Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year's Mass Celebrations

New Year's Day happens on Saturday this year. 
As a community we will celebrate the New Year,
Mary Mother of God, and the
Epiphany of our Lord on Sunday,
January 2nd.
Regular Mass times and places.

Father is Back Home!

The good news today....  Father Michael has been released from the hospital and is back at his normal residence. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This just in....

The doctor informed Father Michael that he will not be released earlier than Monday. 

Father is very pleased with the care he has been receiving and does not see this as a major setback.  He has been receiving about 3-5 guests a day and that is fine with him.  He is getting better by the day, so there is no saddness in this... Let's keep him and all the sick in our prayers!

-- Hey, University Students!

"University students staying in Moscow after the New Year are welcome to come to the Sykes' house for a open house from Noon until 1600 on 5 Jan.  Come for fellowship, friends, food or just to escape your dorm room.  Please see Tamara or Bartz Sykes for directions or send an email to "

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Mass Schedule...

Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec 24th)  Embassy  5:30 Christmas Concert, 6 pm Mass
                                                     Diocesan Curia (located behind the Cathedral) 8 pm

Christmas Day (Sat, Dec 25th)   12:15 pm in Diocesan Curia

Holy Family Sunday (Sun Dec 26th)   Regular Mass Schedule and locations
                              9:30 am Embassy and 12:15 pm in the Cathedral Crypt

Maybe out by Christmas!

Father is recovering very well.  His doctors are saying that he may be out of the hospital by Saturday - Dec 25th.  Please continue to pray for his speedy recovery!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Directions to Visit Father Michael.

Here is an easy way to get to Fr. Michael's:

He is in the РЖД Hospital located at Volokolamskoe Shosse, 84. 
He is in the main central korpus, second floor, room 8
Map link:

The best time to visit is in the afternoons from about 4pm until 8pm.  You can try other times, but the early morning is taken up by doctors' visits. 

To get there by Metro and bus:
Get to the Metro station Тушинская (Tushinskaya). 
Exit the side which leads to Volokolamskoje Shosse. 
Cross over to the other side of Volokolamskoje, and;
catch whatever bus, marshrutka, etc that goes to the "Bolnitza" bus stopAlmost everything goes to it. 

Once at that stop, cross over to the other side of Volokolamskoe shosse and find the gate to the hospital complex (See below): 

Go through this gate, 
down the main road for 50 meters...
take a right...  Go a little bit further and you will see the Hospital is the big building "84" with the fountain in front of it.  You are there!

Have a nice visit!

Father Michael prefers shorter vsiits.  He still needs his rest.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Father is Getting Better!

Father Michael came out of intensive care yesterday afternoon.  He had a very difficult operation on Wednesday night.  He thanks everyone for the prayers that have been coming and sends his greetings.

At this time, he does not wish to have visits.  Check out this blog frequently for when that will be possible and for directions to the hospital.

God bless!
Fr. Janez