Voices from Russia

Sunday, 8 April 2018

8 April 2018. It’s Here… The Holiest of Holy Days for Orthodox Christians

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It’s here. This day defines what we are as Orthodox Christians. As the Apostle wrote:

If Christ be not risen from the dead, your faith is in vain.

If you don’t confess this in your heart of hearts, you’re no Christian, no matter how many pro-life placards you wave, how many guns you own, how many Republicans you vote for, or how many “faggots” you’ve hated and scorned. If Christ be risen truly in your heart, people know it. Trust me, if He isn’t, people know that too. Follow real Christians like HH, who was friends with Comandante Fidel and is friends with Comrade Zyuganov and the rocker Kostya Kinchyov. He spends his holidays with the homeless, sick, and imprisoned. Now, there’s a Christian with the Risen Christ in his heart… may we do likewise! Say it loud:

Христосъ воскресе!

Воистинну воскресе!

This is why we believe and continue to believe. Stay focused, stay the course, and stand firm. The plug-uglies can’t win as long as we face forward and keep on truckin’. Take my hand… the road does twist, turn, and have its bumps and furrows…

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Saturday, 7 May 2016

7 May 2016. Did You Know? The Last Shots Fired by the Red Army in the VOV Were on Holy Easter?

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The last shots fired by the Red Army in the VOV were at the fall of Festung Breslau in Silesia on 6 May 1945… Holy Easter Sunday that year. It was also the holyday of St George the all-Victorious (as it is every year). So, even though the formal surrender didn’t come into force until 0200 MSK 9 May 1945, the fellow with the placard is correct, in fact (it always takes time for formalities to catch up with realities).

Betcha didn’t know that one…

BMD

Sunday, 1 May 2016

1 May 2016. We Kept Vigil and Waited… HE CAME! Христосъ воскресе! Вотистинну воскресе!

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Last night we kept holy vigil in the darkened church… then… HE CAME! Remember, this season is the centre of the Christian Year for a reason. If Christ be not risen from the dead, your faith is in vain… I testify that it isn’t…

Христосъ воскресе!

Воистинну воскресе!

BMD

Saturday, 30 April 2016

30 April 2016. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Christ is Risen!

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God be with you, my dear friends. May all of you have peace, spiritual tranquillity, and God’s Presence.

30 April 2016

Vitaly Podvitsky

Vitaly Podvitsky Masterskaya Karikatury

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Editor:

You needed proof of the revival in Russia? Stick your finger in the wound for yourself…

BMD

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