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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Are You Being Persecuted?

00 Are you being persecuted. 25.11.14

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Because this question comes up every holiday season, I thought I’d help everyone out with a handy chart. Thanks to Ryan Richardson for making it look good.  See also:

Apparently, this bugs me every year.

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Rachel Held Evans

http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/holidays-persecuted

Saturday, 18 January 2014

18 January 2014. A Photo Essay. It Was a VERY Cossack Christmas in Volgograd…

00 Cossack Christmas in Volgograd 01. 14.01.14

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00 Cossack Christmas in Volgograd 02. 14.01.14

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00 Cossack Christmas in Volgograd 03. 14.01.14

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00 Cossack Christmas in Volgograd 04. 14.01.14

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00 Cossack Christmas in Volgograd 05. 14.01.14

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00 cossack Christmas in Volgograd 07. 14.01.14

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The above images show the contemporary life of the Cossacks in Volgograd Oblast. I’ll say this… Cossack honour and Cossack duty haven’t changed one bit, have they? If I had to choose between Cossack integrity and decency and the lies of a poseur like Rod Dreher (Mr Dreher issued snarky comments on Cossacks), there’s no choice for good people, is there? I know whom I favour… and I confide that most of you agree with me on this one…

BMD

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pope to Celebrate Mass in Youth Prison on Holy Thursday

00 Pope Francisco Bergoglio. 14.03.13

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On Thursday, the Vatican said in a statement that Pope Francisco Bergoglio would celebrate Mass next week, before Catholic Easter, in a youth detention centre in Rome, during which he’d wash the feet of prisoners. The Vatican said the Holy Thursday Mass would continue Bergoglio’s tradition as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, when he served Mass in prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes.

21 March 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_03_21/Pope-to-celebrate-mass-in-youth-prison-before-Easter/

Editor’s Note:

All leftists should note that Pope Francisco is a strong advocate of social justice and economic equity. That means that semi-Republican pukes like Dolan and O’Malley should halt their smarmy and underhanded support of the Republican Anti-Life Programme… but they won’t. Let God see and judge…

BMD

Monday, 9 January 2012

Officials and Royal Family Attended Christmas Liturgy in Belgrade

Crown Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević (1945- ) and his wife Crown Princess Katarina (1943- ), with Serbian Deputy PM Ivica Dačić (1966- ) to their left, at Christmas Liturgy served by Patriarch Irinej Gavrilović (1930- ) of all Serbia in Belgrade

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On Saturday morning, Patriarch Irinej Gavrilović of all Serbia served Christmas Liturgy in Belgrade. In his Christmas message, the patriarch said that our spiritual peace was disturbed very much by fears and worries about the events in the world, especially by the tragic events in Kosovo and Metohija, and he told Serbs in that province to persevere and remain in their homes, saying, “To our dear believers, Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, we send them the message to persevere in the midst of unjust suffering, and to remain in their homes with their Church and their holy places, in the land of their ancestors”. Today, Eastern Orthodox Serbs and Russians, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Copts in Egypt, the monasteries of Mt Athos, and Greek Old Calendarists mark and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ according to the Julian calendar.

In Belgrade, officials, opposition, and other public figures attended liturgy served by Patriarch Irinej in the Cathedral of St Michael the Archangel. They included Deputy PM Ivica Dačić, Minister of Religion and Diaspora Srđan Srećković, opposition SNS party leader Tomislav Nikolić, and Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević and his wife Katarina. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Belgrade, Stanislav Hočevar, was also present. On 9 January, Patriarch Irinej will travel to the Republika Srpska (RS) to take part in the entity’s patronal feast, the Holy Day of St Stefan.

7 January 2012

B92

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=01&dd=07&nav_id=78167

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