I used to be born in 1955, 9 years after the beginning of the Chilly Struggle between the Soviet Union and the West. One of many fixed refrains from that period was the declare that the Soviets represented “godless” communism. The false perception continues to border how most Individuals view trendy Russia — i.e., it’s a godless nation. However that could be a lie. The Russia of Vladimir Putin is a Christian nation, however respects and embraces its Muslim residents.
I imagine that one of many unspoken causes the West hates Russia is as a result of nearly all of the Russian folks strongly embrace Jap Orthodox theology. Not like the Roman Catholic Church, which is squishy on the difficulty of the LBGTQ agenda and tarnished by a legion of pedophile Monks, the Jap Orthodox Christians insist that God created man and lady and that homosexuality is a sin.
And the Jap Orthodox Church is underneath an unrelenting assault by the regime of Vladimir Zelensky. For instance, the top of the Jap Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan Pavlo, was arrested and confined to his residence for 2 months by a Ukrainian courtroom after Ukraine’s prime safety company SBU raided the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra monastery in March.
The Ukrainian navy is also participating within the effort to intimidate the Jap Othodox Church:
On Easter night time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired 20 rockets from MLRS at Donetsk, in accordance with the DPR illustration to the JCCC. There was smoke within the space of the Donetsk Cathedral, the place a liturgy was happening, native authorities instructed TASS. One individual was killed and two others have been wounded on account of the shelling of the realm of the cathedral in central Donetsk, the DPR authorities added.
Then there may be video of the Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk and Kolomyia Nikita being attacked on the road at night time. (For some purpose, YouTube determined that is age-restricted.)
Subsequent up, two aged girls making an attempt to attend a church service in Kiev are surrounded by a mob chanting, “Suitcase, station, Russia!” I suppose that is the Ukrainian model of , “Adore it or Go away it.” This is only one extra instance of the Ukrainian Authorities’s effort to grab Orthodox church buildings all through Ukraine.
The trouble to grab Orthodox church buildings just isn’t confined to Kiev:
Subscribers from the area report that the Nazis from the “proper sector” (67 brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) are occupying church buildings and temples within the north of Kharkov.
Among the many church buildings occupied by militants are the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the village of Cherkasskiye Tishki) and the Nicholas Church (the village of Russkaya Lozovaya).
The next video reveals one other mob making an attempt to forestall parishioners from coming into the Cathedral in Kamianets Podilskyi:
An try to seize the cathedral is presently happening in Kamianets-Podilskyi.
That is reported by the tg-channel of the UOC (Ukraine Orthodox church)
“In accordance with eyewitnesses from the scene, the police don’t reply to calls. Believers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, who’re defending their temple, are attempting handy over subpoenas. Divine service is carried out contained in the temple, believers additionally pray in entrance of the cathedral.
Since yesterday, opponents of the UOC have been calling on native Fb pages to come back to the cathedral for an assault. On the identical time, they unfold false details about the Church,” the message says.
Right here we’ve got opponents to the Orthodox Church harassing a Priest making an attempt to enter a Cathedral. He’s bodily assaulted and his hat is snatched from his head.
The West largely stays mute to those pervasive, evil assaults on the Orthodox trustworthy. It’s demonic within the full sense of the phrase and plenty of of these doing these assaults embrace the Nazi ideology and paganism. listed below are two beauties. The salute just isn’t unintentional.
This isn’t the primary time in historical past that Jap Orthodox Christians have been attacked. The query I’ve is why the political leaders in America and Europe are staying silent within the face of this widespread persecution?