Voices from Russia

Saturday, 8 February 2014

“Heads” of Ukrainian Churches Prayed for the Ukraine in Washington DC

00 Denisenko and Shevchuk in Washington DC. 08.01.14

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On February 5, “Patriarch” (sic) Filaret Denisenko of Kiev and all the Ukraine (“Ukrainian Orthodox Church/Kiev Patriarchate”) with “Patriarch” (sic) Svyatoslav Shevchuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGKTs) led a prayer for the Ukraine in the square in front of the Taras Shevchenko monument in Washington DC. Faithful from all over the USA came to the capital to celebrate Ukrainian Day in Washington. “Patriarch” Filaret read a prayer for the Ukraine. After the service, everyone present sang Ukrainian hymns and spiritual songs.

4 February 2014

RISU

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/ukraine_and_world/ukrainians_outside_of_Ukraine/55234/

Editor’s Note:

THIS is why the Pope of Rome and HH aren’t going to meet. The papists refuse to rein in the Uniates… and that’s that. I’ll bet you that Denisenko and Shevchuk were in the District to get orders from their Langley paymasters and to get gelt for more riots. Live and learn! The Uniates aren’t our friends… they pray together with illegitimate “Orthodox”. The Ukie nationalists aren’t our friends… they sponsor indifferentism such as this (I’ll tell you this… Hilarion Kapral would NEVER do this… but Fathausen would… ponder that, if you please). The papists aren’t our friends… they won’t curb their Uniate attack dogs. The US government isn’t our friend… they support these jabronies and their violent dreams. The Republicans aren’t our friend… John McCain and Wee Willy support the Ukie nationalist insurrection. Mark all of this down well.

Have a drink… the world hasn’t gotten less crank in the last 24. Don’t take it out on individual Uniates or papists… they didn’t set this up. Keep it focused…

BMD 

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Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral Issues Call for Peace in the Ukraine

00 Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral. Pray for Peace. 08.02

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Metropolitan Hilarion Kapral of New York and Eastern America, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) issued a call for peace and calm in the Ukraine, saying, “As faithful children of the Russian Orthodox Church, we can’t remain indifferent to the troubles plaguing Her cradle… the Mother of Russian Cities, Kiev. We call on all of the faithful of the ROCOR around the world to pray for the cessation of all violence, that God might prevent all bloodshed and speedily restore brotherly love and understanding”. Metropolitan Hilarion decreed that all parishes and monasteries of the Eastern American Diocese add the following petition to all augmented litanies at Vespers, Matins, and the Divine Liturgy:

Again we pray Thee, O Almighty Lord, that Thou mightest grant peace to Kiev, the Mother of Russian cities which is shaken by civil strife, and the entire country of Kievan Rus’, and by the power of the grace of Thy Holy Spirit extinguish all enmity and violence therein; O Source of goodness and Abyss of love for mankind, quickly hearken and have mercy.

7 February 2014

RISU

http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/orthodox/orthodox_world/55254/

http://www.eadiocese.org/News/2014/feb/kiev.en.htm

Editor’s Note:

DO it. Just DO it. Pray for peace… light a candle. Pray that the legitimate authorities restore normality and suppress the violent oppositionist militants. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is a spiritual son of the late Elder Zosima Sokur. Viktor Fyodorovich is a true son of the Church… unlike his opponents, who are Western-backed haters of the Apostolic Church. We stand at the brink of another 1612, with the Uniates poised to stab us in the back, yet again. Pray… it’s what Christians do. Remember, we pray at every Liturgy for “God-loving rulers” and we pray for the “God-loving forces, that they may prevail over every adversary”. God willing, it won’t come to force, no decent person wishes that, but I fear that a dark godless night has fallen over Little Russia. Whether it’s from godless neoliberal greedsters or Vatican curial schemers, the Church is on the Cross. Shall 2014 be another 1242 or 1941? I hope not, but it may come to that.

God have mercy on the suffering people of Little Russia…

My thanks to the Cabineteer who sent on this link. The success of this site is due to the contributions of MANY…

BMD

 

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A Multimedia Presentation. RIA Novosti Presents… The Brightest Moments of the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (Part One)

00 Sochi Olympics 01. 08.01.14

The opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi went off before a large audience, combining the traditions of the Olympic movement and a deep insight into Russian history, accompanied by large-scale special effects.

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00 Sochi Olympics 03. fireworks. 07.01.14

The opening was at Fisht Olympic Stadium, named after a mountain in the Caucasus. In the Adyghe language, it means “white headed”.

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00 Sochi Olympics 02. 08.01.14

The main idea behind the ceremony was that it pictured a girl’s dream of Russia and its history in different periods. The first part of the show began with a flight by the main character over the country to music from Borodin‘s opera Knyaz Igor. 

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00 Sochi Olympics 03. 08.01.14

For the official opening of the Games, President Vladimir Putin said, “I declare these Games open”. Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC, thanked his Russian hosts, noting the success of the beginning of the Winter Olympics. He said, “Thank you!” in Russian. 

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00 Sochi Olympics 04. 08.01.14

The traditional parade of the national contingents divided the opening presentation into two parts. In this image, we see the members of the British team, who came into the stadium wearing Russian-style ushankas.

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00 Sochi Olympics 05. 08.01.14

Two-time Olympic champion luger Armin Zöggeler carried the banner of the Italian team.

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00 Sochi Olympics 06. 08.01.14

Skier Maria Höfl-Riesch, double champion of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, led the German team.

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00 Sochi Olympics 07. 08.01.14

México sent only one athlete to the Winter Olympics… Hubertus Prinz zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. 55-year-old Hohenlohe marched in a suit styled after the outfit of a Mexican mariachi musician. This isn’t the first time that he’s amazed audiences with his outfit… in the last Olympics in Vancouver, he wore the outfit of a “pistolero”, a Mexican bandit. Besides this, Hohenlohe is the oldest contestant in the Sochi Olympics.

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00 Sochi Olympics 08. 08.01.14

The American team wore uniforms created by the famous designer Ralph Lauren. Their team is one of the largest contingents in Sochi.

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00 Sochi Olympics 09. 08.01.14

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich emotionally welcomed his team with the Ukrainian national flag.

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00 Sochi Olympics 10. 08.01.14

Bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov carried the flag of the Russian Federation into the stadium, famous model Irina Shayk accompanied the team. They marched in to a song by TatuNot Gonna Get Us. Ura for the home team!

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00 Sochi Olympics 11. 08.01.14

The Leopard, Polar Bear and Bunny… the mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi… came on stage to the theme music of the multifilm Nu Pogodi! in a new arrangement.

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The first Nu Pogodi! multifilm

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Sochi 2014 theme song

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00 Sochi Olympics 12. 08.01.14

The leaders of the SNG states were at the opening ceremony crowd. In this image, we see President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko with his son Nikolai, who are next to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

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8 February 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/sochi2014_news/20140208/993754184_993761620.html

 

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