Voices From Russia, Too

Friday, 30 January 2015

30 January 2015. A Multimedia Presentation… The Great Blessing of the Waters at Epiphany

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Blessing the Arkansas River

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00 Epiphany. Susquehana River blessing 01. 30.01.15

Blessing the Susquehanna River

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00 Epiphany. Susquehana River blessing 03. 30.01.15

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Monday, 15 December 2014

15 December 2014. A Multimedia Presentation. A Tiny Church on a Tiny Island on Lake Vuoksa in Kareliya in Leningrad Oblast… It AIN’T PhotoShop!

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Rafting on the Vuoksa River (which flows into and out of Lake Vuoksa)

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The Nature of Lake Vuoksa by Tatyana Lyubitina… photos with a musical background

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00 Lake Vuoksa church 08. Russia. 15.12.14

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This is an actual little Orthodox chapel built on a tiny island on Lake Vuoksa. That’s in Priozersk Raion in Leningrad Oblast on the Kareliyan Isthmus. It’s on the Vuoksa River, which flows eventually into Lake Ladoga from its source in Lake Saimaa in Finland.

No sir, this AIN’T PhotoShop… this is the real deal. An architect built this little gem in the early 2000s… his name was Andrei, so, he dedicated it to Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called (Андрей Первозванный: Andrei Pervozvanny). The lake is 108 square kilometres (42 square miles) in area, with 18 square kilometres (7 square miles) being taken up by Olesny Island (it’s roughly 5 kilometres (3 miles) long by 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide). This little bit is one of the smaller islets, which take up 15 square kilometres (6 square miles) of area. So, the lake has 75 square kilometres (29 square miles) of water and 33 square kilometres (13 square miles) of islands within it.

BMD

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

6 August 2014. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Novorossiya in Happier Times…

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00 lugansk 01.  priest. 08.06.14

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The above images are from earlier this year, before the Uniate fascist aggression began in Novorossiya. What I’m finding out is horrid in the extreme… the UGKTs is trying to take over the Ruthenian Catholic Church, claiming that it’s really “Ukrainian”… that’s on top of it supporting the murders of the junta forces without reservation. Not a single voice in the UGKTs cries out in protest… not a single voice in the UGKTs speaks up for humanity and decency. NOT ONE. Besides that, the Ruthenian Catholic (“Byzantine Catholic”) hierarchy in the USA is silent about the Galician repressions in Podkarpatskaya Rus, undercutting its own people in their homeland and helping the Galician dogs savage their Rusin compatriots!

It’s bad enough what the Uniate fascists are doing in Novorossiya… what they’re doing in Podkarpatskaya is even worse, as they’re putting the sword to fellow Uniates (but who happen not to be under the Nazi-loving pro-junta S Yu Shevchuk). It’s bad enough what’s happening in Novorossiya… what’s happening in Podkarpatskaya is even worse. Don’t take it out on the RCs down the street… they don’t know what the Roman Curia is up to, and they wouldn’t stand for it if they did. Most “Ukrainian Catholics” and “Ukrainian Orthodox” are only repeating the lies told them by their bishops and clergy. However, we shouldn’t have anything to do officially with these groups… their support for an anti-Christian theomachistic bloodbath against those who stand up against fascism is obscene, noxious, and against everything that’s decent and holy.

May Novorossiya be whole again… may Podkarpatskaya be whole again… may God curse the UGKTs for its blessing of aggression, repression, and falsehood. I cross myself and bow as I say this… I’m a Christian… I can only speak what’s in my heart and soul…

BMD

Friday, 6 June 2014

6 June 2014. WTF! It HAS to be Russia…

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It’s feast time! Sunday is Pentecost, the end of the Easter season. You’d best feast, for another Lent is coming up, which isn’t as long as the Easter Lent (it only goes until Peter and Paul), but that’s Orthodoxy for ya! WTF! It HAS to be Russia… you can’t understand it with your mind, you can only accept it for what it is

BMD

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