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  • Russian Orthodox Church Angry as State Destroys "Extremist Bibles"

    12/28/2016 11:59:08 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 24 replies
    Earlier this week, Russian media reported a Vladivostok court handing down a 30,000-ruble ($495) fine to the Salvation Army christian organization for incorrectly marking bibles the organization was distributing. In addition to the fine, the court ordered the books' destruction Ė 36 Russian-language Bibles and four English-language ones among them. It is the first precedent of implementing the ďYarovaya legislationĒ and its harsher regulations for missionaries. ďEssentially, the organization was punished for illegal missionary Ė not terrorist or extremist Ė activity by destruction of the Bible,Ē a spokeswoman for the Moscow Patriarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church Xenia Chernega told...
  • Orthodoxy And Russia Inseparable - Putin (Russia Based On Christian Values)

    11/20/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies
    TASS | 11/20/2016 | TASS
    LADIVOSTOK, November 20. /TASS/. Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in Russiaís life throughout the entire history of Russia, so it would not be an exaggeration to say that Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in the film Patriarch shown on the Rossiya-1 television channel on Sunday to mark the 70th birth anniversary of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. "Orthodoxy and Russia are inseparable. And throughout our entire history, Orthodoxy has been playing a major role in the life of our state and our nation," the president said. "Our moral values rest on...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: ďas a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.Ē Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513Ė72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813Ė43) who declared: ďThe Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.Ē Now Scotland is a land...
  • Georgian Orthodox Church Rejects Ecumenical Document for Worldwide Orthodox Council

    02/27/2016 6:40:17 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Georgian Orthodox Church has rejected a document on ecumenism, prepared for the worldwide council of Orthodox leaders scheduled to take place in Crete in June. The rejection of the preparatory document by one of the world's fourteen autocephalous Orthodox churches poses the first serious challenge for the council's planners. A key organizing principle for the council has been that any statement or document produced by the participants must have unanimous support. The opposition of the Georgian hiearchy also illustrates the deep suspicions about ecumenical work within some Orthodox circles. Patriarch Ilia II of Tbilisi, the leader of the Georgian...
  • Is Russia's Syria intervention a 'holy war'? Russian Orthodox Church: 'yes'

    11/24/2015 7:30:13 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 2 replies ^ | 11/24/2015 | Fred Weir
    Is Russia's Syria intervention a 'holy war'? Russian Orthodox Church: 'yes' The church fully supports the Kremlin's decision to intervene in Syria, both as a 'war on terrorism' and to protect Middle Eastern Christians it sees as its responsibility. Christian Science Monitor By Fred Weir 18 hours ago For many in the West, the idea that a church would take an overtly hawkish stance in the conflict in Syria is an utterly foreign concept. But then, the Russian Orthodox Church is not of the West, says Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, the church's most recognizable spokesperson, in his spartan downtown Moscow office....
  • ‚ÄėNo happy endings‚Äô between Eastern Christians and Islam, professor says

    11/19/2015 8:27:29 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Corine Erlandson
    ‚ÄėNo happy endings‚Äô between Eastern Christians and Islam, professor says By Corine Erlandson FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ When it comes to Christians in the Middle East, there are ‚Äúno happy endings.‚ÄĚ This was the blunt assessment of Dr. Adam DeVille in a Nov. 11 talk on ‚ÄúEastern Christians and Islam‚ÄĚ at Brookside Mansion at the University of Saint Francis. This talk was part of a series open to the public offered by the Department of Philosophy and Theology. There were close to 50 people in attendance. DeVille started his talk by telling his audience about the status of Eastern Christians in...
  • Beyond Sunday

    11/15/2015 6:02:28 AM PST · by steve8714
    Today I went to Mass, the first time since I heard my pastor compare Pope Francis to the prophet Amos, favorably. Today was also the day the hectoring began for "Beyond Sunday", the latest rebrand of the Archdiocesan Expansion Fund. Those of us who remember the pre-1968 Church might recall a vibrant Catholic presence in the black neighborhoods of North St. Louis. A sizable minority were Roman Catholic, attracted by the ability to send their children to Corpus Christi, Mercy, DeAndreis, Laboure, or even McBride, St. Marks or Rosati-Kain high schools, keeping them out of the street life at a...
  • Russian leading politician: Syria is a ďChristian holy landĒ for Russia.ĎIt Is Our Landí

    10/23/2015 12:19:39 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Mary Chastain
    ďThis is generally the holy land,Ē he explained. ďIt is for us [Russians] our land. It was from there came to us a civilization. Maybe someone forgot. Antioch gave us the first monks.Ē He continued, ďWhen we celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty all liturgy led not to Russian Orthodox Church, but to Antioch. Would not it be for Antioch, there would be no Orthodoxy and Russia. This is our land!Ē
  • UKRAINE: Human rights activists published evidences of religious persecution in occupied Donbas

    05/15/2015 5:35:06 AM PDT · by · 4 replies
    A new report, ďWhen God Becomes The WeaponĒ, provides a detailed, unsettling first-hand account of religiously motivated persecution in rebel-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine. The report has been prepared by the Center for Civil Liberties (CCL) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in the framework of the Civic Solidarity Platform with assistance of the Institute for Religious Freedom, Kyiv. The new report, which is based on field monitoring undertaken by the CCL and IPHR, documents widespread and serious violations of the rights of religious believers, EXCEPT the Moscow patriarchy Orthodox Church, in the conflict-affected areas of Ukraine. The Orthodox...
  • Meet the Oriental Orthodox Christians and Their Controversial Christology

    03/19/2015 1:25:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dr Taylor Marshall
    On planet earth there are about 70 million Orthodox Christians that are not in full communion with the Catholic Church (centered at Rome) or with the Eastern Orthodox (centered at Constantinople). These are the Oriental Orthodox Christians. They have all seven sacraments, revere the Mother of God and the saints, have a valid Eucharist, pray for the faithful departed, and have preserved a valid line of apostolic succession.Armenian Christians in the Miaphysite Tradition These Oriental Orthodox Christians do not accept the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451 which dogmatically defined that Christ is one divine Person with two natures (divine and human).Meet the...
  • ďDissentersĒ, And The Slandering Of Orthodoxy

    02/19/2015 7:46:53 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 2/19/15 | Mundabor
    Ah, words! How powerful they are with the simple! How many of the latter there are! Cardinal Wuerl has now made clear what the strategy of the Modernist faction (led by TMAHICH) against orthodox Catholics (factually led by the SSPX, and by Cardinal Burke in the Conciliar camp) in the months leading to October will be: comparing them to ďdissentersĒ. Wuerl's aim is transparent enough: leveraging on the love for orthodoxy of your common Catholic to create an aura of rebellion around those who defend Catholic orthodoxy, whilst letting the heretics appear orthodox because the Pope sides with them. Mind,...
  • Pope Francis: I seek communion with Orthodox Churches

    11/30/2014 3:00:37 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | November 30, 2014
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I embraces Pope Francis at a celebration of the Divine Liturgy in Istanbul - REUTERS (Vatican Radio)¬† In an address upon conclusion of the Divine Liturgy celebrated by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the Orthodox Church of St. George in Istanbul, Pope Francis said ‚Äúthe one thing that the Catholic Church desires and that I seek as Bishop of Rome‚Ķis communion with the Orthodox Churches.‚ÄĚ Below, please find the complete text of the Holy Father‚Äôs address: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† When I was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, I often took part in the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of...
  • Climate Science Defector Forced to Resign by Alarmist 'Fatwa'

    05/14/2014 1:48:01 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 May, 2014 | James Delingpole
    Professor Lennart Bengtsson - the leading scientist who three weeks ago signalled his defection to the climate sceptic camp by joining the board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation - has now dramatically been forced to resign from his position. His views on the weakness of the "consensus" haven't changed. But as he admits in his resignation letter, he has been so badly bullied by his alarmist former colleagues that he is worried his health and career will suffer. Bengtsson's recruitment by the GWPF (the London-based think tank set up by former Chancellor Lord Lawson) represented a huge coup for...
  • Ankara to Black Sea Turkey and Russia's Age-Old Struggle for Regional Supremacy

    05/14/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 12, 2014 | Akin Unver
    The Ottoman Empireís loss of Crimea to the Russian Empire in 1783 was a turning point in both civilizationsí histories. For the Ottomans, it was the first permanent loss of a major Muslim territory to a Christian power, in this case Catherine the Greatís Russia, which, like President Vladimir Putinís Russia, had intervened in a Crimean civil war and eventually annexed the peninsula. For the Russians, it was the beginning of their countryís transformation into a global power; through the Black Sea, Russia could sail on the West. From 1783 onward, Moscow used its sea presence to bedevil the Ottomans,...
  • Montenegrin PM blasted over Russia policy (Orthodox church against anti-Russian stance)

    04/29/2014 12:08:13 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    BELGRADE -- Metropolitan of Montenegro Amfilohije has strongly criticized Montengerin Prime Minister Milo ńźukanovińá for the decision to impose sanctions against Russia. Amfilohije (Tanjug) This dignitary of the Serb Orthodox Church spoke during the promotion in Belgrade on Tuesday of Leonid Reshetnikov's book, "To Return to Russia". Amfilohije recalled the words of Montenegro's 18th and 19th century ruler and military and religious leader Petar I Petrovińá Njego¬ö (Saint Peter of Cetinje), and advised ńźukanovińá to "read them carefully." "'May he who is not not loyal to the same-language, same-blood Russia, have the living flesh fall off him, may he be...
  • Srebrenica Genocide of the Christian Serbs: ďthese matters are not up for discussionĒ

    11/30/2013 4:01:42 PM PST · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Nov 29, 2013
    Srebrenica Genocide of the Christian Serbs: ¬ďthese matters are not up for discussion¬Ē by SHEIKYERMAMI on NOVEMBER 29, 2013 The Truth Behind the Genocide in Srebrenica: What the West Doesn¬ít Want You to Know Hillary_Clinton_portraitShillary (¬ďHuma made me do it¬Ē): ¬ďthese matters are not up for discussion¬Ö.¬Ē Slick Willie bombed the Christian Serbs out of their ancestral homeland. Albanian and Bosnian Muslims are now living in the houses of the Serbs. There is a golden statue of BJ Clinton right in the middle of Srebrenica¬Ö¬Ö Posted by sharia unveiled on November 28, 2013 Srebrenica 4From Serbia to Syria: A Generation...
  • Some 54,000 Join Religious Procession in St. Petersburg

    11/04/2013 12:50:21 PM PST · by kronos77 · 4 replies
    ST. PETERSBURG, November 4 (RIA Novosti) Ė About 54,000 people joined a religious procession in the heart of Russiaís second largest city St. Petersburg on Monday, a city police spokesman said. ďNo violations of public order took place during the event,Ē the spokesman said. The procession began half an hour later than scheduled due to large number of believers willing to take part. It ended near the cityís biggest Orthodox church, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, where a service was held to commemorate Russiaís National Unity Day. Those who were unable to enter watched the service on two huge TV screens flanking...
  • Believers in Unbelieving Churches

    10/26/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 10-21-1935 | J. Greshem Machen
    Believers in Unbelieving Churches What Should Be Done by Christian People Who are in a Modernist Church? What is the duty of Christian congregations or Christian individuals who find themselves in a church that is dominated by unbelief? Shall they remain in such a church, or shall they withdraw from it and become members of a consistently Christian Church? That is certainly the question of the hour for the orthodox part of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Various attempts are being made to answer the question. Various considerations are being urged on one side or the other. If we...
  • An aging maverick, Charlotte native Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong has no regrets

    10/19/2013 7:19:42 PM PDT · by boatbums · 49 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/19/2013 | David Gibson
    At 82, retired and enjoying life, Bishop John Shelby Spong doesnít have to be the liberal enfant terrible whose pronouncements for gay rights and against traditional dogmas once scandalized Christendom. Indeed, many of the views that once turned the Charlotte native and former Episcopal bishop of Newark into a lightning rod are now regarded as so matter-of-fact that they barely occasion much notice: Ordaining gay clergy and blessing same-sex marriages, for example, or having a female presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to lead a national church in the Anglican Communion. On a range of issues, Spong...
  • A Mysterious Mass Conversion From Islam to Orthodox Christianity in Georgia

    09/19/2013 3:01:18 PM PDT · by bad company · 23 replies ^ | 19/9/13 | Ian Hamel
    In 1991, 75% of Adjarians in Georgia were Muslims. Today, they have become 75% Orthodox Christians. How can these conversions be explained, which is apparently unique in the world? ďWhat time do services begin at Saint Nicholas in Batumi on Sunday morning?Ē The question embarrasses the employee of the President Plaza, one of the largest institutions in the city, a seat of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara and the Iranian consulate. It is true that in the province of Georgia, washed by the Black Sea, the population speaks little English. All signs, such as signs in the streets, are in...