Voices from Russia

Sunday, 16 April 2017

16 April 2017. Fr Vazken on the Resurrection

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Some jerk is going to say:

They’re not in communion with us. They’re not Orthodox.

Hey, that’s Orthodoxy for ya… we fight with one another… sometimes, even deny each other the chalice… but we’re one people, one faith, one heart, one soul… for there’s only one Christ. Let those with open hearts and souls hear…

The Orthosphere lives. There IS a unity amongst all Orthodox, both Eastern and Oriental, despite the theological disputes. Look at the love between Russians and Armenians… need I add more?

BMD

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

9 March 2016. A Busted Clock is Right Twice a Day… Glenn Beck Actually Speaks Truth on the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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This is very short. Who woulda thunk it… Beck speaks the truth about the Ottoman Turkish Christian Holocaust. He’s still chock fulla shit on everything else. However, on this, he’s right… and I believe in posting the truth, regardless of the source.

BMD

Sunday, 20 December 2015

20 December 2015. No Comment Necessary Department… I Grew Up in Aleppo…

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Friday, 2 January 2015

2 January 2015. This Year Marks a Sad Anniversary… 100 Years Since the Armenian Holocaust

00 Tatev Monastery. ARMENIA. Russia and Armenia Friends

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00 Karo Qakhedjian Armenian Fighter 01

Karo Qakhedjian (“The White Bear”), Armenian hero of the Nagorno-Karabakh War… from Fresno CA, of all places

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I intend to do more pieces on it, but I want everyone to note that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Holocaust. In 1915, the Ottomans began their massacre of the Christian population of the Empire… not only Armenians, but Syriacs, Assyrians, and Greeks as well. All suffered… in a catastrophe that’s been rarely equalled. The Middle East hadn’t seen the like since the time of Tamerlane… Europe saw its like in the Nazi Holocaust (which encompassed Roma, Slavs, and Greeks as well as Jews… all were Untermenschtumen in Nazi eyes). Russia is Armenia’s friend… always has been… always will be. Yes… we aren’t in communion… however, that hasn’t prevented close fraternal relations between the Patriarchate of Moscow and all the Russias and the Armenian Apostolic Church. Patriarch Kirill and Catholicos Karekin are personal friends, as well as being brother hierarchs. We should do likewise and promote good relations between the Russian Orthodox and Armenian diasporas in the USA and Canada.

Armenia still fights for its life. Russia stands by it… America stands by the enemies of Armenia. No wonder that Armenia joined the Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Community (TS EvrAsES)… it stands with those who stand by it, not against it. Remember the White Bear and his bravery in the Nagorno-Karabakh War… that’s why Armenia still lives… it’s people REFUSE to give in…

The Orthosphere IS one…

BMD 

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