Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Kiev Gorsoviet Attacks UPTs/MP… Takes Away Its Tax Exemption

00 Viktor Yanukovich at Liturgy. Kiev. the Ukraine. 21.01.14

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01a Schema-Archimandrite Zosima Sokur

V F Yanukovich was the spiritual son of Elder Zosima Sokur… he made otpust to the Mountain every year… the Fathers made him welcome. Aren’t you ashamed of having listened to Uniate lies about him?

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History means spiritual roots. Can there be a tree without roots? So, without history, there can be no spirituality.

Avoid extremes… extremes aren’t from God. Take the middle path. Don’t despair… there’s no sin that can’t be healed by repentance. God is merciful.

Elder Zosima Sokur

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Look at this. Until the time of V F Yanukovich, the UPTs/MP faced all kinds of discrimination and attacks from nationalist nutters. Viktor Fyodorovich removed all of this impedimenta and protected real Christians from Uniate, schismatic, and sectarian bias. This is why the Uniates and their Western allies HATED him. He stood up for the Orthodox majority, so, the Uniate filth, in particular, heaped lies upon his head. This means that the Uniates, schismatics, and sectarians are blaming the real Christians for the failures of the Uniate junta. in the short run, things are going to get much worse for real Christians in junta areas. However, look at the positive side of this… the asshats know that their ship is going down and they wish to hurt us as much as they can before they go under.

This persecution is why I hate everything that Paffhausen stands for. When a bishop of the persecuted UPTs/MP was in New York to open an exhibit, California Fats was in the District having his photo taken with the First Profit of the Mormons… a cult that isn’t Christian in the least! A real Christian bishop from the Ukraine shows up… but Fatso had to give a lecture at a Uniate venue. Such nasty treachery is beyond the pale. We should never forget this nor forgive him for shitting on the suffering UPTs/MP to suck up to cultists and Uniates.

The UPTs/MP is on the cross. The Uniates, schismatics, and sectarians are our enemies. We forget that at our peril…

BMD

Sofiya Kishkovskaya Rides Again… She’s Still Taking Pot Shots at the Rodina… She’s Just Like Her Uncle Serge, Isn’t She?

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Kazan is a far better place than what this zapadnik brat writes… consider the source. She’s worse than even Potapov (and that’s MIGHTY bad)… the image is of the memorial for the victims of the Bulgariya sinking… that’s at the mosque… it was also at the cathedral and at a secular venue. Sofiya Leonidovna kisses the asses of her Anglo bosses big-time… have you no shame, dear?

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Here’s more tripe from S L Kishkovskaya… she’s still writing pro-Western rubbish. Sofiya Leonidovna is truly a piece of work. As bad as her uncle (Sergei Aleksandrovich Schmemann) was, there were certain lines that he didn’t cross. Sofiya has no scruples, no shame, and no honour… she’ll write whatever her paymasters tell her to. She’s a shining example of what some call a “pressitute”. However, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Her father, Lyonyo, is known for his viciousness to those whom he perceives as being weaker than he is (ask the people from the Our Lady of Kazan dispute in the 70s about that) and his obsequiousness to those whom he perceives as being stronger than he is (he’s a willing lapdog at the CFR).

How long shall the “Golden 400″ (“the First Families”) bedevil diaspora Russian Orthodoxy? It IS our Church, after all… Orthodoxy IS the “People’s Church”. When shall we reclaim it?

BMD

Friday, 23 January 2015

23 January 2015. More Intel on the Abuse Situation in Alaska

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There’s more on the situation in Alaska where a konvertsy priest abused kids. Click here for more intel on this unfolding story. Cappy and Mel know what they’re about (they know much more than I do on the topic)… keep this link in mind, for they’ll keep this story updated. This is their special field; they do a better job of covering it than I could ever do. FYI… here’s the link for the original website on the abuse… check it periodically, its updated.

I know when to step back and let really-informed people speak… Cappy and Mel have taken tons o’ shit from the goodthinkers for having unearthed clerical abuse. A hat tip and a pass o’ the jug to both of ‘em!

BMD

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Alaska: Starring

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Last week’s Russian Christmas in Unalaska looked a little different from elsewhere in the state. Over the years, the town evolved from a Native village into an industrial hub. Now, it has miles of roads and thousands of residents from countless different faiths. Therefore, the little congregation of the oldest Russian Orthodox Church on the continent has had to evolve, too. KUCB’s Annie Ropeik has more on how their Slaaviq became a community celebration. In Unalaska’s historic downtown, Christmastime means almost every building is strung with lights… all but the Orthodox Church, which sits at the back of the neighbourhood. Its green onion domes date back 200 years, standing out in a skyline of cargo cranes and seafood plants. Outside the church, you wouldn’t know it’s Christmas… until early January, when a rare sound rings out across the island. In the sanctuary, about 15 worshippers sing a set of Russian and English carols. They’re grouped around a pair of spinning wooden stars, each a few feet across and strung with lights, bells, and tinsel. This starring ceremony will repeat dozens of times in the next few nights, in kitchens and living rooms across town.

However, the biggest, newest, part of the holiday came earlier in the day. At least 100 people packed into the local senior centre for a community Slaaviq potluck. The meal only dates back about 15 years, designed to give the elders a starring in the daytime. Fr Evon Bereskin, the Orthodox priest for Unalaska and several nearby villages, said, “The meaning of the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, the starring, is that we’re going out to proclaim the birth of Christ. The stars that we’re spinning are the stars which the wise men followed. So, we’re spinning and singing and following the star, which leads us to Christ”. From here, Fr Evon said that they’d spend three days starring in people’s homes. These days, that can include long-time Unalaskans who aren’t actually part of the congregation. However, the list for the second night is all churchgoers. The group that will bring the star to them is bigger than the one at the church. They meet at Fr Evon’s apartment for coffee and brownies, then, try to figure out who’s next… and spread the word via text message. Lifelong Unalaskan Sharon Svarny Livingston is one of the starring group. She said that this part has changed a lot since she was little, when the town looked more like the villages that celebrate Slaaviq in the rest of Alaska. She told us, “In all those other places, you walk with the star all over the whole town, you know? So, that creates a different feeling. Here you gotta drive. If you’re working and you don’t get off until late, you’ve gotta try to find the star, which can be really difficult sometimes. It’s easier now with cell phones”.

The congregation’s also had to condense some over the years. With many parents now raising their kids to celebrate two Christmases… American and Russian… Livingston says that they’ve had to work harder to pass on the traditions, saying, “We kind of went through a period where we really had to teach the young kids the songs and stuff. We all started to go in one group and we just kind of stayed that way. That’s what’s really changed”. The single star they’re using now is thought to be their oldest… made about a century ago in the Native village of Kashega, abandoned during World War II. Tonight, that star… as big as a small child… gets a ride in one of the SUVs caravanning up the road to the first houses on the list. Then, it crowds into Vicki Williams’ living room with its entourage of carollers singing in Russian. The starring always ends the same way… with a blessing of long life. The choir sang, “Many years to all, many years to all, to the people in this house. (In Russian and English) Merry Christmas, merry Christmas!” Williams replied, “Thank you!” Williams wears a big smile, standing in the middle of the crowd and thanking all her friends for coming as they file out, saying, “I feel like I’m having my house blessed when they come here, you know, with the cross and the star and stuff”. She bid a “see you later” to a pair of young fishermen on their way out the door. Around her, the room emptied out as quickly as it filled. The starring group is heading back to their cars. They have lots more houses to get to before the night is over.

16 January 2015

Annie Ropeik

KUCB (Unalaska AK USA)

AK Alaska Public Media

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/01/16/ak-starring/

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