Voices from Russia

Monday, 15 January 2018

Alfeyev Opens Big Mouth on Gender… It ISN’T the Teaching of the Church… It’s Only His Ignorant Opinion

This is Alfeyev with his Uniate pals… he doesn’t even hide his treachery to the Church… this is why HH won’t give him a diocese… he fawns on the enemies of Christ’s Church

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Illarion Alfeyev is opening his big mouth again. This time it’s about gender. Read this. This is NOT the teaching of the Church. It’s Alfeyev’s ignorant unsupported opinion. As he lacks any medical or scientific background, anything that he says is pure GIGO… rubbish of the highest order. Alfeyev is, perhaps, the most unpopular hierarch in the MP. Even the Kapalin brothers have more cred and tread. Alfeyev is only a patriarchal vicar… he’s just a vicar bishop with a white hat… HH refuses to give him a diocese, and outbursts such as this one are the reason why. Alfeyev panders to papists in general, to Uniates in particular, and to Evangelical sectarian boobies. Much of what he says isn’t official policy nor is it vetted by the Centre. He remains in his position because of his ties to certain oligarchs, to the papists, and to Westerners in general (he’s pro-American to a fault). He has no real basis of support in the Church in Russia, except for the clique around Shevkunov. However, expect the American Hard Right konvertsy to have a field day with this. I repeat… it isn’t the TEACHING OF THE CHURCH… it’s only Alfeyev’s idiosyncratic opinion. There are those amongst us who are worse than any outsider… Alfeyev is one such. Look at the image above… he kisses the asses of Uniates (the ones pictured are Galician Uniates from the USA… the worst sort of CIA stooges that you can imagine)… that shows the depth of his loyalty to Christ’s Church. What a loser…

By the way, the policy in the Russian Federation is quite similar to that in many American jurisdictions. If one presents legitimate medical documentation to the OVIR, the state changes the gender designation on one’s passport with no hassles or problems. So if you hear Amerikantsy Hard Right sorts blather about how Russia isn’t like the West… I’d advise you to take such with great scepticism. The Russian state listens to medical and scientific experts, not ignoramus loudmouths with no credentials like Alfeyev. Alfeyev embarrasses the Church yet again…

BMD

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

The Ukraine’s War on Orthodox Christianity

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The Ukrainian Verkhovnaya Rada is considering legislation that could lead to a ban on the Ukrainian Orthodox Church/Moscow Patriarchate (UPTs/MP). If the new laws pass, they’d allow the Ukrainian régime to ban churches, regulate worship, monitor church activities, ban missionaries from entering the country, and seize the assets of churches. The laws would only apply to churches whose ecclesiastical leadership was in what Ukrainian nationalists consider “aggressor states”. Russia is the only state that the Ukraine currently views as an aggressor. Not only is this an attack on the freedom of worship, it’s clearly a racially motivated attack on believers. Advocates of religious freedom all over the world condemned these proposals. The Ukrainian proposals would be totally illegal in the EU (which Ukraine seeks to join) as well as the USA. Previously, Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev drew the world’s attention to the oppression of Middle Eastern Christians at the hands of western-backed jihadist groups. He called the Ukrainian proposals:

It’s a full-scale war on believers. In the first place, these draft laws target the UPTs/MP. That’s no question; it’s obvious. These bills don’t even try to cover it up. The UPTs/MP would be under the submission of the Kiev authorities in a way that didn’t exist even in Soviet times.

Fr Andrei Zuevsky told RT:

Should state officials be given the right to forcefully eliminate religious communities, that’d be open and brutal interference into believers’ private lives. In Orthodox Christianity, personal faith is largely realised within a community, a church. When a government interferes in its life, it violates religious freedom.

An MP statement said:

The proposals threaten the constitutional rights of millions of Ukrainian believers; they may cause a wave of violence, new seizures of churches, and escalate the intercommunal conflict in the Ukraine.

Over 300,000 people signed a petition protesting attempts to destroy religious freedom in the Ukraine.

18 May 2017

Adam Garrie

The Duran

http://theduran.com/ukraines-war-on-orthodox-christianity/

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev sez Court Ruling will Weaken JW Influence in Russia

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Editor:

Note who’s saying this…  Alfeyev was always cosy with Westerners (especially, papists), but this drives a wedge between him and his Western pals.  The Westerns get peevish when vexed, and they’ve decided that they’re going to defend the JW nutters.  I think that Alfeyev’s ambition is kicking in…  he lusts for the Patriarchal throne… but his pro-Western stance makes him the most hated of all MP hierarchs.  Paris has ALWAYS been worth a mass…  but will it work for Alfeyev or will he be another Dmitri Banditsky?  Only time will tell us…

BMD

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Metropolitan Ilarion Alfeyev, the head of the MP OVTsS told us:

The Church welcomes the ruling of the Supreme Court to prohibit Jehovah’s Witnesses’ activities in Russia, as it destroys the traditional family.

In speaking on The Church and the World on the Rossiya24 news channel, he said:

This’ll weaken the JW’s influence, but it’d be scarcely possible to eliminate it altogether.  One should hardly have any doubts these sectarians would remain and would continue their activity, but at any rate, they’d stop equating themselves with Christian denominations openly.  To paraphrase it, this product won’t be on the market of existing denominations of Christianity anymore.  This’ll save families and people’s lives, and I think a ruling of this kind is only welcome.  The JWs are a totalitarian sect that misinterprets the Gospels and, on top of that, they destroy families.  The real danger isn’t in their distortions of faith; the danger is in their being a totalitarian sect that focuses its entire activity on manipulating the human consciousness.  They destroy the human psyche; they destroy families.

The religious doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses prohibits blood transfusions.  In addition, members of a family can’t sit at the same table with any relative if, for whatever reason, they decide to leave the sect.  Metropolitan Ilarion said:

I think that we should hail the decision, but the Church didn’t take part in any way in its formulation.  No one asked us for our opinion.  In general, the Church never advocates subjecting heretics or sectarians or other dissenters to criminal persecution.  When the state takes such decisions, it’s a judicial decision finding that a sect engages in extremist activities.  The case in this situation doesn’t encroach on any religion in any way, but rather it treats with violations of the law.

2 May 2017

TASS

http://tass.com/society/944305

Thursday, 2 February 2017

2 February 2017. Today is the 40th Day After the Tu-154 Crash… It’s a Day of Special Memorial for Believers

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Today is the 40th day after the tragic plane crash in the Black Sea that killed most members of the Aleksandrov Ensemble and Dr Liza. It’s a special time for Orthodox believers to pray for the repose of the souls of the departed. Metropolitan Yuvenaly Poyarkov served the funeral for Dr Liza, as he was close to her family… as the second-most-powerful churchman in the MP, it also sent a message on how HH viewed the matter (HH would’ve served, but Yuvenaly had closer ties to the family, so he stepped aside). The members of the Ensemble share a common grave at the new military cemetery outside Moscow… that’s fitting and right… they lie together as they died together. Illarion Alfeyev served the funeral for General Khalilov, the Ensemble director, as the general was one of his instructors at the Gnessin (another appropriate and fitting action).

Don’t forget to pray for the repose of their souls… we’re Christians; that’s what we do…

BMD

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