Baptism of Russia
The Baptism of Grand Princess St Olga
Part 1 of the Triptych “Holy Rus”
Song About Aleksandr Nevsky from Aleksandr Nevsky (cantata), op 78 by S S Prokofiev… “All those who march on Russia shall be put to death! Arise, Glorious Novgorod!”
St Matrona the Blessed of Moscow… perhaps, the most-loved saint of the Soviet time
Rejoice, O Virgin Birthgiver by G V Sviridov
Sacred Love by G V Sviridov… the most heartrending music that I know… in memory of the Russian Orthodox children murdered by the Uniate Fascists
Song of Repentance by G V Sviridov… the melody is redolent of the ancient Znamenny/Stolpvoy chant
Holy Right-Believing Grand Prince Dmitri Donskoi of Moscow
The Field of the Dead from Aleksandr Nevsky (cantata), op 78 by S S Prokofiev… pray for the fallen in Novorossiya… pray for the innocents murdered by the Fascists
St Serafim Vyritsky… an ascetic struggler of the Soviet time… he prayed for the victory of the Red Army in the VOV
The second Sunday after Trinity Sunday/Pentecost is the Feast of All Saints Who Shone Forth in Holy Rus. This year, it falls on 22 June… the 73rd anniversary of the Fascist Invasion in the VOV. Today, the situation is a dire as it was in 1941… then, Nazi Germany invaded the Motherland, and we were nothing but Untermenschtumen… subhumans fit only to be slaves. Today, Godless Mercenary Corporate America invades the Motherland using local puppet clients. They consider us wayward children, only fit to be chastised and punished for refusing to listen to our “betters”. We planted the Victory Banner in Berlin then (just as we did in Paris in 1814)… God willing, we’ll plant the Victory Banner in Kiev and Lvov today. However, we must NEVER hate. We may have to fight… we may have to put the Fascist Beast to the sword… but we must NEVER hate. We ARE Christians, in the mould of All the Saints Who Shone Forth in Holy Rus, in the mould of Ss Aleksandr Nevsky, Dmitri Donskoi, and Fyodor Ushakov. We must hate the Unia with all our soul, but we must pity Uniates with all our heart… all too many of them know no better. It’s sad that it’s come to this, but Orthodox people didn’t unsheath the sword first. It’s the same as in 1941… the enemy struck a surprise blow in secrecy. However, they must understand that if started a war, they must see it through to the end… and that end may not be to their liking. Yet… I reiterate… Christians may have to fight on the battlefield for Faith and Motherland, we might have to fight hard, but we must burn out all traces of hatred in our hearts… otherwise, Satan wins.
Pray that All the Saints of Holy Rus intercede for our Holy Motherland… that it may again be one… that it may again be at peace… that it may be healed of all schisms and heresies. Pray that the suffering in the land of Holy Rus ends… pray that the souls of our blessed dead receive repose… pray that the criminals who unleashed this abomination at the bidding of cynical foreigners face Justice on earth. Follow the example of St Serafim Vyritsky… he prayed for the victory of the Red Army in the VOV… and the Church glorified him! Pray for the victory of our Orthodox Host in Novorossiya, just as we pray for the victory of Orthodox warriors over their adversaries in every Liturgy.
You can stand with All the Saints Who Shone Forth in Holy Rus or you can stand with Apostasy, Nihilism, Cupidity, and Slavery. The choice is yours… and those ARE the only choices on offer.