The jurisdiction of His Excellency Bishop Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI in Russia
A schedule of Holy Masses said by Fr. Alexander Kryssov in a presence of the Catholic Church Faithfuls.
Fr. Alexander says Holy Masses to his flock in any location he could reach.
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Fr. Kryssov says Holy Mass in the St. Pius V oratory (Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel).
Fr. Kryssov says Requiem Mass in the St. Pius V oratory for his own intention (R.I.P. Henry Urbanovich, the sacristan of our church of St. L...
Fr. Kryssov says Holy Mass in the St. Pius V oratory (Feast of St. Bonaventure).
Fr. Kryssov says Requiem Mass in the St. Pius V oratory for the Intention of Russ & Liz Messing (R.I.P. Donald & Lena Wolschlager).
Fr. Kryssov says Holy Mass in the St. Pius V oratory (6th Sunday after Pentecost).
Fr. Dobrovolskis, OFM received his name Stanislovas as a capuchin monk who made eternal vows in 1941 and was ordained as a priest in Kaunas in 1944.
Being 26 years old priest, Fr. Stanislovas became famous as a preacher not only in the parishes he served, but throughout Lithuania, urging catholic flock not to succumb the Soviet authorities influence, but to support anti-Soviet resistance, that led him to arrest in 1948 and sentenced to 10 years in coal mines in one of the biggest GULAG camp beyond the polar circle.
During 30 years since 1957 when he returned in occupied Lithuania Fr. Stanislovas was under ongoing surveillance of local KGB. To separate the popular priest from the parishioners he was banned in providing pastoral care outside his local parish, and as a result until August 1961 had been deprived from saying any Holy Mass.
Soviets used to appoint him in the poorest secluded corners of Lithuania. His last residence was Paberžė, a place of the spiritual resistance against the Russian Empire in XIX and now became famous to intellectuals and common people of USSR due to the preacher!
The last part of his holy life Fr. Stanislovas was devoted to the maintaining of catholic faith and tradition against the Vatican II invasion. Since 1990s he shared his work between three distant parishes, where as a famous collector and restorer of tradition he raised a lot of churches and capuchin monastery. A tiny church in Paberžė was regularly filled with hundreds of faithfuls from all over Lithuania. And even in his last 86 year, suffering of a strong illness, pastor couldn't let himself to stay in hospital, but every weekend went to his church and celebrated dozens of weddings and baptisms!
R.I.P. Father Stanislovas!
(On the picture: Fr. Stanislovas incense the altar in Paberžė. A frame from documentary "Tėvas Stanislovas. Stotis tyloje." 1997.)
Fr. Stanislovas was and remains for Fr. Alexander an example of a traditional Catholic priest who conducted pastoral care in the former USSR despite all the obstacles from the modernist and communist authorities.
For a long time Fr. Kryssov regularly visited Fr. Stanislovas in Paberžė to receive the spiritual formation in the Catholic Faith and since his ordination in 2008 has said Requiem Mass for his confessor annually.