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


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…



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