Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 August 2015

30 August 2015. The Seed is the Word of God

00 gospel of luke 300815

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

30 June 2015. The Kingdom of God is Within You

00 Viktor Olkhovsky. Aurora Borealis in Leningrad Oblast 1. gospel of luke. 300615

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Monday, 8 June 2015

8 June 2015. The Magnificat

00 Icon of the most holy mother of god 'the sovereign 01. magnificat. 04.04.15

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We shouldn’t use “Theotokos” in English… we don’t in Russian! If “пресватая богородице” is good in Russian and Slavonic, then, “Most Holy Godbearer [and Mother of God]” is good in English, too. “Theotokos” was Schmemann’s goofy attempt to pander to the Greeks. If Greeks want to use “Theotokos”… that’s OK… they’re simply following their language and culture. Russian Orthodox people shouldn’t use it… we should follow our own tradition… to keep this title in our language, not Greek. “Most Holy Godbearer and Mother of God”… that DOES have a mellifluous and LITURGICAL ring to it (shades of the AV and the Geneva Bible, no?). You can hear a deacon proclaiming that in a joyous basso profundo in a darkened church amidst a sea of lit candles, can’t you?

BMD

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

12 May 2015. Be Ye Therefore Merciful

00 Be Ye Therefore Merciful. moscow. cat. russia. 04.01.15

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