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Friday, 14 February 2014

14 February 2014. oca.org Marks Anniversary of Mollard’s Consecration… But Has NO Word on the Holy Synod’s Decision in re Storheim Nor Did It Issue Condolences to the Sakhalin Shooting Victims

00 Syosset First Commandment. 14.02.14

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Talk about misplaced priorities! The layabouts at oca.org promptly posted a fluff piece on Mollard’s tenth anniversary of his consecration… but are SILENT on what the Holy Synod decided in re the convicted perv Storheim (if they decided anything at all) and REFUSED to give condolences to the families of the victims of the recent tragedy in Sakhalin.

This gives us three takeaways… firstly, it proves that oca.org is full of obsequious running dogs. Their attitude is, “Let’s all clap in unison, and let’s make sure that we mark down who stops applauding or (worse yet) those who’re only pretending to applaud!” (That is, they and their ROCOR analogues are Stalinist toadies of the most foul sort… Potapov included.) The most important thing in that piece of fluff was that Mollard became a “professor” at STS immediately upon graduation. There are interesting rumours about Mollard and Herman… this only deepens them. You don’t make an immature smarkacz of 27 as a professor at a seminary forming clergy… it’s irresponsible and reckless. Mollard was no expert in ANYTHING. Indeed, the only reason he got the white hat is that he’s so bovine that he won’t rock the boat (things will get worse due to his inattention and incompetence, but it still won’t get as bad as it could be if Fatso were still at the helm).

Secondly, the OCA isn’t “transparent” (why are you quiet, Gregory Nescott? Does power mean so much to you that you’ll do anything to keep it?). Justice Mainella threw the book at Storheim on 24 January… THREE WEEKS AGO. The OCA has done NOTHING. NOTHING… they’ve done NOTHING. The Canadian Press wrote:

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Christopher Mainella said in an oral decision that lasted for two hours, “I don’t believe the testimony of the accused. The accused wasn’t credible about his behaviour. He … provided nonsensical answers and wasn’t consistent in his version of events”.

That’s strong medicine and big juju coming from a judge speaking on the record. In short, Judge Mainella expected the OCA to get its justice mojo going… but the OCA did NOTHING to discipline this convicted perv. It hasn’t even issued a reprimand or real statement of its intentions in re Mr Storheim… no doubt, on the advice of their shyster lawyers. It’s been THREE WEEKS, kids… you can’t say that I didn’t give ‘em enough time. Then again, they just issued personnel notices that were six- and five-months-old. In an age of smartphones, e-mail, and internet websites… it took SIX MONTHS. That’s irresponsibility and incompetence writ large… and no one dares “bell” Lyonyo or his stooge Jillions. Trust me, one could post such things in five minutes… we should post such things (at least) monthly, and we should post about ordinations BEFORE they happen, so that objections (if any) can reach the bishop BEFORE he makes a foolish mistake.

Thirdly, oca.org doesn’t acknowledge the shooting incident in Sakhalin. HH acknowledged it… his condolences were on the homepage of patriarchia.ru. Sakhalin is MUCH closer to the Diocese of Alaska than Syosset is (this diocese has the largest number of OCA parishes in any given US state), and many Alaska Native people have contacts in the Russian Far East (especially, with other indigenous folks). The OCA is a semi-autocephalous dependency of the MP… no way is it a full autocephalous Local Church… without the Centre’s imprimatur, the OCA would be a fringe group (just like the Paris Jurisdiction is). The shooting is BIG NEWS… indeed, if we believed in the catholicity of the Church, such condolences would’ve been up that very Sunday, just as HH’s condolences were. All that we needed to say was:

The Orthodox Church in America extends its condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the recent shooting in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. We ask all believers to pray for the repose of the dead and for the swift healing of those wounded. We ask all clergy to mention the victim’s names during the Proskomidi next week. The OCA shares the grief of its co-religionists in Sakhalin Oblast, which is so near to our own Diocese of Alaska.

Eternal be their memory…

That’s all that was necessary. It tells you something about Lyonyo… it tells you something about Jillions… it tells you something about Mollard… it tells you something about Lil’ Mizz Ginny… none of it good. God willing, we’ll begin to act as Christians should, for we’re not doing such now. As Archbishop Tikhon Dorovskikh said at the victims’ funeral:

May God grant that we’ve learned the right lessons from this tragedy. We shouldn’t cultivate hatred, nor should we curse the killer, for we learned a lesson about ourselves and about our society. We thought that we knew how to behave with others, that we were with Christ, that we were righteous, that we were trying to keep the commandments, that we were trying to see each person as an image and likeness of God, and that we were trying to love every person, no matter how unpleasant it seemed. Then, this love appeared… we must take it to ourselves, to place it in our hearts, only that will bring upon us God’s blessing and abundance. Then, and only then, will we have anything to give, and everyone around us will see that we’re really Christians.

You can heed this god-pleasing admonition, or you can follow the goofy arrant shit peddled over the years by Syosset, SVS, the HOOMies, and Platina (Rose and his “toll houses“… Bah! Humbug!)… that’s all that’s on offer. It’s up to you…

BMD 

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Man Killed in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Homeless… Calls for Canonisation of Those Killed… Cossacks to Guard Churches in the Kuban

00 BMD. Zyuganov We should strive to be better. 25.12.13

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Editor’s Foreword:

Do mistrust the “English side” of Pravmir… often, the “translations” are bowdlerised and crank. The Platina crowd does some of it… nothing more need be said, no? Always stick to the “Russian side”, and run a “machine translation” if you must. Always avoid the rot that spews out of Platina, the HOOMies, and SVS if you can… after all, didn’t the ludicrous absorption with the “toll house” nonsense come out of Platina?

BMD

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Today, 12 February, a considerable number of believers gathered at the Cathedral of the Resurrection for the Liturgy of the feastday of the Three Holy Hierarchs. After the Liturgy, the clergy served the funeral for the innocent victims of Sunday’s shooting, then, believers carried out the Last Farewell. At the cemetery, the clergy served a litiya. The beggars of the porch of the cathedral and the street people came to bid farewell to Vladimir Zaporozhets, the homeless hero who saved four parishioners from death in the cathedral, as they were his friends in misfortune. After the funeral, a memorial meal took place in the refectory of the spiritual and educational centre of the Diocese of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils.

Fr Viktor Gorbach, the head of the Diocesan Mission Department told Pravmir, “Today, his homeless friends travelled in a bus together with everyone else to the cemetery, and, then, had dinner in the spiritual and educational centre at the common table. In any other situation, one might say, ‘Who are you?’ All too often, we’d drive them away. This time, they were friends of the hero”. Fr Viktor recounted how 10 homeless people with bruised and puffy faces came to give a last farewell to their friend. He said, “It was interesting to see how someone tried to accost a homeless woman with a puffy face and a black eye at the cemetery. She said, ‘We came to say goodbye to Volodya; he was our friend’. They came to say goodbye to their friend. This feeling of belonging to something higher seemed to change their very bearing”. His son and relatives came to pay their last respects. Vladimir Zaporozhets wasn’t a simple sort; he was an ex-con. His family testified that it was very difficult to get along with him. However, he was the only one who wasn’t afraid to stand tall for the believers in the church. When the shooter opened fire, he sacrificed his life, covering the parishioners with his body.

Fr Viktor told us that everyone in the parish knew Vladimir well, he was in penury, and so, he often stood in the porch begging. He noted, “It’s amazing… he heard gunshots and went to defend the church. This act changes our whole attitude to homeless people. Indeed, many consider those beggars standing on the porch worthless people. Yet, one of them went to protect the church. In spite of everything, he did a podvig“. According to eyewitnesses, Vladimir was near the church. Nun Ilariona Funtova, the head of the Diocesan IT Department, said, “Hearing the shots, Vladimir ran inside the building. Surveillance camera video showed that he persistently tried to stop the gunman, telling him off, waving his hands”. She related how Vladimir got up after suffering wounds, trying to prevent the shooter from shooting again, but the perp shot him in the chest and head. Vladimir died on the spot from his wounds. Mother Ilariona said, “He took four shots, saving four lives”.

13 February 2014

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The Kuban Cossack Host decided to guard churches during services. LifeNews reported that Cossacks will beef up patrols in all parts of Krasnodar Krai, but not uniformly, as there’s a lack of personnel now, as a large number of Cossacks are in Sochi, to give security for the Olympics. Yevgeni Kurbatov, a senior aide to the Ataman of the Kuban Cossack Host, said, “After the tragedy that occurred in the church in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, we decided to strengthen protection of churches in the Kuban. We’ll do this so that people can come to services in safety, so that they can pray to the Lord, without worrying about their security”.

Cossacks patrols near churches won’t carry firearms. Nevertheless, such patrols could stop potential troublemakers. Cossack Sergeant Aleksandr Galkin said, “We patrol near the church from eight in the morning to eight at night. Usually, we can see potential troublemakers immediately. We go up to them and ask them to act like decent people”. Cossacks not only protect the church, but also give advice to believers on where to buy icons and candles, tell people the service schedule, and tell people when sacraments are available. Believers feel safer with such protection nearby. One believer said, “I feel safer when the Cossacks are nearby. The Cossacks don’t carry firearms; they won’t use excessive force”. In the Kuban, Cossack patrols started more than a year ago. Since then, they help the police in policing in the area.

13 February 2014

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The tragedy [in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk] brought forth great sorrow in my heart. For many years, I knew Mother Lyudmila Pryasahnikova, who was a very lively, loving, bright person and a faithful servant of Our Lord Jesus Christ. When she took monastic vows, she chose a name in honour of New Martyr of Russia St Lyudmila Petrova; she met her end in God’s church on the feastday of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia. The Heavenly Church, the Church Triumphant, gained yet another Witness for Christ.

There was another victim in the church… the Servant of God Vladimir Zaporozhets. People told me that he often stood begging at the cathedral door. Perhaps, many passed him by, hurrying to services, not even paying attention to this beggar. However, on 9 February, the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the Lord showed us all whose prayer He heard, and whom He justified. Vladimir sacrificed his life “for his friends” and received the crown of martyrdom. Apostle St Paul told us that God calls us not only to believe in Christ, but also to suffer for Him. St Filaret of Moscow wrote that suffering for Christ is a gift from God. They became victims in the cathedral*, yet, this act of evil testified to the glory of God.

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*This word in Russian can mean both “cathedral” and “assembly”… I believe that Vladyki Daniil is playing on words… they were martyrs in the “cathedral” (in the church building), and were part of the “assembly” of martyrs (in the choir of saints).

BMD

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I learned about the terrible tragedy before the Liturgy. I stood in the service, and my heart grieved until it was time for the Cherubic Hymn. I went up to the altar and cut a particle of the Lamb in honour of the repose of the newly departed Nun Lyudmila. That calmed my soul; it brought me a singular serenity, and the rest of the service went well. I urge all Orthodox Christians to pray for the repose of the innocent victims and for the health of those now in hospital. Let’s dwell in love and prayer for one another. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring us; we must always be ready to give an account to the Lord of our affairs, we must always have faith. If Christ doesn’t find love in our hearts, then, woe to us.

13 February 2014

Metropolitan Daniil Dorovskikh of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory

Vladyki Daniil is the younger brother of Archbishop Tikhon Dorovskikh of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils

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This tragic event affected not only our island, not only our Orthodox people, but the whole world. Today, I see here my brother in Christ, Fr Tomash, the pastor of the Catholic parish of Sakhalin. I’m very glad that Fr Tomash came to the cathedral for worship today to share our prayers. Remember the words of St Amvrosy of Optina, “Nothing accidental happens in life”. I’d like to draw your attention to some points… not in the life of the shooter, but to some amazing coincidences… firstly, there’s the fact that this tragedy happened on the feastday of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia. Accordingly, heaven supplemented them with two new martyrs for Christ. Moreover, today, the day of their funeral and burial, is the feastday of the Three Holy Hierarchs… Ss Basil the GreatGregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. Again, I’d stress that this is no coincidence. After all, these teachers confessed the full doctrine of the Holy Trinity and the Incarnation; they showed us what it means to believe in Christ correctly.

If we’re wrong in our beliefs… then, we aren’t Christians, we aren’t followers of Christ, and when people begin to slip away from faith, terrible things happen. Let’s remember 1917… a year when God punished our Holy Russia for apostasy. The Lord sent it… our own Russian people desecrated churches and killed people. Who was “scientific director” of this rabble? Of course, it was Satan. What did we see in the cartoons of the 20s? What did they show? We saw a Red Army soldier with a rifle thrusting a bayonet into the stomach of a “bourgeoisparasite“, and where was he thrusting his bayonet? Into a priest! That is, of course, the target was the Church, to destroy the truth of God on earth, to destroy human truth.

Something similar happened in Nazi Germany. The German people, as well as the Russian people, aren’t to blame… ordinary people aren’t guilty of those who came to power professing Satanism… the Bolsheviks and the Nazis. All of them professed Satanism. This wrong spiritual dispensation led to terrible loss of life and human tragedies. Here we see the same thing… a young man was “carried away”. What carried him away? He became interested in the esoteric, in neopaganism. As a result, through this the wrong spiritual dispensation, Satan again unleashed his hatred of the Holy Orthodox Church. This reminds me of an episode that some told me about the release of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn‘s Gulag Archipelago. At that time in Western Europe, many people went for communist ideas, tons of ‘em joined the Communist Party. When this book shed light on the true nature of communism, the disillusioned packed the Communist Party offices… in all of their “cells” in France, dustbins were full of party cards… people saw the light. People realised the lie, they realised who we are.

God forbid that we, looking at such things, fail to extract the right lessons. It’s clear that from a human point of view, it’s a tragedy. However, were I to tell you that we need to put guards everywhere to protect our children, to guard every kindergarten, to guard every shop, of course, that’s wrong. We can’t do that. Our “security” should be in our worldview, in our goals, in a right understanding of what God is. We should be in communion with Him, that’s how we can achieve the “image of God” (богоподобия) here on earth, to become “divine by grace” (богами по благодати). At one time, a ruler asked St Basil the Great, “Why don’t you accept the teachings of Arius (Arians didn’t consider Jesus Christ to be God) and venerate him?” St Basil replied, “I was born to become divine by grace, so, why should I bow down to a creäture?” For such a response, answering everything, the ruler let him go.

These newly slain people died for Christ’s sake, so, let’s look at everything. Externally, it seemed that the Servant of God Vladimir was a young man who, somewhere, at some time, got “lost” in life, but his death showed his inward disposition. The cathedral camcorder video makes it clear that, at a moment when the killer forced a woman to her knees, intending to shoot her, the Servant of God Vladimir entered the cathedral and started to expostulate with the criminal. The video shows that Vladimir waved his arms as he tried to stop the criminal, allowing the woman to flee the cathedral. He saved her life by giving up his life! The shooter wounded him in the leg. Yet, he got up and went after the perp, who wounded him in the chest, and, then, shot him in the head.

Accepting the bullets, taking them on him, he performed the Gospel Call at the cost of his own life; Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends (Gospel according to St John 15.13). he attained honour, as apostle St Paul wrote… For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake (Epistle of Apostle St Paul to the Philippians 1.29). Law enforcement officials tell us that circumstantial evidence shows that Mother Lyudmila, before the gunman shot her in the face, refused to cower and cover her face. You need to have this kind of courage together with faith to “earn” the honour of suffering for Christ.

It would seem that only a moment, a twinkling, separates us from eternity. However, from what eternity? Is it an eternity in communion with that “scientific director” who sent this “shooter” into Sakhalin, with the demons, in Hell, or, does that moment separate a person from joy in the heavenly abode? They made their choice. It’s amazing how the internal disposition of a person comes out at such moments. A young man was at the cathedral’s spiritual and educational centre; when he heard the shots, he rushed to pull out the wounded, mostly women. He said that he had no fear at that point; he only became scared after he’d pulled all of them out. That is, each person has fear, but it departs when you need to commit a courageous act. This, I believe, is why martyrs for Christ had the chance to suffer for Him… the Lord gave them this chance. However, they allowed the Lord to give them the chance. Why does the Lord choose a particular time to call people to Him? I’d say that it’s because either a person becomes a slave to evil and can’t get better, or, it’s when a person’s ready for the Kingdom of Heaven. We saw that here… the fruit was ripe; these people went to the Lord.

I’ve already said that, humanly speaking, we’re hurt, we’re sad, but from the standpoint of eternity, from the standpoint of God’s Truth, many of our parishioners confirm that they’re sorrowful, but they have heartfelt joy from the fact that we have new intercessors before God, and that we knew them. We know how we should live our earthly life… with compassion, with intensity, in a pure and pious communion with the Lord. May God grant that we’ve learned the right lessons from this tragedy. We shouldn’t cultivate hatred, nor should we curse the killer, for we learned a lesson about ourselves and about our society. We thought that we knew how to behave with others, that we were with Christ, that we were righteous, that we were trying to keep the commandments, that we were trying to see each person as an image and likeness of God, and that we were trying to love every person, no matter how unpleasant it seemed. Then, this love appeared… we must take it to ourselves, to place it in our hearts, only that will bring upon us God’s blessing and abundance. Then, and only then, will we have anything to give, and everyone around us will see that we’re really Christians. As the Holy Fathers said, “Hate sin, but love the sinner”.

13 February 2014

Archbishop Tikhon Dorovskikh of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils

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Pravoslavie i Mir (Orthodoxy and the World)

http://www.pravmir.ru/provodit-v-poslednij-put-geroya-v-yuzhno-saxalinske-prishli-ego-druzya-bezdomnye/

http://www.pravmir.ru/posle-strelby-v-yuzhno-saxalinske-na-kubani-kazaki-udvoili-oxranu-xramov/

http://www.pravmir.ru/mitropolit-arxangelskij-daniil-vladimir-zaporozhec-pozhertvoval-zhiznyu-za-drugi-svoya-i-poluchil-muchenicheskij-venec/

http://www.pravmir.ru/arxiepiskop-yuzhno-saxalinskij-tixon-daj-bog-chtoby-my-izvlekli-iz-etoj-tragedii-pravilnye-uroki/

Editor’s Afterword:

There’s one overriding takeaway from this. Note this quote from Vladyki Tikhon:

Let’s remember 1917… a year when God punished our Holy Russia for apostasy. The Lord sent it… our own Russian people desecrated churches and killed people.

That is, the apostasy occurred BEFORE 1917 (Feliks Yusupov, anyone?). It puts the screaming of certain ROCOR sorts in a new light, doesn’t it? The rot was in the Russian aristocracy and upper bourgeoisie; they schemed against Tsar St Nikolai… the Reds were God’s Instrument to burn this cancer out. Look at the quote from Gennady Andreyevich in the image above compare it with Vladyki Tikhon’s conclusion to his funeral sermon. Note well their similarity. That’s to say, the Reds of today are upright moral people… the crapitalists are not (especially, those who salt millions away in the Cayman Islands and who dodged the draft in their youth). Cross and Red Banner… once at odds, once enemies… now reconciled, now as one. Now, that’s the ticket! Cross yourself before you kiss the Red Banner

BMD

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Funeral of Those Killed in the Church Shooting Rampage Held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. funeral. 12.02.14

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00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. funeral 01. 12.02.14

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00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. funeral 02. 12.02.14

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On 12 February 2014, the feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs (Ss Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom), Archbishop Tikhon Dorovskikh of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils served Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. After Liturgy, Archbishop Tikhon served the funeral for Nun Lyudmila Pryashnikova and Vladimir Zaporozhets, killed on 9 February in a shooting rampage at the Cathedral. Hundreds came to give their last respects to the dead. Vladyki Tikhon said, “These people were exemplars; they remained true to the faith, to God, and to the Church. We should all change our lives on such a basis, so that we live our lives every day according to the laws of God”. The burial of Nun Lyudmila Pryashnikova and Vladimir Zaporozhets took place at the town cemetery in the village of Khristoforovka.

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Last Sunday, 9 February, a man broke into the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, where he opened fire with a pump-action shotgun at people. He killed two on the spot and injured six more. On 10 February, a memorial service took place at the Cathedral of the Resurrection to honour Nun Lyudmila Pryashnikova and Vladimir Zaporozhets, the victims of the shooting.

The shooter was 25-year-old Stepan Komarov. The City court placed him in custody, ordering him gaoled in the remand prison in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, where he will stay until 9 April. An investigation is underway; the authorities opened a criminal case under Article 105 Part 2 of the UK RF (murder of two or more persons). If convicted, Komarov faces a minimum of 8 to 20 years in prison (the maximum sentence under the law is life imprisonment). Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias expressed his official condolences to the victims’ families. The Sakhalin Oblast administration will cover all the funeral costs of the victims.

12 February 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3565501.html

Editor’s Note:

Coffins are normally open at Orthodox funerals. One of my contacts at the Centre told me that the perp shot Zaporozhets point-blank in the head, blowing half his head off. Quite obviously, in such a case, the coffin remains closed to spare the family. If you were to ask me, such a way is a “good way to go”… you don’t suffer and it’s over quickly…

BMD

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Shooter Admits Guilt

00 Resurrection Cathedral. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. 09.02.14

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On Monday, investigators said that a gunman who killed two people and wounded six in an Orthodox church in the Russian Far East over the weekend confessed to the crime. Officials say that the man was drunk when he burst into the Cathedral of the Resurrection on Sunday in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin, firing gunshots. A nun and a member of the congregation died at the scene, whilst six other people went to hospital. The shooter is a local man born in 1989; cops arrested him at the scene. He worked as a guard with a private security company. The authorities opened a criminal case on charges of multiple murder, a crime that carries a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. The suspect is due to undergo psychiatric evaluation. Oblast authorities said that they’d pay 2,000,000 roubles (57,600 USD. 63,650 CAD. 63,800 AUD. 42,150 Euros. 35,050 UK Pounds) in compensation to the families of those killed in the attack, and 1,000,000 roubles (28,800 USD. 31,825 CAD. 31,900 AUD. 21,075 Euros. 17,525 UK Pounds) to those of the injured.

10 February 2014

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/crime/20140210/187383932/Attacker-in-Russias-Fatal-Church-Shooting-Admits-Guilt.html

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On 9 February, at about 14.00 local time, a gunman burst into the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, firing wildly. Nun Lyudmila Pryashnikova and parishioner Vladimir Zaporozhets (born 1979) died on the scene. The gunman wounded six other people. According to eyewitnesses, Zaporozhets was near the church. When he heard shots, he ran into the church. Surveillance camera video showed that he forcibly tried to stop the gunman. When the attacker opened fire on his legs, Vladimir went at him again, trying to stop the shooting. The gunman hit Vladimir in four places in the chest and head, killing him on the spot. According to verified testimony, Nun Lyudmila had time to flee the scene, but she stayed behind in the shop, managing to call the parish centre onsite to report the shooting. Law enforcement officials commended Mother Lyudmila’s courage; she refused to cower before the shooter, even at gunpoint. The gunman shot the nun dead at point-blank range.

Since the deaths, they’ve read the Psalms for the repose of the dead in the lower church of the cathedral. On the day of the tragedy, many believers attended the evening service. The gunman shot at several icons:

That evening, diocesan clergy cleaned the upper church, where the tragedy occurred. At 07.45 on Monday, they started the small rite of consecration of a church, then, served Liturgy and Pannikhida for the dead. Immediately after services, Archbishop Tikhon Dorovskikh of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kurils went to the hospital to visit the victims, and talked with each of them. At 16.00, there was a ceremony to lay flowers at the Cathedral of the Resurrection in memory of the innocent victims, Nun Lyudmila and the Servant of God Vladimir. Archbishop Tikhon, K M Stroganov, the First Deputy Governor of Sakhalin Oblast, and representatives from Oblast and local authorities attended the event, along with delegations from organisations and national groups, local clergy, and ordinary believers.

10 February 2014

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/3563379.html

Editor’s Note:

Have your priest say Pannikhida for the Nun Lyudmila and the Servant of God Vladimir. Don’t forget to light a candle next Sunday for them… we’re Christians… that’s what we do…

BMD

 

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