in periodicals.
In this video Bishop Anthony defends the veracity of Christ's incarnation supported by the collective witness of the Church.
Take action! Resist the assault from the rainbow mafia:Russian Faith Website Attacked by Pro-LGBT Megacorporation - Help Us Fight Back! Who works for Russian Faith? Click to see our photos:Meet the Team - Russian Faith Now in Seven Languages!