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Christianity Made Russia Great World Power Putin
RIA Novosti ^ | 7/25/13

Posted on 07/26/2013 7:49:35 PM PDT by marshmallow

MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the role of Orthodox Christianity in the country’s history and congratulated the heads of the world’s Orthodox churches on the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, a medieval state comprising parts of modern-day Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

“The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers,” Putin said in a message addressed to participants of a commemorative celebration on Red Square, the Kremlin reported.

“It is Orthodoxy that gave Russia a powerful impetus for the development and rise of culture and education,” the message says.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: History; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: christianity; orthodox; putin; putinchristianity; russia; vladimirputin

1 posted on 07/26/2013 7:49:35 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Putin has said kinder things about Christianity than O has


2 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:39 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: marshmallow

I never thought I’d see the day the leader of Russia made more sense than the leader of the U.S.


3 posted on 07/26/2013 8:02:53 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

I’m telling you we are in the evil parallel universe. Where America spies on it’s own citizens and Russia lectures us on freedom.

I blame the CERN large hydron collider. They messed with physics they didn’t understand and threw us into a parallel universe.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 8:15:24 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

I prefer this explanation.

The Leonine Prayers are a set of prayers that from 1884 to early 1965 were prescribed by the Popes for recitation after Low Mass. They are still sometimes used at celebrations of the Tridentine Mass today.

The prayers did not form part of the Mass itself, but were prescribed for specific intentions. The original intention was the defence of the temporal sovereignty of the Holy See. After this problem was settled with the Lateran Treaty of 1929, Pope Pius XI ordered that the prayers should be said for the restoration to the people of Russia of tranquillity and freedom to profess the Catholic faith. This gave rise to the unofficial and inaccurate use of the name “Prayers for the Conversion of Russia” for the prayers, which were also known, less inaccurately, as “Prayers after Mass”. [1][2]


5 posted on 07/26/2013 8:21:02 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: TheRhinelander
I never thought I’d see the day the leader of Russia made more sense than the leader of the U.S.

If you live long enough, you will see everything...

6 posted on 07/26/2013 8:27:05 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nifster

Putin has said kinder things about Christianity than O has


No doubt about that.

obamar had his annual muslim event at the White House this week showing observance to ramadan. He shows far greater respect for islam than he does Christianity.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 8:27:45 PM PDT by boycott
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To: PGR88
If you live long enough, you will see everything...


8 posted on 07/26/2013 8:28:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: boycott

yup...wonder why?/s


9 posted on 07/26/2013 8:30:49 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

putin likes to spit in obamas face and he is increasing lately its probably the reason barry o cancelled their fall summit


10 posted on 07/26/2013 8:39:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: marshmallow

Hey, perhaps a few US Military “leaders” will get the memo from Putin.

Oh, I forgot, they are squashing Christians and replacing them with “gyas” and atheists.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 8:46:13 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: boycott

obamar had his annual muslim event at the White House this week showing observance to ramadan. He shows far greater respect for islam than he does Christianity.

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That’s because,.. He ARE one! :-)


12 posted on 07/26/2013 8:47:10 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: TheRhinelander

Yes, Nikita Khrushchev must have been “on to something” to paraphrase JFK. Now Obama hails Ho Chi Minh as akin to an American “founding father.” The “low information” American people though have never heard of Khrushchev or Ho Chi Minh.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 8:54:02 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, except for five women in Sanford, FL, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: marshmallow

Although I have some minute doctrinal issues with Orthodoxy, I absolutely LOVE the Divine Liturgy, The Icons, the Music, The Incense, even the Vestments.

I grew up in a Neighborhood with Greek, Syrian, Ukrainian, and Russian Orthodox Churches, and would stand for hours holding a lit candle for the Easter Services, and took many pictures of the Interiors for which I produced a multi-Media program as a college Project.

The Orthodox and Coptic Churches are now on the Front Lines in the worldwide persecution of Christians in Muslim Lands. I have read that more Christians are being slaughtered in those countries than in the days of Nero and Diocletian.

Remember, though, the Russian Church has survived 80 years of Communism, most of those years under Stalin. Now it is coming back stronger than ever.

There is hope for all of us.


14 posted on 07/26/2013 9:04:52 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Okay, that could explain Russia.

But who the heck prayed for America to sink into the pit?


15 posted on 07/26/2013 9:09:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: left that other site
Although I have some minute doctrinal issues with Orthodoxy, I absolutely LOVE the Divine Liturgy, The Icons, the Music, The Incense, even the Vestments.

I was always impressed with the Russian Orthodox wedding scenes in the movie "The Deerhunter",

16 posted on 07/26/2013 9:12:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

My Dad , a Wedding Photographer, did a Greek Wedding, where the Bride fainted from exhaustion and was unconscious for a large part of the ceremony. She revived towards the end in time for the rings and the crowns.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 9:19:20 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: marshmallow
It's getting so it's just depressing to be a citizen of the United States.

Notice, I didn't say American.

18 posted on 07/26/2013 9:20:40 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

I just got back from Europe....and I always made it a point to say that I was a “Texan”, and that we are from “Texas.”


19 posted on 07/26/2013 9:21:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nifster

It’s weird how Putin has almost become a poster boy for American conservatives.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 9:48:00 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: marshmallow

Hmmm. Is what he said the truth? Was it their faith, or fear of death by their government. Maybe Putin is using the idea that religion is the opium of the people for his own motives. Whatever his motives, nothing but good can come of it. Prayers for the Russians to seek the Way, the Truth, and the Life.


21 posted on 07/26/2013 10:38:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: TheRhinelander

And just recently, as I’m certain you know, Putin signed into law a bill that forbids any homosexual proselyting. He recognizing homosexual and lesbian behavior for what it is: a filthy sinful way to get one’s jollies.


22 posted on 07/27/2013 6:33:42 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

well except for that little bit of KGB in his blood....


23 posted on 07/27/2013 10:07:21 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: IbJensen

Putin treats homosexuality the way the Germans treat Scientology. Both countries know what it means to be infiltrated by a cult.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT by JPX2011
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To: dfwgator

Did you talk with any of the Euros about our new political reality. I spent a lot of the summer in Sweden and the handful of Swedes I talked to had no idea of the magnitude of the shift here. One guy asked, “well, ofcourse you think it will correct itself, right...right?” I said, “ it’s not looking that way”.


25 posted on 07/27/2013 10:24:33 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: marshmallow

Putin getting a clue about what works for a society, and what doesn’t.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 7:20:16 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Don’t forget Our Lady of Fatima.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 4:15:04 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: marshmallow

One of the most momentous historical changes in the history of the world: the Christianization of Russia. God Bless V. Putin.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:31 AM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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