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"Alexander Nevsky" Submarine Tested with Prayer Services
Interfax ^ | 9/16/13

Posted on 09/18/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by marshmallow

Arkhangelsk, September 16, - Fleet priest hieromonk Veniamin (Kovtun) attended tests of the underwater atomic submarine Alexander Nevsky.

"Prayer services were held at the rocket deck every day. Sailors asked the Lord that He helps the crew to deal with this complicated task. Everything that depended on people were excellently fulfilled, the crew worked perfectly," press service of the Arkhangelsk Diocese quoted Fr. Veniamin as saying.

The priest baptised an officer at the deck of the submarine.

According to him, many people underestimate the importance of forming Christian world outlook among officers, though it is "a very important way of recovering moral and psycological climate."

"It is very important to back up the crew when they go out to the sea as they deal with tasks of state importance. All actions of the crew are perfectly coordinated during ordinary trips. Here we check all working regimens of the submarine, including extreme ones: at the hundred per cent capacity, in full operation. If you're mistaken for two-three degrees, the boat will rush into the bottom. It's real extreme," the priest said.


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1 posted on 09/18/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Pray it get used to protect Christianity and Christians in the world.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 6:59:41 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: marshmallow
Александр Невский: вставайте русского народа!
3 posted on 09/18/2013 7:00:56 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: marshmallow

I imagine Basil Poledouris - Hymn To Red October being played in the background.


4 posted on 09/18/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

The link I posted in #3 is better.


5 posted on 09/18/2013 7:15:42 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: miliantnutcase

“I imagine Basil Poledouris - Hymn To Red October being played in the background.”

Nice to see another fan - I love his work in the 2 Conan the Barbarian movies!

Mel


6 posted on 09/18/2013 7:18:31 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: marshmallow

Russia promotes Christian values in the military while our military leadership ban Christianity. That’s a switch. What’s next, they going to defuse a near conflict with a Middle Eastern country without firing a shot? Oh wait...

Anyways, I’m glad they had a Chaplain on the sub giving prayer services.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 7:30:38 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: marshmallow

Isn’t this the sub that had a fire, killing a dock worker a couple of weeks ago?


8 posted on 09/18/2013 7:33:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: marshmallow

Prayers and Russian subs definitely belong together.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 7:39:13 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Redcitizen

1950’s Pray for the conversion of Russia

2010’s Pray for the conversion of America


10 posted on 09/18/2013 7:42:44 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: melsec

Yeah he was amazing. I loved his Robocop theme.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 7:43:51 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Now I’m in the mood to watch ‘The Hunt for Red October’ again.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 7:44:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

Oh yeah? Well, Putin was a KGB officer, so there! And...and — Exceptionalism! So we need to hang on to our bases in Afghanistan, because we’re against Russian imperialism. USA! USA!


13 posted on 09/18/2013 8:17:42 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: varmintman

With the Russians praying, embracing Christianity, and depising gays I don’t think it eould be wise to engage them in battle now that we have become the New Sodom & Gommorah of the world and one of the most despised nations in the world.


14 posted on 09/18/2013 8:18:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: marshmallow
Those evil Commies are pretending to be Russian again. Sneaky, huh?

In the mean time our military is outlawing Christianity and publishing guidelines for celebrating, "Let's all be perverts" month.

15 posted on 09/18/2013 8:27:58 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: marshmallow

Never in my life could I have dreamed that one day the Russian Government would allow its fleet to be blessed while the US Government does everything it can to impede Christianity.


16 posted on 09/18/2013 8:32:26 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: shibumi
Александр Невский: вставайте русского народа!

Это должен быть в иметителном падеже: "вставай русский народ!"

17 posted on 09/18/2013 8:56:49 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

Please translate that to English.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 8:59:35 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: dfwgator
Now I’m in the mood to watch ‘The Hunt for Red October’ again.

Me too. :-)

19 posted on 09/18/2013 9:01:54 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Rebelbase
Never in my life could I have dreamed that one day the Russian Government would allow its fleet to be blessed while the US Government does everything it can to impede Christianity.

Staggering. Not exactly unexpected, but staggering nonetheless.

20 posted on 09/18/2013 9:05:01 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Religion Moderator
The other poster had posted the first few words of Eisenstein's "Arise Russian People" from "Alexander Nevsky" but he had the "Russian people" part of the thing in genitive case and it needed to be in nominative case, which is what my suggestion was about.

The submarine here is named "Alexander Nevky" after the Russian prince who fought the Teutonic nights on the frozen lake in the mid 1200s (most of the Germans in their heavy armor fell through the ice and drowned).

Eisenstein's classic film is based on that story.

21 posted on 09/18/2013 9:14:33 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Religion Moderator; varmintman

Please pardon my Russian which stinks.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 9:18:33 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi; varmintman

No problem. Translating to English is a guideline on the Religion Forum.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 9:21:14 PM PDT by Religion Moderator
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To: Rebelbase

Just consider what kind of “leadership” we have chosen to lead us in the last 50 years.

Elections have consequences.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 9:57:47 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: miliantnutcase

Good movie, good sound track.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 5:54:07 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Romulus

I think more and more folks are getting it but the ‘50s and ‘60s still exert a powerful hold on many.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 6:36:15 AM PDT by marshmallow
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