Voices from Russia

Sunday, 25 October 2015

25 October 2015. A Thought from St Paisy Eznepidis of the Holy Mountain (+1994)

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

4 October 2015. A Thought from Elder Nikolai Guryanov

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In Russia, the commies came to repentance. They showed that repentance in a solid way by their defence of the canonical Church against American-financed and –fomented mobs in the Nasty Nineties (sadly, Victor Potapov, in particular, defended the American assault on the Church and established anti-canonical factions in the homeland). The Komsomoltsy stood tall to defend our church buildings, our clergy, our bishops (“The Komsomoltsy were real muscle men… but they treated the elderly bishop with respect and always asked his blessing”), our sacred things, our believers, and the Canonical Church in general. That wiped away the sin of the Persecution.

Sadly, some of our people in the diaspora refused to accept this (some, like Victor Potapov, James Jatras, and Alexander Webster, aided the American persecutors of Holy Rus actively and enthusiastically)… today, some of them still attack Communists and socialism (as many come of families well-off under the Ancien Régime). Odd… they didn’t scruple at coöperation with Nazi murderers and American Republican greedsters… ravening enemies of Holy Rus!

Just as the Church gladly accepted repentance from the commies (G A Zyuganov and HH are personal friends, by the way), we should accept repentance from those in the diaspora who defend amoral neoliberalism (mislabeled “conservatism” in the Anglosphere) at present. However… they must repent of their sin and do so publicly, through their actions. Until Potapov, Paffhausen, Webster, Dreher, et al repent of their support for the US Republican Party (and its evil “Me First” Money First Anti-Life Anti-Family agenda) and repent of their attacks on socialism and the Soviet era, no Christian should take them at face value. When they do… we should treat them as the Church treated the commies… as long-lost family gladly brought back into the domestic circle. Sadly, they haven’t come to that point, yet. One hopes that they shall…

BMD

Monday, 28 September 2015

28 September 2015. A Thought from Righteous Elder St Nektary Tikhonov of the Optina Pustyn

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St Nektary blessed Marshal G K Zhukov to serve in the Red Army (Zhukov was a believer). For more on St Nektary, click here.

BMD

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

23 September 2015. Schema-Igumen Elder Savva Ostapenko of the Pskov-Pechersky Monastery (+1980)

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