Archpriest Nikolay Yakushin
Rector of the Church of Saint Elijah, Chernobyl, Ukraine
as told to Valentina Serikova.
English translation by Alesya Volchyk, edited for the St. Pachomius Library. The original Russian text (PDF) is from the forthcoming book Teraturgima, or Miracles of the New Century. © Valentina Serikova, 2016. All rights reserved.
Special thanks to Arkadiusz Podniesiński for allowing the use of photographs from Chernobyl: Off the Beaten Track and A Long Weekend in the Zone. Mr. Podniesiński's remarkable photo essays on Chernobyl, Fukushima, and Twentieth Century ruins in Africa are worth the attention of any reader.
The St. Pachomius Orthodox Library, Palm Sunday, 2016.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants the Archpriest Nikolay, Valentina, Alesya, and Roman!
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!