Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

30 March 2016. The Revival Will NOT be Televised… The Revival Will be Live… Kid’s Choir at the Khram Spasitelya

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Children’s Choir of Moscow and Moscow Oblast at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

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Many people think of “revival” in Born-Again Proddie terms. Sober observation soon convinces all grounded people that such emotionalism rarely lasts, and hardly ever leads to real reformation and conversion. Real revival is the work of years… even generations. If one looks at Russia today, a solid foundation is there. More people go to church on a given Sunday than they do in the contemporary West. Let’s keep it simple… in the West (including the USA!) church buildings are falling vacant and finding new use as clubs, restaurants, or even private homes. In Russia, new churches pop up… most are rarely empty and operate seven days a week (if you want a pannikhida any day of the week, the priest and dirigent are normally there). People go in and light candles… they confess… they pray… it’s not like American parishes, where the church building stands locked most of the time.

The konvertsy want us to follow “Evangelical” models. I say that’s evil. If we want revival… let’s follow the Mother Church. It may take years… I certainly wouldn’t see the full fruit of it… but it’d be real, unlike Born-Again ersatz spiritualism. It’s time to take the first step… by denouncing ALL forms of “Evangelical” sectarianism (it isn’t Christian in the least) and all those who want to bring such rubbish into Christ’s Church. Let’s be REAL Christians, following the traditions given us by the Saints and our forefathers (not Antichristian “Evangelical” notions)… after all, the Church DID exist before the Born-Agains popped up, didn’t it?

BMD

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Official Remarks of DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko on the Day of Unity of Russia and Belarus

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Dearest friends,

I wish to send my greetings to the Belarusian and Russian people on this landmark date, which is a shining symbol of a truly fraternal friendship… the Day of Unity of Belarus and Russia. For DNR residents, this day is also a holiday, based on the harmony between our peoples, who share a common rich spiritual and cultural heritage. It’s symbolic that we celebrate today’s feast on the eve of a historic date… the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. At that crucial time, our common ancestors defended the freedom of their country in fierce battles; they freed the world from the threat of fascism, ensuring the future of many generations of our people. Today, we make every effort to preserve and pass on to our posterity the memory of the unprecedented feat (podvig) of our fathers’ and grandfathers’ generation of heroes. The Day of Unity is a vivid reminder of the fact that we constitute an invincible force capable of resisting any threat, able to adequately respond to any call, ONLY IF WE REMAIN UNITED. In these turbulent days, our people clearly understand how dangerous isolation is and how important and valuable our unity is. Today, life itself shows that our union is the only way that we can preserve the rich traditions of our Slavic peoples, allowing us to overcome all difficulties, so that we could achieve well-being for everyone in our common home. I sincerely wish prosperity, successful implementation of the boldest projects, and a peaceful heaven over our heads to our big family of fraternal Slavic peoples!

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Chairman of the DNR Government

2 April 2015

Official Website DNR Council of Ministers of the People’s Soviet

http://dnr-online.ru/news/pozdravlenie-glavy-doneckoj-narodnoj-respubliki-aleksandra-zaxarchenko-po-sluchayu-dnya-edineniya-narodov-belarusi-i-rossii/

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Patriarch Kirill Urged Russians to Learn from the Spiritual Experience of the Shaolin Monks

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The patriarchal press service announced that Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias discussed with Buddhist Abbot Shi Yongxin, Rector of the Shaolin Monastery, issues of inter-religious cooperation. A delegation of Chinese monks arrived in Moscow to participate in the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival. His Holiness observed, “Great martial arts originated within the brotherhood of your monastery, a most wonderful illustration of the concept that human strength depends on the strength of the spirit”. Patriarch Kirill pointed up that the most-well-armed and the richest side doesn’t necessarily win a war, rather, those who’re capable of a podvig win them, that is, those who’re spiritually strong. He lamented that modern civilisation has “as one of its idols, the idea of comfort”, saying that comfort enervates a person, it makes one weaker. Vladyki Kirill believed, rather, spiritual growth occurs in those who’re able to bridle their appetites, expressing his deep conviction that “the 21st Century, which looks for ever more comfort, should focus on spiritual education, that is, we should accompany material progress with an internal and spiritual progress of humanity”. In turn, Abbot Shi Yongxin spoke on the way of life of the Shaolin Temple.

5 September 2013

InterfaxReligion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=52546

Editor’s Note:

Read this:

The most-well-armed and the richest side doesn’t necessarily win a war, rather, those who’re capable of a podvig win them, that is, those who’re spiritually strong.

And this:

Modern civilisation has “as one of its idols, the idea of comfort”, saying that comfort enervates a person, it makes one weaker. Vladyki Kirill believed, rather, spiritual growth occurs in those who’re able to bridle their appetites, expressing his deep conviction that “the 21st Century, which looks for ever more comfort, should focus on spiritual education, that is, we should accompany material progress with an internal and spiritual progress of humanity”.

With these, HH rebuked the USA and its hubristical drive for hegemony. Elements in the American ruling class hold the rest of the world (and, indeed, most of the American population) in contempt. I think that they’re in for a rude awakening…

BMD

 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

13 December 2011. Video. Я люблю тебя Россия (I Love You, Russia)

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I stand for the Motherland… for its traditions, folkways, intellectual currents, and spiritual inheritance. We must protect it from American Neoliberal assaults… both at home and in the diaspora. Remember… the Anglo-Saxons have an agenda… one that’s marked by the blood and violence. Mammon‘s Almighty Dollar or God’s Holy Rus… which one do YOU choose?

BMD

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