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Sunday, 7 February 2016

VRNS Statement on the Upcoming Meeting of Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francisco

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The media office of the Worldwide Russian People’s Council (VRNS) issued a statement:

The VRNS applauds the news of the upcoming meeting of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all the Russias and Pope Francisco, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. At such a difficult moment in history, such a meeting is a timely and vital. We remain convinced that Orthodox and Catholics should unite their efforts to resist de-Christianisation, the destruction of the traditional family and morality, anti-religious vandalism, and sacrilege, despite continuing theological differences between Eastern and Western Christians. Of particular importance is for us to jointly oppose the Christian genocide unfolding in the Middle East, which equally affects Eastern Orthodox, Catholics, and Oriental Orthodox, who’ve lived for thousands of years in Arab countries. The severe persecution they face recalls the fate of the early Christian martyrs, beaten down by pagan tyrants. Orthodox and Catholics should unite their efforts and appeal to major world leaders to demand an end to the genocide against Middle Eastern Christians. We also hope that the meeting of Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francisco will positively influence the Ukrainian situation, where the canonical Church now experiences harsh times.

7 February 2016

Patriarchia.ru

MP official website

http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/4370649.html

Saturday, 20 September 2014

R A Silantyev Sez So-Called UPTs/KP Extremist Organisation

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On Monday, R A Silantyev, head of the Human Rights Centre of the World Russian People’s Council (VRNS), said that we should label the so-called UPTs/KP an extremist organisation due to its frequent seizures of canonical churches in the Ukraine. He told Interfax-Religion, “I’d draw your attention to the fact that seizures of UPTs/MP parishes are made solely on the initiative of the so-called UPTs/KP under ‘Patriarch’ F A Denisenko. They’ve already taken six of our parishes, and several more are under threat”. He said that nobody asks the parishioners what they want, “They justify such thefts at public meetings, which are attended by interested parties, most of whom aren’t parishioners. Even those who advocate close contact with the UPTs/KP such as Archpriest Georgi Kovalenko (head of the Synodal outreach department of the UPTs/MP) recognise that there’s a problem. That’s the first time that I agreed with him over the last six months. Reality shows us that the Banderovtsy don’t understand what ‘good’ means. The situation with Fr Vladimir Maretsky showed us this once again… they arrested him illegally in Kharkov, the protests of human rights advocates couldn’t free him, only a general prisoner exchange set him free. Because of things like this, it’s time to hit back at the UPTs/KP… we must recognise this group as an extremist organisation and close down its parishes in the Russian Federation and Novorossiya”.

15 September 2014

Russkaya Vesna

http://rusvesna.su/recent_opinions/1410782910

Editor:

Both the UPTs/KP and UGKTs are organisations “owned” by Langley. Therefore, the Russian Federation and Novorossiya should ban them immediately, as a matter of state security. They should send their clergy out of the country and close their parishes. All lay activists should go, too. That would solve the problem. The Uniates and schismatics hate Russia, so, no one should allow them to be in a situation to harm the Motherland. No one should harm or kill them… that’s descending to their low level. The Russian Federation and Novorossiya must expel them… they’re open agents of the American special services, and that’s that. There is NO compromise here. You don’t negotiate with an adder…

BMD

Sunday, 14 September 2014

“Glory and Honour … Everyone Who Does Good”: Comrade Zyuganov Met with Patriarch Kirill at the Danilov Monastery

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His Holiness Kirill Gundyaev Patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias invited Gennady A Zyuganov, Chairman of the KPRF Central Committee, head of the KPRF faction in the RF Gosduma, to visit the patriarchal residence at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Patriarch Kirill served liturgy, dedicated to two eminent Russian historical figures, Prince St Daniil of Moscow and Grand Prince St Aleksandr Nevsky. On 12 September, the Church celebrates the finding of the relics of Prince St Daniil of Moscow (1652), as well as the translation of the relics of his father, Grand Prince St Aleksandr Nevsky (1724).

After a tour of the monastery grounds, Gennady Andreyevich went to the Patriarch’s residence, where Patriarch Kirill awarded Comrade Zyuganov the Order of Glory and Honour (Third Class). Patriarch Kirill warmly welcomed Gennady Andreyevich, giving him birthday greetings personally, and then solemnly presented him with the Order of Glory and Honour. His Holiness emphasised Gennady Andreyevich’s personal contributions to preserving traditional moral and spiritual values and the strengthening of interethnic and interreligious peace amongst the peoples of Russia. For instance, Comrade Zyuganov took part in all meetings of the World Russian People’s Council (VRNS) since the founding of the organisation.

Patriarch Kirill noted that the Church is outside of politics, but the Church is aware that political parties are vehicles for citizens to articulate their visions and make proposals for the development of society. However, one must see that the main thing is preserving the cultural and civilisational code of the nation, and its traditional core values. His Holiness noted that G A Zyuganov’s role in this and that of the KPRF is well-known, saying, “Since there are different forces in the political life of the country, the Church doesn’t identify herself with any one of them, but it always defends those fundamental values without which our people and our society can’t exist. Therefore, when it comes to preserving core values… and these values ​​are faith, morality, culture, and our people’s unity… all the various political factions should stand united in that”.

In reply, G A Zyuganov said that the basis of our highest ideals are justice, friendship amongst the peoples, respect for every person, and honouring those whose intelligence and talent creates all good things. Comrade Zyuganov emphasised that Russia has always been uppermost in his priorities, saying, “I think that without the Russian spirit, Russian culture, Russian faith, and Russian traditions, it’d be impossible to unite the vast expanses of our country. Our strength and power… in truth and in dignity… was defended by such great ascetics as St Aleksandr Nevsky and such military geniuses as Suvorov, Kutuzov, and Zhukov”.

In thanks to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, Gennady Andreyevich gave him a medal of the KPRF Central Committee, “70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Crimea and Sevastopol from the Fascist Invaders”. Also in attendance were S P Obukhov, S A Gavrilov and A A Yushchenko, Deputies of the RF Gosduma KPRF Party faction, and Executive Secretary of the Interparty Duma Group in Defence of Christian Values ​​O V Efimov.

12 September 2014

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/party-live/cknews/134536.html

Editor:

HH HONOURS the Left… that’s because the Left’s vision and that of the Church is more in sync than the fevered nostrums of the Neoliberals (“conservatives”) are. That is, Communists are closer to Christ’s ideals than the Republicans are (simply mouthing religious platitudes True Religion does NOT make). The Neoliberals are GODLESS… despite all their mewling about “Jayzuss”… they’re mindless devotees of the Almighty Dollar… followers of the Black Banner of Nihilism, Profit, and Perpetual Warfare. You can follow the Cross and the Red Banner, or you can follow the Dollar Sign and Jesus® (copyright held by Franklin Graham, no copying without due payment and express permission). The “respectable” and the powers-that-be crucified Our Lord Christ (after all, the First Century equivalent of Rick Perry crucified Him)… he wasn’t a social visionary, but that was one of the things that he preached about. I remember some earlier words of Comrade Zyuganov… “Christ was the first communist”. Indeed. You may follow Comrade Zyuganov, or you may follow Victor Potapov, Paffso, Rod Dreher, Alexander Webster, and those like them.

As always, the choice is yours… choose well… the choices ARE exclusive of one another…

BMD

Friday, 15 August 2014

Lyashko Led Fascist Extremists in Scandalous Commotion at UPTs/MP Parish in Kiev Oblast

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Ilya Repin. The Rejection of the Sermon of the Uniate Kuntsevich in Byelorussia. 1893

The Rejection of the Sermon of the Uniate Kuntsevich in Byelorussia

Ilya Repin

1893

We face the same threat today… the Vatican hasn’t changed its spots (but ordinary RCs didn’t make the decision, kids)…

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Watch the first 30 seconds carefully, look at the vehicles… they’re commandeered civvie off-road jobs; the jeep has improvised DIY Homer n’ Jethro “armour-plate”. More on that later… but I want to you know this… watch the first minute, even if you watch nothing else.

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Controversial Rada People’s Deputy O V Lyashko led extremist toughs from the Svoboda and Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko factions in disrupting worship and mocking the clergy at a UPTs/MP parish in Kiev Oblast. The intruders dared to lay hands on and desecrated the altar. R A Silantyev, head of the Human Rights Centre of the Worldwide Russian People’s Council (VRNS), told reporters that fascist extremists poured tomato juice on and otherwise abused Fr Vladimir, the rector of Holy Protection-St Tikhon parish in Chervonaya Motovilovka (Fastov Raion). Under threat of violence, the priest asked for a chance to go to Russia. The intruders accused him of being pro-Russian and “supporting terrorists”. This pogrom occurred after only a day after the election of Metropolitan Onufry Berezovsky as First Hierarch of the UPTs/MP. Silantyev said, “The meeting of the higher organs of the UPTs/MP and its Sobor on 13 August took place in an atmosphere of relative calm. However, they’re not afraid to attack ordinary priests. There have already been more than 60 attacks on clergy and they’ve destroyed churches, they’ve set many churches on fire and damaged them with artillery fire and killed two or three priests”. This number includes incidents incurred during the fighting in Novorossiya. The new head of the UPTs/MP, Metropolitan Onufry, has already appealed to junta strongman P A Poroshenko to stop bullying and intimidation of canonical clergy by junta security forces.

15 August 2014

RT

http://russian.rt.com/article/45544#ixzz3ATDEh4HK

Editor:

Some of my sources in the Rodina tell me that civil order, the rule of law, and legitimate government no longer exists in the Ukraine. It’s become a lawless kleptocracy, with those with arms in control of the streets, as the above vid showed. Therefore, what Poroshenko thinks is irrelevant… he doesn’t control the streets, the fascist toughs do. Remember, the fascists demanded and got key posts in power ministries after the coup. I think that the Americans wanted it that way… since the fascists only have minority support, they’d NEED the Americans in order to stay in power. The fact that they’re anti-Semitic to the bone doesn’t bother Victoria Nuland… it tells you much about neocons, doesn’t it?

The fascists are attacking the canonical Church, just as they did in the 1990s. Back then, the Komsomoltsy stood up for the real Church… I shall remind all that the ROCOR stabbed the Mother Church in the back, supporting the CIA’s efforts to undermine the canonical Church (Victor Potapov was a major actor in this). Today, the First Family apparatchiki desperately try to hide this, but it happened… the ROCOR DID ordain Valentin Rusantsov and Agafangel Pashkovsky as bishops. The ROCOR did cooperate with soulless slimers like John Herbst (who tried interfering in the reconciliation of the ROCOR and the Mother Church… with the aid of certain ROCOR clergy who’ll remain nameless).

Today, we have quislings in our midst. There are signs that tell you who’s a Church stalwart and who’s a semi-Uniate traitor. Firstly, if a priest wears Uniate-style vestments, not Russian-style vestments, he betrays his opposition to Holy Rus and support of the Unia. Michael Dahulich pushes this innovation, but he’s a semi-papist (he was a willing and receptive pupil of the Jesuits at Duquesne) who had a major fracas with the late Metropolitan Nicholas Smiško… Dahulich slunk off to the OCA (who was dumb enough to take him). Any priest who wears such vestments shows his open antipathy to Holy Rus, to the Rodina, and to our received Russian Traditions, customs, and usages.

Secondly, if they spell “Kiev” as “Kyiv” and if they say “Volodomyr” in hillbilly dialect instead of “Vladimir” in proper formal usage (it’s like calling “Joseph” “Joey”… it lacks all taste, education, and class… it’s nekulturny to the max), you know that they harbour semi-Uniate tendencies. Some say that Mollard has such… he certainly has a deacon, one Roman Ostash, who’s known to have pro-junta leanings. Dahulich is a Uniate in all but name (unfortunately, his influence on young clergy at St T’s will take years to root out completely)… don’t let his “Pro-Life” posturing fool you… he’s anti-abortion, NOT Pro-Life in Cardinal Bernadine’s sense. SVS is totally pro-Uniate… New Skete’s always been soft on Uniatism. Mind you, that doesn’t mean that they’re outside the Church… it means that they hold questionable opinions. Remember, we don’t believe that people or institutions are infallible… we’re not papists. However, it’s safe to say that there’s treason in the upper reaches of the Church, whilst the lower reaches are still solid. That’s saved us before (the Iconoclasts, the Ferrara-Firenze kafuffle, and the Unia of Brest… in all three cases, bishops became apostates and betrayed the Church, but the people kept the Faith and saved the Church).

It’s time for ordinary folks to save the Church yet again. How, I don’t know… but that’s what history teaches us. Remember, we have the examples of Patriarch St Germogen of Moscow and St Mark of Ephesus, and of the Apostates Kirill Terletsky and Iosafat Kuntsevich in front of us. It’s up to us to choose which one to follow. You KNOW which one I chose, don’t you? Keep it focused, the times are evil.

BMD

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