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
Obama cound'na done it, that's for sure.
Putin wants to be the defender of the (Christian) faith. Okay, we could do worse.
Didn’t the Persian fleet get wrecked by a storm while sailing around Mr. Athos or the peninsula on which it is located?
He’s doing better than Bergoglio.
Obozo vs. Putin, I’m afraid I have a lot more confidence in Putin.....
Oh I don't know, Jughead desecrates the Oval Office and is probably waiting to desecrate The Holy Temple when it's rebuilt. I don't think there's any throne he wouldn't try to sit upon.
Just proves that no one is all good or all bad.
Translation by machine, seems to be this.
Arbitrary is one’s sentence word order.
When Putin met with W in Crawford, Texas he said he was an atheist.
I really like this guy. Wish we had a leader like him. Not so sure about the way he’s hung around and around, but that’s Russia. If I turned back to Christianity, I might have to give the Orthodox church a try. I became Catholic largely due to JPII and Benedict XVI, but this renegade pope is going to obola the church. Maybe the Orthodox hold the last vestige of the true religion.
He discovered that he could get more mileage out of acting like an Orthodox Christian. Just watch those of us on the Right fawning over him.
Methinks Putin learned from the days of the Soviet Union that it doesn’t pay to have the Left fawn over you.
-—I really like this guy. Wish we had a leader like him-—
Yes, Putin is a leader...
I really don’t think we need a guy like him...
Poisoning journalist, invading sovereign countries for non-existent reasons, former Head of the KGB among other nefarious things...
The only thing I like about Putin is he makes Obama look even more of a putz than he already is...
He says he had a religious conversion. Why doubt him? He’s prospering the church in his country and the things I’ve read that the High Metropolitan or whatever says sound a bit harsh (for Western ears) but true.
We may HAVE to look to Russia Today to find out what’s really going on. Like the Daily Mail.
Not every country works like the US. Leaders aren’t a “one size fits all” thing.
For example, I wouldn’t want a Pinochet for this country, but for Chile, he was what they needed at that particular time.
“Maybe the Orthodox hold the last vestige of the true religion.”
Not the Russian or the Bulgarian Orthodox Churches. Their Patriarchs and most of the high ranked bishops were on the rolls of the KGB, respectively the Bulgarian version of it. So you may be learning the gospel according to Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Putin.
Allegedly! I had a chance to buy a Putin t-shirt in the Moscow airport and I passed it up. pity.
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