Voices from Russia

Monday, 13 November 2017

Official Condolences of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias to US President Donald Trump Regarding the Shooting at the Texas Church

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On Sunday 5 November 2017, during services at the Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs TX USA, an armed man went to the premises and started to shoot at random at the parishioners. He killed 26 people, amongst them children, adolescents, the elderly, and a pregnant woman. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias sent his condolences to US President Donald Trump.

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His Excellency Donald Trump, President of the United States of America

Your Excellency, dear Mr President!

I deeply deplore the tragedy that occurred in the Baptist church in Sutherland Springs TX and I express my sincere condolences to you and the entire American people. This horrendous crime committed on a Sunday, a holy day for Christians, took away the lives of dozens of innocent people, amongst them defenceless old people, women, and children, stuns us with its demonic cruelty and cunning. It’s my belief that such acts of violence don’t and can’t have any justification. I ask you to convey my words of sympathy and support to the families of the victims and to the survivors of the shooting. I pray that our Gracious and Mankind-loving God will console all the afflicted and grant prompt healing to the wounded.

Yours in faith,

+KIRILL

Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias   

6 November 2017

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/5057261.html

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

30 September 2017. Socialism and Orthodoxy Live Together in the Donbass… Why Isn’t the ROCOR GLAD About That?

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Implicit in calling communists (and by inference, all leftists) “murderers” is an assumption that communism (or the Left in general) is opposed always and everywhere to Orthodoxy. Nothing is further from the truth. During the VOV, St Serafim Vyritsky prayed on a rock for several years for the victory of the Red Army over the fascists. G K Zhukov was an Orthodox believer. During the Nasty Nineties, who stood up for and defended the canonical churches in the Ukraine? THE KOMSOMOLTSY DID. They ran off the American-paid Uniate and schismo mobs; they protected the canonical bishops and clergy. Remember… at that time, Victor Potapov was a paid propagandist for the CIA-run “Radio Liberty”; he helped bring questionable elements into the ROCOR (like the CIA mole Pashkovsky in Odessa). The REAL Church and the KPU became very close, indeed… Comrade Simonenko received many honours from the Church.

Then, why did the ROCOR label all communists “murderers?” I’d say that we should watch some elements of the ROCOR… they might even try to split the Church if they can’t make the ROCOR a subsidiary of the CIA’s effort to undermine the Rodina. Do recall how nasty Potapov was to Patriarch Aleksei when the then-Patriarch was in Georgetown for an award. I’d say that he hasn’t changed his spots. This man and those like him bear watching. After all, HH is friends with Comrade Zyuganov and was friends with Commandante Fidel… not Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or Steve Jobs.

One of these men is not like the other…

BMD

30 September 2017. We Do NOT Have an “Uncompromising” Church… Thank God!

Our Lord Christ is the GOOD SHEPHERD… not a jackbooted prison warder. Thank God… the Church is NOT “uncompromising”…

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Many unformed recent converts natter on about how the Church is “uncompromising”, which is why they “converted” to Orthodoxy. Patriarch Kirill said the following about those who advocate “uncompromising faith”:

Never did the Lord say, “My teaching or death”. None of the Apostles said, “Orthodoxy or Death”. Because Orthodoxy is life eternal, it’s joy in the Holy Spirit, it’s the joy of life, but death is decay that came because of the Fall and the devil’s action. Now, we see, from time to time, false teachers who seduce people by calling to save Christianity, to save its purity, who repeat this dangerous, sinful, and self-contradictory slogan “Orthodoxy or death”. In the eyes of these people, you won’t find love; there burns a fire of demonic pride, a desire for power, which destroys the Church’s unity. Of course, they put on a good show, they hide behind pious visages, and they enjoy adulation from a certain set of people.

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/print/577278.html

We don’t have a wrathful God. Our God offers all of us the “onion”… that’s Dostoyevsky for them not in the know. God is MERCIFUL… not vengeful. Only the spiritually shallow believe in a vengeful God. Read St Chrysostom’s Easter Homily and get your mind right. One wonders if these jabronies have really converted in their heart-of-hearts… the Church has always been willing to bend the letter of the law if it helped someone’s salvation. I ask, “If they don’t like accommodation, why did they convert to Orthodoxy, which has oikonomia as one of its bedrock beliefs and practises?” It does make one wonder, doesn’t it?

BMD

30 September 2017. Here is What the REAL CHURCH Thinks of “Communist Murderers”

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Recently, the ROCOR issued a missive calling communists “murderers”. The ROCOR is part of the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias… which has no problem with communists… it does NOT call them “murderers”. Potapov et al are spitting on the Patriarchate and its good relations with people on the Left. Do recall that Fr Alexander Lebedeff admitted, “Yes, we took money from the CIA. We needed it and we were grateful for it”. Are elements in the ROCOR getting Langley’s shilling again? If so, it means that Langley has a whip hand over them… “He who pays the piper determines the tune”. Bear that in mind whenever you hear the rants from certain ROCOR rightwing elements. They may just be singing from Langley’s songbook (in return for getting Langley’s rotten money).

Look at the above images. HH has no problem with communists, nor does he call them “murderers”. You may stand with His Holiness or you may stand with Victor Potapov. I needn’t tell you where I stand… I confide that I’m not alone…

BMD

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