April 19, 2018 Length: 59:57
This Thursday on Everyday Orthodox, we'll talk with Marilyn Swezey, who is a wonderful storyteller with an inspiring love for our Orthodox faith. Marilyn worked with Bishop Basil for twenty years, and can tell us many stories about this holy man's beautiful life. You may already know Bishop Basil Rodzianko from the instant classic, Everyday Saints, in which Archimandrite Tikhon introduced us to a holy, loving and regal bishop who broadcast his Orthodox radio program in Russian on the BBC, infiltrating the Soviet airspace via radio waves throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s. After the death of his beloved wife, he was made a bishop, but he was concerned that because he had not lived a monastic life, he had never properly practiced obedience -- so his spiritual father, Met. Anthony Bloom, assured him that he would be in obedience to everyone under him, and he took that very seriously. In his later years, in Washington DC, Marilyn worked closely with Bishop Basil, truly a living saint, and we'll hear all about his life, as well as Marilyn's life, which was truly transformed by her contact with him.