Voices From Russia, Too

Monday, 26 November 2012

26 November 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland. Zakarpatiya… the Westernmost March of the Russian Orthodox Civilisational Bloc

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Zakarpatiya, or Carpatho-Russia, is the westernmost extreme of the territory of the Russian Orthodox Civilisational Bloc, it’s also one of the Western borderposts of the Orthosphere. It’s been sanctified by the podvigs of Ss Aleksei Kabalyuk and Maksim Sandovich. It was one of the lands torn away by the godless Unia. However, many of the people kept the flame alive, and many of them returned to the Church whenever they could. This is one of the most special places in the Orthosphere, as it’s been difficult to maintain the True Faith here… the Uniates did their best to strangle it, but they failed.

The people from here form the backbone of the Russian Orthodox community here in the USA and Canada. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t really have a Church here, as they were the “pioneer” emigrants to these shores from the Orthosphere. They’re still the silent foundation of the Church here… if you think otherwise, you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.

Thank you…

BMD

 

Friday, 23 November 2012

23 November 2012. Only in Russia… If You Can’t Come to Church, the Church Will Come to You

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This is an Orthodox chapel in a railway wagon. Now, that’s interesting… if a place is too small to support a priest, well, the train will take him there, and, then, he’ll go to the next small town in the same fix. Now, that’s using your head for something other than a hat-rack…

BMD

Saturday, 21 April 2012

21 April 2012. The Faces of the Church: It’s the People…


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Saturday, 29 October 2011

29 October 2011. No Words Necessary… Our Great Russian Motherland… Buryatia

Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of GodHodigitria

Ulan Ude (Republic of Buryatia. Siberian Federal District) RF

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