Voices from Russia

Sunday, 23 April 2017

23 April 2017. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… This is the Russian Side of the International Space Station

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If you had ANY doubt as to the religious preference of most Russian people…

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“We’re Brothers; We’re One!”: Aleksei Zhuravko’s Thoughts on His Birthday

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Dear Friends!

Thank you so much for the kind words and for the good wishes [on my birthday]. I want to tell you that many people from the Ukraine congratulated me. Not everyone thinks I’m separatist and a traitor. On my birthday, many wrote me telling that they understand exactly what’s happening in the Ukraine and who actually brought us to this mess. Everyone who wrote me said one thing:

We’re brothers; we’re one!

I’m sure that things will get change for the better and there’ll be peace for all of us. It’s going to be as it was in earlier times; we’re going to live together without borders. I want to say a separate “thank you” to all my friends who are in the occupied part of the Ukraine, who oppose the invaders of my beloved country. I’d like to say the same to the people who support me in the current fight against fascism. Once again, thank you all! I bow in respect before all of you! I love all of you!

In Respect,

Aleksei Zhuravko

22 April 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko

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“The USA Won’t Stop Fighting Terrorists” … Truly? Then, Why is It Aiding Terrorists in Syria?

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US Vice-President Pence: “The USA won’t stop fighting terrorists”.

How?

  • By training, arming, and financing them?
  • By bombing those that are actually fighting them?
  • By “accidentally” (over and over again) airdropping weapons and supplies on their positions?
  • By providing air support to them when they need it?
  • By defending them in International organisations like the UN?
  • By honouring them with Oscars for their slaughter of innocents?
  • By acting as their propaganda agency?

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Remember who the Father of Lies is and note well that Pence is a fanatical Evangelical sectarian…

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21 April 2017

George Ades

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23 April 2017. A Colloquy with an Acquaintance on the Toll Houses and the Serafim Rose Nutters Who Defend Them

THIS is the centre of our faith… not the goofy Toll House fable spouted by the ungrounded. Need I say more?

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I’m in plain type… my interlocutor is in italics.

BMD

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Your conclusion that they are simply Seraphim Rose cultists who must fanatically defend EVERY word of The Master is sadly the only explanation that makes any sense.

They’re Anglos… that means that they have a superiority complex. They need an Anglo “Elder”… there’s never been such, so they had to make one up. The Rose that they venerate is leagues away from the reality. He was into theosophy, Oriental religions, and thought that UFOs were demonic manifestations. He wasn’t evil… but he was far from holy either. He had no monastic or clerical formation… that is, he simply swanned out into the woods with Podmo.

LOL at “They’re Anglos”… that’s a phrase I use all the time!” I read Not of This World and some of his other things in the 90s, so I know about his preoccupation with things occult. I’ve worked closely with Evangelicals for almost twenty years now and can spot one a block away, even when they’re in Orthodox guise. Unfortunately, when they “convert”, not much changes for many of them. They cling to the Evangelical political and cultural agenda stubbornly:

  • American Exceptionalism
  • Christian Zionism
  • Racism
  • Islamophobia
  • Anti-unionism
  • Homophobia
  • Pro-life-ism
  • Creationism
  • Millennialism
  • Tithing
  • Homeschooling fanaticism

And on and on. Moreover, they’re all hell-bent on improving Orthodoxy, aren’t they? Their attempts at liturgical tinkering often distress me most of all.

I prefer Living Orthodoxy… it’s why I advocate defrocking all former Prod clergy amongst us and sending our young bucks to the homelands for advanced study. They’d find out that it’s just as modern there, and that it’s far from perfect. Besides, they might get to stand in the South Stands with the guys holding the Kenny banner…

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Yes, we have those amongst us who’ve strayed from the common path in pursuit of strange doctrines pushed by phoney pseudo-elders and puffed-up pseudo-experts. Remember what HH said:

If we hear fervent appeals to struggle, for separation, to save Orthodoxy even at the cost of one’s death, when we hear them exclaim and shout, “Orthodoxy or death”… you need to be wary of these preachers. Never did the Lord say, “My teaching or death”. None of the Apostles said, “Orthodoxy or Death”. Because Orthodoxy is life eternal, it’s joy in the Holy Spirit, it’s the joy of life, but death is decay that came because of the Fall and the devil’s action. Now, we see, from time to time, false teachers who seduce people by calling to save Christianity, to save its purity, who repeat this dangerous, sinful, and self-contradictory slogan, “Orthodoxy or death”. In the eyes of these people, you won’t find love; there burns a fire of demonic pride, a desire for power, which destroys the Church’s unity. Of course, they put on a good show, they hide behind pious visages, and they enjoy adulation from a certain set of people.

That’s the Toll House Set. Be wary of them. They’re contemporary Imyaslavtsy and are just as dangerous and false. Have a care… the times aren’t good.

BMD

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