Voices from Russia

Monday, 23 February 2015

Great Lent Begins for Orthodox Christians

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Orthodox Christians in Russia and other countries around the world begin observing Great Lent on Monday 23 February, in preparation for Easter, the most sacred and holy day of the Orthodox Church’s ecclesiastical calendar, celebrated this year on 12 April. On Forgiveness Sunday, the last Sunday before the longest and strictest fasting season of the year in the Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias said, “Great Lent is a time for spiritual growth”. Orthodox Lent always begins on a Monday, designated as “Clean Monday”, a day when Orthodox faithful begin a spiritual and moral purification through fasting, prayer, meditations, repentance, attending Lenten religious services, and partaking of Confession and Communion. Patriarch Kirill said in his message, “Observing the 40 days of Great Lent means to change our lifestyle, go to church more often, and receive the Holy Sacraments, but the most important thing is to work on ourselves… seven weeks of work on the most fertile and the most important holy soil… the soil of overcoming our weaknesses. No spiritual growth and no other growth will be possible without it”. During the first week of Lent, His Holiness will hold special services twice a day in churches and monasteries in Moscow and Moscow Oblast.

23 February 2015




Tuesday, 29 April 2014

29 April 2014. The Easter Feast is STILL Rollin’ On!

00 Easter Foods. 28.04.14


The Easter Feast is still rollin’ on! It’s gonna go on STRONG until Pentecost… 8 June. That is, we have all of May and the first week of June as a festive season. Feast ye BOUNTEOUSLY. We’re Christians… that’s what we do!


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Sunday, 20 April 2014

20 April 2014. It’s Holy Easter! HOORAY!

00 Happy Easter 01. Happy Acolytes. 20.04.14.


It’s a time of celebration and FUN… this is the central day for all real Christians. This is what our faith is all about. Don’t have a long face… this is a joyous time. That’s why so many people reject Christianity; it looks as though some believers were not only weaned on pickles, they’ve been their constant diet ever since. SMILE and pass the pierogies… we’re Christians… that’s what we do! … Yes, I WILL have seconds on the galumpkis, if you please.


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Saturday, 19 April 2014

19 April 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Blessing the Patriots in the Southeast

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Blessing the patriots in Lugansk


00 Blessing the Patriots in slavyansk 01. 19.04.014

Blessing the patriots in Slavyansk


00 Blessing the Patriots in Donetsk 01. 19.04.014

Blessing the patriots in Donetsk


Life goes on in the patriot-controlled areas, as you can see, and there’s LESS disorder than in junta-controlled areas. I fully expect the junta to desecrate the feast… after all, Yatsenyuk is a SCIENTOLOGIST, a filthy cultist! The rest of ’em are heretical Evangelicals, schismatical Orthodox, and treacherous Uniates… not a savoury lot, are they? I fully expect them to blaspheme yet again. Reflect on the fact that the USA supports such shit and that American Evangelicals slobber their approval of it!

Pray for these brave people. May God grant them the victory over their godless foes. What courageous wonderful people… they do show us that there’s something other than “success” and filthy lucre in this world, don’t they?


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