Voices From Russia, Too

Saturday, 7 November 2015

7 November 2015. Patriarch Kirill with Young Athletes… Why We Don’t See Likewise from Tikhon Mollard

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A while back, one of the Cabinet was bitchin’ and moanin’ that Tikhon Mollard doesn’t show up at athletic events sponsored by our parishes. Let me try to explain that. Firstly, Mollard doesn’t have the all-inclusive view of the Faith that we do… like most zapadniki, he sees it as a “religion”, and that blessing athletic events is “not done”. HH, being Russian, knows that the Faith touches all aspects of life, including those not specifically “religious” or “spiritual”. The Western newbies are either “religious hobbyists”, rightwing political activists, or simply overzealous clueless novices (as one can clearly see in Paffhausen, Dreher, Reardon, and Mattingly). They don’t care that X parish has sponsored a basketball team for decades or that the bowlers at St Nick’s brought home the trophy yet again. Cut them some slack. They’re either going to leave us or grow up. After all, we’re talking of people obsessed with homosexuality and abortion… when the Holy Church focuses on worship and the Incarnation. They’re going to wise up and find their way to the Only Homely Home or they’re going to leave us (and excoriate us for impurity as they do so). That’s the way it is…

BMD

Monday, 15 August 2011

15 August 2011. The Faces of the Church: “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them…”

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Saturday, 23 July 2011

23 July 2011. Patriarch Kirill Paid Homage to the Dead of the VOV at the Memorial of Glory in Saransk

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On 21 July 2011, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias laid flowers at the Memorial of Glory in Saransk in memory of the soldiers from the Republic of Mordovia who died in the Great Patriotic War.

Monday, 18 July 2011

18 July 2011. The Faces of the Church…

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