Voices from Russia

Sunday, 6 December 2015

6 December 2015. 19 Days to Catholic Christmas… 25 Days to the New Year… 38 Days to Orthodox Christmas… 50 Days to Epiphany

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The countdown continues…


Friday, 4 December 2015

4 December 2015. Give a Gift of Joy for Christmas… Season’s Greetings from the MP Department of Church Charity and Social Services

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I combined two separate demots… they shared the central image in common… one had the upper words only, the other only had the lower words. I did my best to match the English typefaces with the Cyrillic ones.

Do something charitable this holiday season… we’re Christians, that’s what we do…


Sunday, 29 November 2015

29 November 2015. Happy Holidays to All of Y’all… Now, Come Back, Y’Hear (Don’t be a Stranger)!

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Whatever holiday you celebrate… whatever your race or creed… HAPPY HOLIDAYS! There’s nothing wrong in that at all. NOTHING. There’s no war against Christmas… there’s no persecution of Christians… but there IS an imperative on our part to spread the love given by Our Lord Christ and the joy that such implants in our hearts. Last time that I looked, the Lord Christ discriminated against no one, so neither should we. To all of you, whatever you celebrate at this time of year (for all, both believers and secularists, celebrate SOMETHING, if nothing else than the Mid-Winter Festival):


Now, where’s that jug… it’s time for a party…


29 November 2015. On a Proper Attitude to the Fast…

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Don’t walk around with a long face! Don’t tell people that you’re abstaining! Do good as much as you can! Do to others as you’d like them to do unto you! There… that’s the ticket for the Fast. If you don’t have joy in your heart, your fast is a sham and Satan sits on the throne. Do think on that whenever you hear the usual cast of suspects bloviate on this or that minute flyspeck in the canons. The Fast is a GIFT… do meditate on that…


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