The most important thing is to preserve love. Don’t fall into animosity; don’t fall into disputes. The enemy hates harmony. Discord is one of his most ancient wiles. Therefore, I wish that you had brotherhood and unity. Restrain yourself; forgive one another.
Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov
On 20 February, in the 98th year of life, Fr Archimandrite Kirill Pavlov departed this life. Today, 21 February, his body will lie in state at the St Sergei-Troitsa Lavra in Sergeyev Posad. He was one of the greatest elders of our time. Always remember that their numbers are few… and that we have none here in the USA. Kirill Dmitryevich was the elder to three patriarchs and people called him the “all-Russian Confessor”
The memory of the righteous will be eternal
Вечная ему память
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I have good news to report. Nicky’s brother Gregory (who’s a deacon at the famous St John the Baptist parish in Mayfield PA) told us that Constantine is now out of hospital and is recovering at home. He’s not completely well yet and still needs your prayers… we’re Christians; that’s what we do.
Remember, to pray for those “of the house” isn’t only a duty, it’s a positive good, not only for those we pray for but for us, too.
Your yoke is easy and your burthen is light
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On Sunday, in Ohio, Nicky’s younger brother Constantine was in an auto accident. He was alone in the car, so no one else got hurt (his wife and child were in another vehicle). The injuries aren’t life-threatening, but he injured his back. It’s time to pray for one of our own… we’re Christians; that’s what we do.
I was sick and you visited me…
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Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev serving Pannikhida for the Sochi crash victims at the Novospassky Monastery in Moscow on 2 November 2017
This is an unedited vid of the funeral at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery (FVMK) in Mytishchi (Moscow Oblast)… the secular farewell proper begins with speeches at 8:38. The religious service begins at 16:15. The procession to the grave begins at 23:00. The burial proper begins at 34:00. Fast forward, if you wish…
A more edited vid… the religious service begins at 1:40… it ends with the famous Sacred Love by G V Sviridov
The farewell for Lieutenant-General V M Khalilov, the Ensemble dirigent (click on the link… it works… it only looks broken for some reason)
The Russian government is keeping a tight lid on the investigation. It’s releasing nothing to the media as of today. However, I’ll report that most ordinary Russians believe that the CIA sabotaged the aircraft. Most believe that they simply interfered with the structure or engines, to make it look like a technical breakdown (a common Langley tactic). No matter what conclusion the investigation reaches, the Russian public has made up its mind… the Americans did it… at the urging of Hillary Clinton and her allies. It’s much like the sinking of the K141 Kursk… no one believes the official reason… everyone believes that an American sub rammed the Kursk.
In short, this wasn’t only a tragedy, it was another link in the chain of incidents that has eroded Russian faith in the USA. Deserved or not, that’s the reality. Unfortunately, the actions of feckless warmongering filth such as McCain and Clinton exacerbated this. God do help us.
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