Voices from Russia

Monday, 24 November 2014

24 November 2014. Christmas Lent Begins on 28 November… Here’s “Angel of God, My Holy Guardian”

01 Angel Devils Tussling for Soul

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Christmas Lent begins on 28 November… American Thanksgiving is on 27 November this year. Customary usage here in the States recognises that people have “leftovers” and it’s accepted that you’ll use ‘em up and eat ‘em down… no real priest considers that sinful. The video has prayers to the Guardian Angel. Always remember… Lent isn’t an end in itself, it’s a preparation for a time of FEASTING. NEVER forgot that.

BMD

24 November 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… “New Year’s Ditties” from the Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks

00 Buranovskiye Babushki 27.05.12

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00 Pres Putin with Bayan Miks. 16.08.14

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Now, here’s a mixture! The Buranovskiye Babushki and Bayan Miks! Now, that’s good family fun! The  Babushki participated in the qualifying rounds of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest (ranked third) and were second in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku with the song Party for Everybody. S I Voitenko and Dmitri Khramkov (Bayan Miks) need no introduction. This came from a special Rossiya-1 broadcast on Orthodox Christmas in 2013… sadly, early this year, Yelizaveta Zarbatova, one of the Babas, died in the 87th year of her life (she’s the shortest one of the lot in the vid). Light a candle for her at liturgy… her death anniversary is 13 January, so, if you want to have Pannikhida served, that’s the proper date.

After posting about the konvertsy, I wanted to post on something wholesome, healthy, and life-affirming… this is the ticket!

BMD

Sunday, 23 November 2014

23 November 2014. Veteran’s Day in the Big Apple… Fr Dan from PA is a Vet, Too!

00 veteran's day 11 november 2014 01. 23.11.14

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00 veteran's day 11 november 2014 02. 23.11.14

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00 veteran's day 11 november 2014 03. 23.11.14

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Hug a vet today! They weren’t responsible for any gnarly political shit. They were blameless… they put their lives on the line. This is what honour is all about. Therefore… how can those who avoided service know the meaning of honour and character? Good question, ain’t it? Honour those who “did the right thing”… as for the others… we needn’t go on, do we? Pour ‘em all a slug of the GOOD stuff…

THANK YOU…

BMD

Friday, 21 November 2014

21 November 2014. Some of My Favourite Things… Bayan Miks and Nadezhda Babkina… VIVAT BAYAN!

00 Bayan Miks 02. 10.08.14

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Let’s take a break from the war and from the gross Uniates. Let’s have something wholesome and life-affirming… this was at a gala concert in Moscow, “Vivat Bayan!” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the bayan’s invention (actually, it was a modified garmon, a Russian concertina). Of course, it’s got S I Voitenko and Dmitri Khramkov, Bayan Miks… the KINGS of the bayan. Now, THIS is RUSSIAN!

BMD

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