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Russian City Sees First Corpus Christi Procession in 95 Years
Catholic Culture ^ | 6/5/13

Posted on 06/05/2013 7:00:44 PM PDT by marshmallow

Catholics in St. Petersburg, Russia joined in a Eucharistic procession through the city’s streets on June 2.

The Corpus Christi procession was the first such public celebration since the Communist revolution in 1918. Police escorted the priests, religious, and lay people who joined in the march, which covered a distance of nearly 2 miles between parish churches.

Russian faithful allowed Corpus Christi procession after 95 years (Rome Reports)


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1 posted on 06/05/2013 7:00:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

seriously, Russia is looking better every day, even under Putrin...


2 posted on 06/05/2013 7:06:02 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

A strong Orthodox Church is a valuable ally against Islamic terrorism.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 7:08:36 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: pax_et_bonum

This was a Catholic procession but your observation remains valid.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 7:25:30 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

Thank you for the correction.

Putin has been encouraging the Orthodox Church, too, and I didn’t read closely enough.

Mea culpa!

;-)


5 posted on 06/05/2013 7:30:31 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: marshmallow

Good catch ~ we had a thread earlier this year about some planning for this event.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 7:50:53 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: cherry

I read somewhere that at Fatima, Our Lady said Russia would get very bad, and then very good. I can’t seem to find that exact quote though....

We have certainly seen the “very bad” already....


7 posted on 06/05/2013 9:58:13 PM PDT by PGR88
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and then very good

Only if it were properly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Which it hasn't been. Otherwise, it would spread its errors. Which it has.

Having said all that, some trends there are encouraging.

8 posted on 06/05/2013 10:09:39 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Which it hasn't been.

it was done by John Paul II - very publicly.

9 posted on 06/06/2013 5:26:38 AM PDT by Yekaterina Derevko (The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.)
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To: Yekaterina Derevko
Not properly.

"It needs to be mentioned, however, that Russia was never specifically mentioned in the consecration prayer but the consecration was in the form of a 'whole world consecration'."

10 posted on 06/06/2013 7:44:27 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: cherry

Putin likely realizes that Russia cannot be Russia without Christianity, while the United States, where Christianity is subverted every day, becomes less and less the United States.


11 posted on 06/06/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT by onedoug
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