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Saturday, 28 November 2015

28 November 2015. This is What the Armenian Spetsnaz Do For Shits n’ Giggles

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Have you ever wondered why the Armenians have lasted so long in a tough neighbourhood? Look at this picture… it’s what the Armenian spetsnaz do for shits n’ giggles. This is the sort of people that the Armenians are. FULL STOP. If you want to know what kind of fighters the Armenians are, do ask the Azerbaijanis. Oh, yes… Armenia and Russia are bosom bros from way back… they’re part of the Orthosphere, dontcha know…



Wednesday, 25 February 2015

25 February 2015. She’s from Serbia… She’s in Novorossiya Fighting the Uniates… the Orthosphere Stands TOGETHER

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The two largest groups of foreign volunteers in the VSN are Greeks and Serbs… does that surprise you? The Orthosphere stands as one. It’s like when Russians went to help our Armenian bros in Nagorno-Karabakh. All Orthodox have an OBLIGATION to stand openly, publicly, and fearlessly for our Orthodox coreligionists in Novorossiya. That’s why the actions of people like Victor Potapov (who works for the American enablers of the Uniate junta), Vassa Larina (who associates with the Uniate enemies of Novorossiya), and S L Kishkovskaya and S A Schmemann (who work for the Western anti-Orthodox media machine) are questionable in the extreme. Our coreligionists have a knife at their throats. Those I named help those who hold the knife to their throats. I call that evil… I’m not alone.


Friday, 2 January 2015

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

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


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…


Thursday, 13 September 2012

13 September 2012. A Proffered Definition of “Orthosphere”… a Useful Neologism if there ever was one

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The grave of Karo Qakhedjian, one of the heroes of the Orthosphere… the “White Bear”, one of the courageous Armenian fighters in the Nagorno-Karabakh War (he was a battalion commander)… he was from Fresno CA USA (an illustration of one of my points below)



The countries where Orthodoxy is the majority religion, where it’s the major influence behind social life… e.g. Ethiopia, Russia, Greece, Armenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Serbia; or, where Orthodox have had a significant minority presence for centuries… e.g. Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Eastern Poland, Iran, Eastern Slovakia, Iraq, Kerala in India, Palestine, the Lebanon. It’s another name for the “Orthodox civilisational bloc” of Sergei Solovyov.

All other Orthodox are “in the diaspora”… that is, we’re “citizens of the Orthosphere resident elsewhere”. That is to say, there’s NO “American Orthodoxy”, there’s only several disunited and disparate Orthodox diasporas in this country (Russian, Greek, Serb, Syrian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian, East Indian).

“Orthodox” is meant in a cultural sense… not in the sense of “who’s in communion with whom”. Interestingly enough, although there’s no communion between “Eastern” and “Oriental” Orthodox, there’s much confessional and cultural similarity, so much so that we make ONE discrete social bloc. In like manner, Uniates are NOT part of the Orthosphere… they’ve given in to and pander to the West. They’re Westerners with an “Orthodox” veneer. That is, there’s an “Orthosphere”, but there’s NO “Eastern Church” (especially, not one including Uniate traitors).

We are NOT Westerners, even if we live in the West. We ARE ORTHODOX… with ALL that term implies. Most importantly, we are AGAINST Western individualism in all its forms (especially, in the economic sphere, as it conflicts with Orthodox ideas of Social Justice), Orthodoxy teaches a godly communitarianism, and that’s that.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Thursday 13 September 2012

Albany NY

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