Skip to comments.Orthodox Believers to Hold Procession Against War and Ukraine's Integration in "Euro Sodom"
Posted on 06/10/2014 6:07:24 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow, June 10, Interfax - Orthodox activists will hold the procession with cross in Kiev on June 22.
"Participants in the procession with cross will stand against war in Donbass and Ukraine's integration in alien and hostile to our people western civilization "European Union - Euro Sodom". Ukraine is one of the integral parts that make Orthodox civilization and the Russian world," organizers told Interfax-Religion.
The procession with cross will go from the Kiev Laura of the Caves.
"We invite you to participate personally and invite other activists to take part in the procession with cross dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of the most terrific and destructive war held by the West against the Russian World. This year the date of its beginning, as in 1941, matches with the Day of All Russian Saints," organizers said.
Participants will conduct a Requiem Liturgy at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and sing acathistus to St.George and St. Alexander of Neva during the procession with cross that is to go along central streets of the Ukrainian capital.
It would be cool if they started praying for the salvation of the West, the way some people used to pray for Soviet Russia.
But I’m not betting the farm that they really feel any urge to help Western souls.
Apparently the National Socialists = the West.
America and Britain made huge sacrifices in both treasure and blood to assist Stalin's Russia against Hitler's Germany. Indeed: Hitler only turned east when baffled in the west.
It's troubling that the organizers either choose to forget this - or never learned any different.
I wish them luck with their counter-EU crusade, but they'd better open a history book that wasn't written in Cyrillic.
They have differing views on Ukrainian independence and on the role that Russia and Russian Orthodoxy should play in the Ukraine.
This news item is almost valueless since it neither identifies the communion nor even offers the name of any individual organizer.
Which would mean that this group is simply a pro-Russian, pro-Putin, astroturf group.