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Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow Will Protect Christians Worldwide
Catholic Online ^ | 6/23/11 | Nina Achmatova

Posted on 06/23/2011 8:45:19 PM PDT by marshmallow

Metropolitan Hilarion announces effort to protect Christians

The World Russian People's Council will regularly publish information about violence and abuse against the community. The Orthodox Church is deeply concerned over christianophobia in the Middle East.

MOSCOW, Russia (AsiaNews) - Concerned by a widespread "Christianophobia", the Russian Orthodox Church has decided to publish regular information on episodes of violence that affect Christians in the world.

Interfax news agency reports that the World Russian People's Council is a public forum that brings together several religious and political leaders in Russia and is chaired by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

"The Russian Orthodox Church will launch a program to protect the Christians who have recently become the most targeted religious," says Roman Silantyev, director of the Center. The idea is to monitor the crimes and atrocities committed against Christians, such as murders, threats, rapes, massacres and executions.

The greatest concern focuses on the Middle East, as explained by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations.

"The escalation of Christianophobia in some Middle Eastern countries can lead to serious consequences for the Orthodox faith, putting at risk the lives of the faithful of the ancient local church, deprived of their rights," he denounced in an interview with Interfax-Religion after having met with the rector of the Egyptian Islamic Al-Azhar University.

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TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Ministry/Outreach; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: orthodox; orthodoxchurch; russia

1 posted on 06/23/2011 8:45:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

According to the message of Fatima, is Russia still considered to be spreading its errors throughout the world?

2 posted on 06/23/2011 8:49:20 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: marshmallow
"extremism behind religious slogans is not identified with Islam, which preaches tolerance between members of different religions."

Uhh, you sure about that?

3 posted on 06/23/2011 9:01:32 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: PGR88

communist atheist Russia was.

the Russia CHURCH isn’t.

in fact, the Catholic Church accepts Orthodox sacraments as valid.
(and God-willing, i will live to see them reunited, as the Anglicans are showing the way to true Christian unity, in a world increasingly controlled by atheists and Muslims.)

4 posted on 06/23/2011 9:03:06 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: PGR88

i’ve even attended services in several Russian churches. i was very very impressed with the quiet devotion i saw on their faces.
...i am very proud and honored to call them my brothers and sisters in Christ.

5 posted on 06/23/2011 9:06:53 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: marshmallow
Here's a link for information to get them started; they seem to be behind:

6 posted on 06/23/2011 9:09:35 PM PDT by suzyjaruki (What is coming next?)
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To: Elendur

Well, I’ve noticed their resistance to the abomination of homosexuality and the “gay” “pride” parade not being allowed ....finally, some people with some common can anyone celebrate such hideous, demeaning acts???? Religion is against natural law which is the foundation of our legal system and WE allow it HERE to corrupt our children and teach them a non logical worldview and conduct reeducation camps at our universities and now in government employment agencies.....this is a violation of freedom of conscience and is nothing but thought control police. Who would have thought it in the USA>!

Russia wins big on this one!

7 posted on 06/24/2011 12:18:04 AM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: savagesusie

There is a re awakening in Russia. One can see it in the Prisons where ministries are starting to change lives and in their over crowded orphanages where religious groups are bring light into those awful establishments. A new Russia will come out of this—it is coming as we speak. Glory to Christ!

8 posted on 06/24/2011 1:54:32 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Dr.Deth
"Uhh, you sure about that?"

"Scriptures" or "The Book" for Mooslims means the Koran as updated by the Sacrad Hadiths. It's not how to interpret the Koran, it's outright replacements for parts of the Koran as well as additions to the Koran. While the Koran does teach tolerance, things in the Hadiths did away with that particular teaching from the Profit. IOW, good Moozlims are not to be tolerant of the faith of others, but many of those who study Izslam and don't understand that the Koran isn't equivalent to the Christian Bible since the Hadiths has to be studied to fully understand how to apply the Koran, think Moozlims are taught to be tolerant.

In the case of this article, though, I'm positive the authors know that the Hadiths revoke the instruction to be tolerant but are being very careful in the way they word things. They want to recognize that the Koran teaches tolerance even though they know that's not the way those who are Moozlim look at it. It allows them to focus on what Moozlims do while pretending to think they're doing those things for reasons other than their Satanic religion. It seems to me that their putting that bit in this type of document implies they're intending to be rather activist in pursuing the sorts of things they say they'll focus on. Maybe even to the point of physically intervening to protect Christians in some cases.

We live in interesting times.


9 posted on 06/24/2011 2:23:45 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Christianity is the most perfect reasoned Theology out there in the history of the world...(Dinesh D’Souza).The ideas of Christianity are what freed the slaves, gave women and motherhood dignity and worth, and gave dignity to the old and infirm (and unborn). It is glorification of the Truth and the Light and an embrace of knowledge and the creative spirit.

Prior to Christianity, the pagans of Rome practiced rampant homosexuality (and pederasty) and slave culture was established. America is trying to shed her Christian past and return to “anything goes” society which will always self-destruct. Only a society that operates under Moral Absolutes will has been proven over and over. Moral relativism produces arbitrary law which always leads to the most powerful in politics dictating what others can or cannot think and do. We have to have a standard (our Constitution does, actually but it is being ignored by marxists/progressives/atheists) UNDER GOD.....where law is NOT arbitrary and unequal. Just Law is based on Natural Law Theory and Universal Truths. That is what Holmes and the socialists have destroyed....our legal system and now we have arbitrary laws based on “feelings” .

Russia will rise out of the ashes if they truly embrace this culture of life and wisdom and creativity.

10 posted on 06/24/2011 7:46:01 AM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: savagesusie

your posts in 7 and 10, are excellent !!!!
(10 would be worthy of a separate vanity.)

...and yes, Communism never succeeding in turning the common Russian into an atheist.
individually, they are very moral, very good people.

they are not just anti-gay, they also generally know Islam is truly evil. While we are busy using tax dollars to HELP build mosques in Boston and Tennessee, and the largest mosque in Europe is in Rome, the Russians are forbidden them in Moscow. (Moscow has like a million muslims, and 2 mosques...)

and as per your #10, the Russian become more free and and free-market, as we go the opposite way... a society based on Christian moral law, succeeds.

11 posted on 06/25/2011 8:18:03 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Rashputin; All

respectfully, you have the “essence” correct in #9.
and you are absolutely correct, that Islam is a satanic religion. (easily shown to any true Christian)

i have studied it for many years, including from an Imam INSIDE a masjid.

...but the Holy Quran is the literal word of Allah. it is certainly NOT updated or replaced in any way by ahadith.
(not even Bukhari.)

you are certainly correct, that ahadith are necessary to understand the Quran.
(otherwise it’s a confusing chaotic mess. most people don’t know, the Quran isn’t in chronological order.
it is LITERALLY sorted by the simply the lengths of the chapters alone. insane!)

...and yes, the tolerant verses HAVE been revoked!!!
but not by hadiths.
“Hadiths revoke the instruction to be tolerant”

instead, the Quran itself does that, with “abrogation”. explained VERY clearly in this wonderful short video:

Three surprising things you probably didn’t know about Islam.

12 posted on 06/25/2011 8:34:13 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Elendur

People are incredible and there will always be good people. It is just hard to face the mob mentality....reading about takes great courage and humility to face the forces of evil government. And government, as the Founders stated is a “necessary evil” and it has to be restrained which ours isn’t anymore.

....there are too many people who are not speaking up in the face of evil, in our government, in our courts, in our institutions.....all designed by cultural Marxists to destroy Christian morality, the bedrock of America—and silence us with Political Correctness-—

“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.” Bonhoeffer

13 posted on 06/25/2011 8:42:04 AM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: Elendur

What I recounted was the way it was explained to me by someone who is Muslim and has been Muslim all their life. What would account for the differences in understanding? Are there various interpretations among different factions or something within Islam or would this person have a reason to tell me a modified version of things?


14 posted on 06/25/2011 9:04:50 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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