Voices from Russia

Thursday, 29 August 2013

29 August 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… HH in Novokuznetsk

00 Novokuznetsk. Russia. Patr Kirill. 29.08.13


00 Novokuznetsk. Russia. Patr Kirill. 29.08.13a


The top image is from HH’s blessing of the cornerstone of a Chapel of St Barbara (the patron saint of miners) at the Berezovsky Coal Mine in the Kuzbass. It’s ordinary people… working people… NOT investors… NOT McMansion dwellers… NOT “too big to failexecutives… just ordinary salt-of-the-earth sorts. The second image is from the consecration of the Church of the Resurrection, which is a Memorial Church honouring all the miners in the Kuzbass who died in work accidents. Get a load of that iconostas. It’s not a SVS minimalist “peek-a-boo” job, is it? You can see that the SVSniki lied when they said that the Church in the Rodina was going to follow their lead once it was free. Indeed, it’s been the exact opposite… TRADITION is in the driver’s seat… not Renovationism. All of Kochetkov’s horses and all of Men’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again…



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