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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

30 November 2016. You May Believe the Lies of the “White Helmets” and the Western Media or You May Believe VVP… There’s NO Middle Ground

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President Putin ordered the deployment of mobile hospitals to aid the civilian victims of the American-enabled terrorists in Aleppo. Note well that the USA has done nothing of the sort… all that it does is to funnel arms to its terrorist surrogates via its proxies in the KSA and Gulf kleptocracies. People like Christiane Amanpour pour out lies about Russian and Iranian attacks on innocents and deny the obvious truth about American aid to terrorism, whilst spreading fibs about so-called “democratic enclaves” (which have less existence in the real world than the Jabberwocky).

You may applaud Vladimir Vladimirovich or you may applaud Christiane Amanpour. Which one you choose will tell the world much about your character…

BMD

Monday, 28 November 2016

28 November 2016. How Should Christians Respond to the Likes of Rod Dreher?

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I and a friend had a colloquy about Dreher. Basically, my attitude is, “If they don’t like our Church, why are they in it?” All of my friends in Russia are lefties… mostly, working-class commies who go to Church. The Party and Church made up way back in the 90s… Dreher won’t admit that, but only God can change Dreher’s mind… we can’t. He’s not alone, sadly enough. I’m surprised he hasn’t joined forces with that turd Matthew Heimbach. However, let him be. He’s lost in irrelevance, as far as Church matters go. As long as he posts no heresy, we should ignore him and his rants from now on. He shot his credibility during the brouhaha over Paffhausen’s “resignation”. If you want to talk about Paffso’s removal, if the Centre were behind him, he’d still be Metropolitan, and he isn’t. Note how they give Mollard things that they never gave Paffso.

There comes a time when you simply have to leave ranters be and let them maunder on. We all do have better things to do with our God-given time… if it comes down to our Holy Patriarch or Rod Dreher, there’s no contest. Leave him be… no good will come of any intervention or reply. It’s time to let this one go… it’s in God’s hands now.

BMD

Sunday, 27 November 2016

27 November 2016. Rod Dreher Attacks Our Holy Patriarch… Shouldn’t He Find a Church More to His Liking?

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Rod Dreher is up to his usual antics again. This time, he used his soapbox at Buchanan’s Far Right rag to attack our holy Patriarch. It’s no secret that Kirill Gundyaev is LEFT of centre. Everyone knows this. Rightwing filth like Potapov and Dreher are actually swimming against the tide; they’re not in the mind of the Church at all. Our Patriarch wrote a nice letter of condolences to the Castro family and to the Cuban people. It’s quite in his style to do so… Dreher KNOWS that HH is leftist in orientation. For instance, look at the image below:

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This was HH laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Aleksandrovsky Sad, on 22 June. HH ORDERS the Church to serve Pannikhida for the fallen of the Red Army and for the many civilian victims of the VOV. I’ll bet you that Dreher’s parish is rebellious, and refuses to do so. HH has blessed clerics to offer Pannikhida at the Kremlin Wall, before the niche of G K Zhukov, as Georgi Konstantinovich was a believer. HH blessed and approved clerics to offer Pannikhida for the Soviet war dead of the Spanish Civil War. All this is publicised on patriarchia.ru. It’s no secret and the Church isn’t ashamed of it, either. Other Local Churches do likewise… here is a laying to rest of the remains of two Soviet pilots in Czechia… the Local Church there sent a priest to serve Pannikhida, as is proper.

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In fact, HH does likewise… here he is in Cuba, laying a wreath at a memorial to the Cuban soldiers who died defending Angola from South African and American aggression.

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In short, Rod Dreher is out of step with the Church (but not with elements in the ROCOR who’ve long sold-out to Langley and received its dirty money). If Mr Dreher doesn’t like our holy patriarch, he should leave and go elsewhere… perhaps, to any one of the many Evangelical conventicles in his state. He’s more in tune with them than he is with us. After all, he voted for Trump the Chump, who’s LESS of a Christian than Comrade Fidel was… Comrade Fidel didn’t dump wives right and left… nor did he run whorehouses, sweat-shops, and plantations, like so many of those in Little Havana in Miami. They’re natural Republicans… they oppressed their employees and used the state to kill those who opposed them. They’re far from being “innocents”… their hands are drenched in the blood of their compatriots.

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HH with Comrade Zyuganov at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow… they’re friends and not ashamed of it either!

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We have a HOLY patriarch. GOD BLESS AND KEEP HIM. 

Go to hell, Rod… you’re not of us… you never have been and never will, until you drop your arrogance and drop your rightwing fancies. I don’t see that happening. I’d love to see it happen, but I don’t think that it will. God can work miracles… we mere humans can’t…

BMD

Saturday, 26 November 2016

OFFICIAL Condolences of Patriarch Kirill on the death of Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

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OFFICIAL

To the Chairman of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, General Raúl Castro Ruz

Your Excellency!

I learned of the death of your older brother, Fidel Castro Ruz, with deep sorrow. I express to you, to the families and relatives of the deceased, as well as all the people of Cuba, my sincere condolences. Comandante Fidel was one of the most famous and prominent public figures of our time, he won international prestige, and he was a legend even during his own lifetime. As the embodiment of the Cuban people, he expended all his strength to attain his country’s genuine independence to ensure that it took its rightful place in the global family of nations. The Russian Orthodox Church will always say Fidel Castro’s name with respect and gratitude. With his personal involvement, we erected a parish church in Havana dedicated to the Wonderworking Icon of the Mother of God “of Kazan” , and Fidel, in his own words, made himself the “building inspector”. I have fond memories of my meetings with Comandante Fidel. The scale and acuteness of his mind always amazed me, as did his ability to speak with knowledge on a variety of topics. Our last conversation took place on 13 February of this year at his home, the day after my meeting with Pope Francisco. In my heart, I’ll always enshrine a good memory of this courageous and charismatic person, a man who was a sincere friend of the Russian Orthodox Church. In these mournful days, may the Lord bestow upon you and the whole family of Comandante Fidel Castro solace and composure to carry on.

With deepest sympathy,

Castro and Metropolitan Kirill Gundyaev+ Kirill

Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias

26 November 2016

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/4697964.html

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Will Potapov allow this to appear on the ROCOR main website? Or, shall he be a rebellious rightwing pig, as always? We’ll just have to see…

BMD

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