Skip to comments.Putin on mount Athos sat on the throne of the Byzantine emperors (trunc)
Posted on 05/28/2016 4:36:08 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos on mount Athos sat in the chair, which previously could only occupy the Byzantine emperors. Putin said about the need to strengthen the spiritual power of all the Orthodox and declared the Greek mountain a source of well-being and grace for the Russian Orthodox world.
Putin visited Athos, having participated in events in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the appearance of Russian monks on the Holy mountain. On the website of the Kremlin promptly a photo gallery, and Greek TV covered the trip live. As notes Ribbon., thanks to the spiritual life of the head of state was put on public display, which usually happens.
Putin on mount Athos visited the Church of the assumption of the blessed virgin, where was celebrated a short prayer service, during which was prayed with supplication for the health, life and mercy the servant of God of Vladimir with the family and those around him, reports TASS. After this welcome address said the Holy mountain protopectin father Paul.
In response, Putin thanked the Ecumenical Patriarch and the primates of the Greek Orthodox Church for what they do to maintain relations with the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian people. Im here for the second time and always feel a special warmth, kindness and the best attitude not only to me, as the head of the Russian state and the Russian people, the people as a whole, said the President of Russia.
He also noted that on the Holy mountain is very important and very necessary for the Orthodox world an act associated with the strengthening of the moral foundations of society: To a large extent you are the source of well-being and grace.
The President noted that Russia and Athos have long had a close religious bond, the Athonite tradition played a significant role in the life of the Russian people, and in our days the interest of Russia to mount Athos continues unabated, and more recently with the active participation of the Russian Orthodox Church and philanthropists there is a restoration of historical sites associated with the Russian presence on the Holy Mountain.
Putin also visited mount Athos on Russian Svyato-Panteleymonov monastery. The Russian President wished prosperity of the monastery, long life and good health to her brother: I would Like to thank you Reverend father and the brethren of the monastery for the hospitality and the cordiality with which our meet here compatriots. You show us an example of following the principles of humanity, kindness and justice. These traditional and moral and cultural values are the measure of todays moral and support for all of us and are important for the maintenance of peace, strengthen Russia, to preserve the unity of the Russian Orthodox Church. (Quoted by Interfax.)
Putin on mount Athos sat on the throne of the Byzantine emperors, and declared the mountain a source of grace 29.05.2016
I love it! THink of all the intelligence you could get at confession!
Any communist/socialist infested place could use a Pinochet, and observing the recent “protests” we are getting darn close to it.
Time for a small semantics lesson. You used the term “the church.” You meant “his church.” And he’ll toss the Orthodox overboard the moment Patriarch Kirill deviates from his Kremlin-approved lines.
Ha, ha, I don’t think the Orthodox do confessions the way the Catholics do.
I’m surprised he kept his shirt on.
Wow, I always thought Bush was a Christian.
Do you see anybody else stepping up? He is smart.
As I have said on other threads, the protesters are handing the election to Trump.
Well, Jesus Christ is his favorite philosopher. Draw your own conclusions.
Bushes worship Saudi Oil.
Didn’t Putin invade and annex Crimean and Georgia under false pretenses?
“It wasnt until the double-whammy of 1) his wifes car accident in 1993 and 2) a life-threatening house fire in 1996 that Putin began questioning his atheism. During a vulnerable moment before Putin departed for a diplomatic trip to Israel, his mother gave him a baptismal cross. He said of the occasion:
I did as she said and then put the cross around my neck. I have never taken it off since.3
Now, Putin has become a bit of a zealot. “
Good site, BTW, for summaries of religious leanings of well-known people.
It was HIS baptismal cross.
If Putin poisons journalists then I think we could use about a dozen Putins.
In the proper sentence structure the noun is “Putin”. Therefore, the first pronoun refers to the “Putin”.
If I wanted to say W was a Christian I would have written:
“When Putin met with W, a Christian, in Crawford, Texas he said he was an atheist.”
In choosing the antecedent for a pronoun, a case can be made that the antecedent is the subject of the sentence (Putin). Alternatively, a case can be made that the antecedent is the nearest appropriate noun (W).
In either case: Crawford ... comma ... Texas ... comma!!!
That was your official Midnight Punctuation lesson. Please tip your server ...
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