Skip to comments.Resurgent Russia: The Hope of Persecuted Christians
Posted on 08/09/2013 9:26:49 PM PDT by marshmallow
Scarcely a day goes by now where we do not read of yet another in a constellation of initiatives being undertaken by both the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government on behalf of persecuted Christians and other victims in Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world.
For instance, on July 31 it was announced that a charitable drive launched at the end of June by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had raised US$1.3 Million to assist victims of the Syrian armed conflict. That these funds will be distributed through the auspices of both Orthodox Christian Patriarch John X of Antioch as well as Supreme Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun of Syria, shows the Moscow Patriarchates application of the Christian principle of caring for ones neighbor, regardless of creed.
Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia at the recent celebration of the 1025th Anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.
This may not seem like a lot of money, but it is underscored by another program run by the Moscow Patriarchate, a boots on the ground affair in which representatives of the Russian Church enter harms way to personally deliver to Syria shipments of much needed medical equipment:
Representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church have carried medical equipment at the amount of about three million rubles to Damascus, said Hieromonk Efrem, acting representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia for the Patriarch of Antioch.
Yet the Russian Church is not limiting her involvement with world affairs to mere acts of grassroots charity.
In July, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, took the occasion of the recent celebrations in Moscow, Kiev and Belarus of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus into Orthodox Christianity as the ideal opportunity to nurture the......
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Be careful. Even as Putin outshines our Marxist in Chief (Valerie Jarrett, with numb-nuts puppet Barry), Russia is still the region of Essau.
Be ye not deceived.
In the case of Russia, it's more obvious.
>> a constellation of initiatives being undertaken... on behalf of persecuted Christians and other victims in Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere in the world.
This should be said about US.
Nevertheless, prayers for the continued success of the Church in Russia. And prayera for revival here in America,as well.
“This may not seem like a lot of money”
Raised in a fund raiser, by churchgoers. I recall a story about the widows mite.
I’m glad that SOMEBODY is standing up for these persecuted people.
At least Russia is ruled by a MAN not a pantywaist.
This was likely raised by the peasant Russians as well, so its quite an achievement.
Maybe, and maybe not. God works in mysterious ways and Christianity is resurgent in Russia. I will cheer any victory against the godless, regardless of which land it comes from.
AMEN to that.
Good for Russia! I haven’t heard B-HO sympathizing with the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
I doubt he ever would.
The Christian faith is making its comeback to Russia, by so much building or rebuilding of churches there.