Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

27 July 2016. Uniate Nationalist Nutters Profane Orthodox Cross Procession for Peace

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The Orthodox Cross Procession for peace is approaching Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. Here’s more evidence to show the vacuity of Western media reports that claim that there are no Nazis and radicals in the Ukraine… yup, they claim that they haven’t seen them. The nationalists are just diabolical; they terrorise decent people, it’s capable to see the Ukrainian reality as it is. Why, for them, no doubt, throwing eggs at Christian icons is just a form of veneration…

If you don’t find the Unia the Mark of the Beast, I’d say that you have some evidence of it here. Of course, do differentiate between Uniates and the Unia… the former are mostly innocent, born into it… the latter is a vicious concoction of the more feral elements of the Roman Curia…

There is still no news on the official OCA or ROCOR websites of this most important event. After all, Metropolitan Onufry is one of the marchers, and he blessed the whole proceedings. However, both the OCA and the ROCOR chose to spit on Metropolitan Onufry’s podvig… I find that shameful in the extreme. There was nothing on the website of the Eastern America Diocese of the ROCOR on this important news either… but it did have a mendacious little piece on the Cossack collaborators rounded up by the Brits at the end of the VOV. There was no mention of the fact that these traitors were in SS uniform nor was there any mention of the fact that these pigs took up arms against their motherland and people. I found the tale given on the website rather CREATIVE… I won’t go any further, as there are some litigious sorts amongst those who honour the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps (for such was the designation of this bunch of quislings). Gregory Levitsky (the site webmaster) found it important to post this… but he refused to post anything about the great peace march… not even, “Pray for Metropolitan Onufry and those with him on this most important occasion. The Eastern America Diocese of the ROCOR is not only with the marchers in spirit, we support the aims of the march as well”. There was nothing of the sort on any of the three websites I mentioned. This is to our everlasting shame…

None dare call it treason (for Mr Levitisky loves to post rubbish from the rightwing haters of Russia on his FB page)…

You can stand with Metropolitan Onufry and the peace marchers… or you can stand with Gregory Levitsky and the rightwing haters of everything good and decent. As always, choose wisely…

BMD

27 July 2016. Priests are NOT Politicians… They Shouldn’t Involve Themselves in Partisan Politics

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The priest’s role is to point the way to the Kingdom of Heaven for ALL people… not to prefer this-or-that political faction and promote it in his preaching and social media posts. I seem to notice that the Church agrees with me on that…

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Our clergy must have a care. The canons forbid priests to interfere in “Roman” (political) affairs. To preach on the sanctity of life is one thing… no state regulation prohibits that. To preach that one should vote for rightwing candidates because they claim to represent pro-life principles is another. The first is kosher… the second isn’t… the Church does tell its priests and clergy to keep that in mind in their preaching and social media posts. To preach on moral issues… yes. To preach on voting for ANY candidate, right or left… NO, emphatically, NO.

BMD

27 July 2016. The Two Streams of the all-Ukrainian Cross Procession for Peace Near Kiev

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Despite multiple provocations by ultra-right gangsters and ruthless government pressure, the all-Ukrainian HOLY PROCESSION of Peace, Love, and Prayer for the Ukraine is approaching Kiev. The procession, blessed by Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky of Kiev and all the Ukraine, started on 9 July at two holy Lavras, ‪Pochaev in the west and‪ ‎Svyatogorsk in the east. Both columns of believers have already marched hundreds of kilometres on foot and are due to enter Kiev and meet in the centre of the city on 28 July, the very place and day where and when St Vladimir baptised Rus 1,028 years ago. The MVDU tried to block and ban the procession “for safety reasons” as they “can’t guarantee the participants’ security”. The march goes on anyway, with an unambiguous submission to God’s will. Many expect that the holy procession will be a long-awaited turning point in the Ukrainian conflict.

26 July 2016

Andrei Fomin

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

26 July 2016. Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant

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TO:

His Eminence André Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris, Chairman of the Bishops’ Conference of France

Your Eminence!

With a sense of deep sorrow, we received the news of the terrible crime in a Catholic church in Rouen… a terakt* during liturgy, which led to a hostage situation and to the killing of Priest Jacques Hamel. This heinous crime occurred in the Holy Place. It was striking in its inhuman cruelty; it violated every moral norm. It doesn’t and can’t have any justification. I express my sincere condolences to you, to the clergy and faithful of the Roman Catholic Church in France, and to the relatives, friends, and spiritual children of the murdered pastor. May God, who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life (Gospel according to St John 3.16), give rest to the soul of His servant in the mansions of heaven, give comfort and support to the victims, and give peace and blessing to the French people.

  • Terakt: Russian acronym for “terrorist action”

With love in the Lord,

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Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

26 July 2016

Patriarchia.ru

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http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/4573546.html

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When a Christian or group of Christians dies because they trust that Christ is the faithful revelation of God and of a new humanity, their death is not like Obi-Wan Kenobi’s last words to Darth Vader, “Strike me down and I’ll become more powerful than you could imagine”. Resurrection isn’t about returning to fight worldly means of power with the powers known to this world. No… as the Body of Christ, our death is like the death of Jesus, a great humility accepted voluntarily for the life of the world… with all kinds of conflicting human emotions. “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”… even friends that at the moment look a lot like enemies. Our hope (and our vindication) isn’t in a resurrection that makes us more powerful than our temporal enemies, but a resurrection to eternal life… a great victory for ALL persons over the enemies of all whom God has made in His image, all whom God cherishes… every last human-being. Those enemies are sin, famine, disease, pestilence, sword, decay, calamities, death, and the Accuser. If we’re in Christ, our enemies are no longer our human brothers and sisters.

26 July 2016

Kenneth Tanner

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A witness of Christ, Fr Jacques Hamel, martyr. Pray for his soul, his witness, for Christians throughout the world suffering persecution.

26 July 2016

Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap

Archbishop of Boston (Roman Catholic)

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Editor:

You can say what you will about Cardinal Seán… he walks the walk when it comes to aiding the poor and needy (a good Orthodox analogue would be Bishop Panteleimon Shatov). This Sunday, light a candle when you go to liturgy and say a private prayer for the repose of Fr Jacques… priests can say a private prayer as they do the Proskomidi. The canons allow this. We’re Christians… that’s what we do.

Look at HH… he shows us the way. ‘Nuff said…

BMD

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