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  • By Serving Kremlin rather than Christ, Moscow Patriarchate Now a Small National Church

    09/22/2018 7:29:21 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Blogger ^ | Sep 2018 | Ilya Zabezhinsky
    Ilya Zabezhinsky, an Orthodox commentator from the Northern capital [of St. Petersburg], says that the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate by its promotion of the Kremlin’s agenda of “a Russian world” has failed in its Christian mission to the peoples of the former USSR and been reduced to a small national church of the Russian Federation. Under Patriarch Kirill and President Vladimir Putin, the writer says, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has become “the ideological department of the powers that be of the Russian Federation and essentially ceased to be the Russian Orthodox Church. Instead,...
  • Poland's President proposes US Base called Fort Trump

    09/18/2018 3:48:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 58 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Today 9/18/18 | Associated Press
    <p>3:05 p.m.</p> <p>The president of Poland is telling President Donald Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent American base in Poland that would be named Fort Trump.</p> <p>Trump says that he's considering the idea and that Poland has offered more than $2 billion to the U.S. to pay for such an effort.</p>
  • Be Sustained[charismatic Caucus]

    09/17/2018 7:40:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Be sustained in ME my children for truly as I AM alive in you, eternally My living fire of Virtue is always ready to rise up and meet your Declaration of being made whole,blessed and prosperous. "Take on My Graciousness" ( (( Just Believe ! )) ) Malachi 4:1-3 The Great Day of the LORD 1“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble; the day is coming when I will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of Hosts. “Not a root or branch will be left to them.”...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/17/2018 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault. The alleged victim had contacted Democratic members of Congress months ago anonymously with Democrats revealing the matter after Kavanaugh's nomination hearings ended.... In Sochi, Russia today President Vladimir Putin is meeting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss Syria..... Over the weekend a Russian general said that militants have moved canisters of chlorine into a village in Idlib in preparation for a false flag chemical attack that would be used to justify an attack on Syria by the US and allied nations..... Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman...
  • BACKFIRE: Probe Of Manafort Leads To Possible Federal Charges For Lawyer With Ties To Obama And...

    09/15/2018 12:02:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 15, 2018 | Aleister
    FULL TITLE: BACKFIRE: Probe Of Manafort Leads To Possible Federal Charges For Lawyer With Ties To Obama And Clinton Greg Craig is a lawyer who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations. He is now likely to face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent. The irony is that this probably would never have come up without the investigation of Paul Manafort. FOX News reports: Lawyer with Obama, Clinton ties may face federal charges: report A lawyer with ties to the Obama and Clinton administrations may face federal charges for failing to register as a foreign agent,...
  • Greek-catholic Patriarch: Orthodox connivance with Stalin undermines our relations

    09/15/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 2015 | Nina Achmatova
    The non-admission of the Russian Orthodox Churches' complicity with the Soviet persecution of Greek-Catholics in Ukraine is undermining relations between the two Churches. The warning was voiced by the Archbishop of Kiev, Sviatoslav Shevchuk, head of the Greek-catholic Church. "The ability to apologize shows a lively Christian conscience, which is a precondition for the so-called healing of memories," said Archbishop Shevchuk in an interview with the Ukrainian newspaper Den (Day). "The Russian Orthodox Church was used by Stalin's regime for the compulsory settlement of our church - he added - the fact there has been no symbolic reconciliation between us...
  • Russian Orthodox Church Breaks With Constantinople As Ukrainian Orthodox Church Pulls Away

    09/14/2018 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 8 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 9/14/18 | L Todd Wood
    The Russian Orthodox Church, worried about the Ukrainian Orthodox Church leaving its orbit, has decided to start a break with the Orthodox power structure in Constantinople. The Kremlin has long used the church as an equal partner in promoting its narrative of Russian society, in turn the church supports Moscow’s foreign policy goals and domestic policies. With Ukraine looking to break from the ROC, this has ruffled feathers in the Russian leadership, in both the church and the political sector.
  • Manafort Indictment Also Implicates Tony Podesta, The Clinton-Connected Superlobbyist

    09/14/2018 12:46:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | September 14, 2018 | Chuck Ross
    Clinton-connected lobbyist Tony Podesta knew he was working with Paul Manafort on behalf of a Ukrainian politician, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. Podesta, Manafort and Mercury Public Affairs all failed to register as foreign agents of Ukraine for the work. Manafort entered a plea agreement with the special counsel Friday. Two lobbying firms, including one owned by Democratic superlobbyist Tony Podesta, knowingly worked with Paul Manafort at the direction of the Ukrainian government, according to an indictment released Friday by the special counsel’s office. The indictment, which was released ahead of an expected plea...
  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v.PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR., Defendant. SUPERSEDING CRIMINAL INFORMATION

    09/14/2018 10:19:08 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 87 replies
    DocumentCloud ^ | Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:32 AM | THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    1. PAUL J. MANAFORT, JR. (MANAFORT) served for years as a political consultant and lobbyist. Between at least 2006 and 2015, MANAFORT conspired with Richard W. Gates (Gates),Konstantin Kilimnik (Kilimnik), and others to act, and acted, as unregistered agents of a foreign government and political party. Specifically, MANAFORT conspired to act and acted as an agent of the Government of Ukraine, the Party of Regions (a Ukrainian political party whose leader Victor Yanukovych was President from 2010 to 2014), President Yanukovych, and the Opposition Bloc (a successor to the Party of Regions that formed in 2014 when Yanukovych fled to...
  • After Russian Pressure, AP Issues Correction on 'Nazi-Soviet Alliance

    09/14/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9/13/18 | Ofer Aderet
    The Associated Press news agency on Wednesday acceded to a Russian request to delete the term "former ally" from an article mentioning the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II. The article, which was published at the beginning of the month in media outlets worldwide, including Haaretz, was about a Ukrainian city commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community. It included the claim that "in June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union, its former ally." On Wednesday, ten days after the article was published, AP amended the text. The news agency...
  • Russia Should Annex Donbass, Communist Party Leader Says

    09/11/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 11, 2018
    Russia’s Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has openly called for the annexation of two eastern Ukrainian regions amid media reports of a possible escalation of hostilities. Ukraine has been at war for control of the Donbass region after an uprising of pro-Russian separatists there in 2014. Russia has been accused of stoking the conflict that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced more than 1.6 million people, a charge that the Kremlin denies. Separatist leaders quoted by Russian state media have claimed that Kiev is readying an offensive in the region following the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of...
  • Leading Russian scholar admits: Ukrainian Church has right to Independence

    09/11/2018 8:55:34 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Unian ^ | 11 September 2018
    Russian religious expert Sergei Chapnin explains why the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has every reason to grant the status of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church In an op-ed published by Vedomosti, Chapnin noted that the issue of Ukrainian autocephaly dates back to the early 20th century, while those associated with the status of the Kyiv church goes back to the late 17th century. "But if the Patriarch of Constantinople preserves the continuity of his institutions for almost 1500 years, the Moscow Patriarchate, after the total destruction of all church institutions in 1917 and the re-emergence of some of them...
  • Orthodox Patriarch explains bid for Ukrainian autonomy from Moscow patriarchate

    09/09/2018 5:42:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | Sep 5, 2018
    At a gathering of Orthodox leaders last week, Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople insisted that he, as Ecumenical Patriarch, has the authority to approve a bid for autocephaly (self-governance) by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Patriarch Bartholomew, in his address to an August 31 summit meeting of Orthodox prelates, said that the bid for Ukrainian autonomy was not a new development. On the contrary, he said, the Orthodox Church in Kiev—which was established before the Orthodox Church in Moscow—has frequently requested such a move: Already from the early 14th century, when the See of the Kievan Metropolis was moved—without the canonical permission...
  • Russian Orthodox Church vows breakup with Constantinople if Ukrainian Orthodox autonomy is granted

    09/09/2018 5:40:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Unian ^ | Sep 2018
    The Russian Orthodox Church threatened to break off relations with Orthodox Christianity's leading body - the Patriarchate of Constantinople - if it endorses the new self-governing, or autocephalous, Ukrainian Church. In an interview in Moscow on Saturday, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations, said that the Russian Orthodox Church wil sever ties with Constantinople if a decision is made there to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Kyiv Patriarchate, according to TASS. "The Russian Orthodox Church will not accept this decision," the cleric said. As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ecumenical...
  • Religious Persecution in the Russian-Occupied Territories of Eastern Ukraine

    09/05/2018 2:17:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Spring 2018 | Mykhailo Cherenkov
    War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing at least 1.6 million people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in the persecution of Protestant pastors and churches throughout the territories that are occupied by pro-Russian separatist groups. One such group is the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). According to a new law passed on Feb. 2, 2018 (#211-II “About Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations”), the LNR is permitted to discriminate against any and all non-Orthodox religious communities. While...
  • Moscow's "Interventions" in Ukrainian Church Affairs "Uncanonical" - Patriarch Bartholomew

    09/04/2018 6:28:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/4/18
    Washington/Moscow, September 3, Interfax - Patriarch Bartholomew has insisted on the right by the Church of Constantinople to resolve the Ukrainian church problem without the Moscow Patriarchate. "Since Russia, as the one responsible for the current painful situation in Ukraine, is unable to solve the problem, the Ecumenical Patriarchate assumed the initiative of resolving the problem in accordance with the authority afforded to it by the Sacred Canons and the jurisdictional responsibility over the eparchy of Kiev, receiving a request to this end by the honorable Ukrainian Government, as well as recurring requests by 'Patriarch' Philaret of Kiev appealing for...
  • Ukraine could beat Putin in Church Battle

    09/03/2018 2:31:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 3 September 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    Ukraine can’t reclaim territory annexed by Russia or held by its proxies – but it’s increasingly likely to deprive its larger neighbor of something arguably as valuable: Its power over Ukraine’s Orthodox Christian believers, and with it Moscow’s claim to a central role in eastern Christianity. Moscow Patriarch Kirill went to Istanbul late last month to meet with Bartholomew (of Constantinople). A bishop who was present said that while no final decision was made on Ukrainian autocephaly, the process has now gone too far to reverse it. Russian clerics have warned that granting independence to the Ukrainian church could cause...
  • U.S. Army receives 3D mobile air-defense radar system from Ukraine

    09/03/2018 5:37:31 AM PDT · by tlozo · 5 replies
    Defence Blog ^ | Sep 2, 2018 | Army, News
    According to the ImportGenius website that tracks the import/export activity at shipping docks, the U.S. Army Contracting Command received the 3D mobile air-defense radar system from Ukraine. The notice by the ImportGenius said that the U.S. Army Contracting Command center in Orlando has received 3D mobile air-defense radar system, called the 36D6M1-1, from Ukraine through SFTC “Progress”. The 36D6M1-1is a mobile 3D airspace surveillance radar system that was developed by the SE “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra” and is designed to be used as a part of modern automated Air Defense systems, Anti-Aircraft Missile Complexes and to detect low flying...
  • Bartholomew I tells Russia's Patriarch Kirill about plans to grant autocephaly to Ukrainian church

    09/01/2018 8:42:33 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Unian ^ | Aug 31, 2018
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has informed Patriarch Kirill of Moscow of his plans to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian church. Their meeting took place in Istanbul, Turkey. "First, there was a meeting in front of all the members of the Synod. Then there were tete-a-tete talks, only with translation," Kyiv Archbishop Yevstratiy (Zorya), wrote on Facebook on August 31. Later, Metropolitan of France Emmanuel came out to reporters. He represented Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I at the celebration of the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Kyiv Rus in Kyiv in July 2018. "He made a short statement, "We have informed...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/01/2018 5:25:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that any Syrian government offensive to retake northern parts of the country held by opposition forces including Al Qaeda jihadists would be an "escalation"..... The leader of the Russian separatist "Donetsk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, was killed in an explosion Friday..... An associate of one time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has pled guilty to charges of failing to report his lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine.... In 2016 candidate Donald Trump was calling him "lying Ted Cruz" but on Friday President Trump was tweeting his support...