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Russian Orthodox Church Synod Proposes to Mark Rus Christianization Anniversaries as State Holiday
Interfax ^ | 7/27/13

Posted on 07/29/2013 5:47:00 PM PDT by marshmallow

Kiev, July 27, Interfax - The Russian Orthodox Church Synod has called on the authorities of Kievan Rus countries to mark anniversaries of Kievan Rus' Christianization as state holidays or even make them days off.

"Bearing in mind the exclusive importance of Kievan Rus' Christianization for the history of countries within the area of canonical responsibility of the Russian Orthodox Church, to appeal to the administrations of the countries, which have not made this decision, for making anniversaries of Kievan Rus' Christianization state holidays and, wherever that is possible, days off," says a resolution of the Synod, which convened in Kiev on Saturday.

The Holy Synod rejoiced at the settlement of a series of splits and internal discords in the past 25 years and expressed its grief for those who had taken "the destructive path of arbitrary separation from the Mother Church, especially within the boundaries of Ukraine."


TOPICS: History; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: orthodox; roc; russia; russianorthodox

1 posted on 07/29/2013 5:47:00 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Great idea :)


2 posted on 07/29/2013 5:51:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: marshmallow
With the rebirth of the Church in Russia, Russia, herself, has risen from the dead. A modern miracle.

Be aware of the Garabandal prophecies.

I've NEVER been one to say this, but...with absolute seriousness, I now say don't wait until the holiday season to spend quality time with/seeking Jesus.

Time is of the essence, as they say. Now, more than ever.

3 posted on 07/29/2013 6:08:17 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: GBA

I just looked up the Garabandal prophecies on Wikipedia and got a general overview. They don’t say anything about Russia, do they?

Is Garabandal a big deal? It looks like it happened in the early 60s, and was taken seriously by Padre Pio and Mother Theresa. Yet, I’ve never heard of it before.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 9:48:05 PM PDT by married21
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To: married21
I confess I'm still learning, so I can't answer many of your questions. According to the four girls, the prophecies and warnings were given by Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus.

Jesus speaks of them as does Saint Mary in True Life in God as being the Sequel to the Fatima prophecies, which were not heeded nor shared. St. Mary said on Jan. 28, 1988: "Garabandal is the amplification of Fatima's Message"

I've not read far in the Messages, just started 1988, so I can only speak of what I've learned so far. This truly is something you need to seek for yourself. It is the most amazing book I've read yet and I've barely started it.

You can read more here.

5 posted on 07/30/2013 11:21:18 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: married21
Sorry, typo...that should have been January 26, 1988.
6 posted on 07/30/2013 11:32:24 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: married21
Introduction to the Messages
7 posted on 07/31/2013 7:52:37 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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