Skip to comments.100 years after Russian revolution, Christianity faces new challenges
Posted on 09/20/2017 10:55:54 AM PDT by NRx
A few blocks from Moscows Lubyanka Building, which for decades served as the headquarters of the Soviet Unions KGB security agency, the Russian Orthodox patriarch recently consecrated a church memorializing those martyred during communisms reign.
While we were in procession around the church, people were standing with portraits of those martyred and those condemned to death by the communist regime, said Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who heads the churchs department for external affairs.
President Putin, who was a former KGB agent, as well as government officials and church leaders, were in attendance for the ceremony May 25.
Patriarch Kirills consecration of the Church of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church was one of the ways his church is commemorating the centenary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, which ushered in the communist era and led to the persecution of Christians.
The 100th anniversary of the communist takeover of Russia coincides with the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Portugal. The children said the lady dressed in white asked them for prayers and penance, otherwise Russia will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the church.
The Russian Orthodox Church formally has recognized or glorified more than 1,500 bishops, priests, monks, nuns and deacons who died for their faith under communist rule, which lasted from 1917 until 1991. While the Orthodox Church was never legally suppressed like most Protestant churches were, communist authorities worked vigorously to encourage atheism, closing thousands of Orthodox monasteries and churches, sending clergy and religious to the gulags or to psychiatric hospitals, and making it extremely difficult for any regular churchgoer to hold a decent job or get into a university.
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Signs, signs everywhere signs!! Are you woke, yet?
With the way Pope Jesuit is messing up the catholic church the only real catholic leadership may in fact come from the Russian orthodox church...
So beautiful to see the real Russian culture emerging bit by bit from the wreckage of Bolshevism.
1 Peter 5:10
"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you."
Saying Orthodox Christianity was not legally suppressed under communism is like saying Jim Crow was only about southern blacks....
It seems to me that killing Orthodox priests by the thousands is suppression law or no law.
Yeah. But, hey, lying to cover for communists is deeply ingrained in the left.
It seems to serves two purposes. First it indirectly defends all the domestic useful idiots they adore but who were scum. Second, in the future when they want to go after Christians they will have already convinced themselves we were never victims.
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