Voices from Russia

Saturday, 24 April 2010

It Ain’t Just Bricks and Mortar…

Monument to the Holy Royal Martyrs, Yekaterinburg

Of course, part of the present revival in Russia is the rebuilding of the Church’s infrastructure… its real estate and institutions. However, the greatest thing has been the slow, but steady, healing of Russia as its people become enchurched. Therefore, here’s a humungous photomontage of what’s really going on. We’ll start with buildings and segue into the people… Isn’t it sad that the Renovationists deny the evidence that’s so evidently there? There is none so blind as those who will not to see…

BMD

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Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Khanty-Mansisk

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Church of the Saviour on the Spilled Blood (Spas na Krovi) in Yekaterinburg

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Memorial Church in Ganina Yama

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Iconostas in the Spas na Krovi, Yekaterinburg

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Icon of the Holy Royal Martyrs

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Monument to Tsar Martyr St Nikolai

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Easter procession

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Getting a blessing…

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The patriarch and the prime minister… symphonia in action…

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But His Holiness has just as much time for the orphans, too…

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Cossacks for Christ… gimme that REAL ol’ time religion

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Praying on the site of the burial of the Royal Martyrs

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The traditional Christmas Cave

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Brrr…

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It’s not just for babas anymore…

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How ’bout some gifts under the yolka?

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Kulichi for Easter…

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I was in prison…

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We share our lives…

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Let’s celebrate!

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Smile! It’s FUN to be Orthodox!

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Here’s the REAL face of the Church… it’s me… it’s you

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There one has it. We have a choice. We can join the Mother Church in its holy revival, or we can wander off into incoherent irrelevancy and sectarianism with SVS and New Skete… I know what I have chosen… choose wisely.

BMD

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