Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

21 February 2017. The Passing of One of the Greats… Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov Dies

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The most important thing is to preserve love. Don’t fall into animosity; don’t fall into disputes. The enemy hates harmony. Discord is one of his most ancient wiles. Therefore, I wish that you had brotherhood and unity. Restrain yourself; forgive one another.

Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov

1919-2017

On 20 February, in the 98th year of life, Fr Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov departed this life. Today, 21 February, his body will lie in state at the St Sergei-Troitsa Lavra in Sergeyev Posad. He was one of the greatest elders of our time. Always remember that their numbers are few… and that we have none here in the USA. Kirill Dmitryevich was the elder to three patriarchs and people called him the “all-Russian Confessor”

The memory of the righteous will be eternal

Вечная ему память

BMD

Sunday, 19 February 2017

19 February 2017. Orthodox Funnies… A Strange Thing Happened in Church Today…

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

16 February 2017. The Spirit of Giving Lasts All Year Long

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The Spirit of Christmas lasts all year long… if it doesn’t, there’s something wrong and you need to attend to it. “I was hungry and you gave me meat”… not “only the strong survive”. Think on that whenever you hear any “conservative” bloviation… especially, those labelled “Christian”. Keep this in mind as you hear the hateful godless rants of Mike Pence. Yes, kids, there are those WORSE than Donald Trump is…

BMD 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

12 February 2017. The Church Is NOT Rightwing… Konvertsy Rants to the Contrary Notwithstanding

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Rod Dreher (and those of his ideological deformation) claim that the Church and the rightwing are soulmates… natural allies. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Look at the above image and be enlightened. The Church does NOT endorse, teach, or bless the evil spouted by Anglosphere “conservatives”. In particular, it condemns the Free Market that’s at the very centre of “conservative” “thought”. You may follow Archbishop Iakovos Koukouzis or you may follow Pat Buchanan, the author of the racist “Southern Strategy” and the arranger of Reagan’s visit to Bitburg (with its SS graves). Rod Dreher follows Pat Buchanan (and takes Buchanan’s money)… I follow Archbishop Iakovos.

Whom do you follow? You can’t follow both… they’re incompatible. Choose wisely…

BMD

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