Voices from Russia

Saturday, 5 March 2011

5 March 2011. A Point of Unity. Pre-Lenten Gaiety in the Catholic and Orthodox Worlds

Filed under: Christian,popular life and customs,religious — 01varvara @ 00.00

Maslenitsa in Stavropol (Stavropol Krai) RF

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans LA USA

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Mardi Gras in New Orleans LA USA

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Maslenitsa in Moscow RF. Svetlana Medvedeva (1965- ) with orphans.

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Kölner Karneval in Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen) GERMANY

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Kölner Karneval in Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen) GERMANY

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Lozärner Fasnacht. Lozärn SWITZERLAND. Fastnacht begins with Schmotzige Donnschtig (Dirty Thursday)… that’s a lot like our Russian Rowdy Thursday. Tons o’ fun are had by all concerned…

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Maslenitsa in Moscow RF

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Carnevale Romano in Roma ITALY

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Carnevale Romano in Roma ITALY

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Maslenitsa in Moscow RF

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REAL Christians know how to celebrate, and they celebrate well and merrily. Catholic people know how to celebrate… real grounded Orthodox people know how to celebrate… most Reformation Protestants have retained a sense of celebration, too. However, Radical Sectarians are prunefaced grumps with constipated attitudes towards fun. Some of the konvertsy are trying to contaminate the Church here with such heresy (for such it is). It’s one of the reasons why we MUST shut them up until they learn to be human beings… they lack a sensus ludus, a necessary attribute for any Christian.

Raise a glass and cheer… God gave us this life, and it’s basically good, despite all the schmutz that we try to drag into it. SMILE… that riles the terminally earnest more than anything. Remember what God said at the end of his labour on the Creation… This is good! We should do likewise…

BMD

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