Skip to comments.Russia is fated to become center of Christian world
Posted on 07/01/2013 6:15:23 PM PDT by bad company
Moscow, July 1, Interfax Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplain, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, said Russia is moving towards maximum self-reliance and must become the center of global Christianity.
It is not accidental that many see Russia as a defender of Christian ideals and traditional moral values, as a country that provides a real alternative to the cult of the golden calf and to a suicidal understanding of what freedom is, Father Vsevolod writes in an article, published in the Rus Derzhavnaya newspaper on Monday.
Russia must start feeling it is the center of the Christian world, he writes. Only if it does will it become an accomplished nation. The rest is first, petty and, second, self-destructive for it, the priest said.
Russia has told the world in clipped terms that it can definitely speak its own language, the language of a self-sufficient and strong nation, whose traditions and experience give it the right to walk its own way, to defend its own ideas of how society should be set up, and also to offer it to the world, Fr. Vsevolod said.
However hard one tried to influence the state into following the opinions of narrow groups that link themselves to foreign trends and position themselves as the mouthpiece of would-be Russia, or other Russia, or real Russia, nothing worked, he said.
It is not accidental that we said in clear terms despite pressure coming from the West that we do want to protect children from early sexualization and from the propaganda of homosexuality. And we also said that support for foreign adoptions of Russian children is an extremely irrational step. We do not want these children, adopted by perverts, to lose the hope in which many of them were baptised, and to lose a normal life, Fr. Vsevolod said.
If that means more of those beautiful Russian Orthodox churches, then I’m all for it.
The Cold War is back on folks, and the propaganda machines are working overtime. Check out what Pravda said about this:
In the East there is someone that causes the western liberal's maniacal laughter to stop. Vladimir Putin. He has real world power, which causes the liberal media to fearfully ignore or warp his image. Like a good Christian King he leads a nation to Christ. Deep down in their evil souls they shriek like devils because they know Christ is true God and true power that they cannot defeat. They thought the Bolshevik revolution destroyed Holy Mother Russia. Christ cannot be defeated and his servant Putin has welcomed Christ and His church.
I share the archpriests hope for Russia, but the Orthodox Church is going to have to make sure Russians are not simply identifying with the church on a nationalist level, but are seeing Christ as their personal savior. They shouldn’t be committed to the truth because they’re Russian. They should be committed to the truth because it is the truth.
In the long term, China will also be competing to be Christianity’s center.
If you had told me in 1980 that a man who at the time was a KGB agent would be leading the battle for Christian values in defiance of the US...
The Russians destroyed 4000 of those churches in the city of Keiv alone. Religion has always been a mere tool for the state in Russia.
The Apostle Paul persecuted the early Church, too.
“In the East there is someone that causes the western liberal’s maniacal laughter to stop. Vladimir Putin. He has real world power, which causes the liberal media to fearfully ignore or warp his image. Like a good Christian King he leads a nation to Christ. Deep down in their evil souls they shriek like devils because they know Christ is true God and true power that they cannot defeat. They thought the Bolshevik revolution destroyed Holy Mother Russia. Christ cannot be defeated and his servant Putin has welcomed Christ and His church.”
Can you imagine if Lenin saw what had become of his beloved Pravda. lol
Of course, Russia being now the Chief Infidels will attract, well, the Chief Jihadi.
So Putin is like the Apostle Paul now?
Vlad the Irradiator?
O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of Truth
who are in all places and fillest all things:
Treasury of good things and Giver of life:
Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain,
and save our souls, O good One.
Exactly. History repeating itsself. I’m currently reading the book “Deception”. It covers this. Don’t believe Putin for a minute.
Or Stalin, who was the editor of Pravda while Lenin was still in Vienna.
Russia is preparing to invade America, agit-prop is the game, our destruction the goal. Don’t think Obama is not playing along.
They want us to embrace the invader long enough for them to get a foothold. Then it will be Gulag gangs to harvest our resources for the Motherland.
Putin is a scumbag, never forget it.
Be rooted in Christ!
Sorry. Got the title wrong. “Disinformation”. It is an enlightening read.
The Orthodox Church is very national and also very nationalistic in whatever country it finds itself. Without a central point (such as Rome), each nation’s Orthodox church is on its own and tends to end up very allied with the government of its nation.
National leaders have always taken advantage of this.
That said, I’d rather have a national leader promoting Christianity, whatever his reasons, than trying to destroy it.