Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Russian Orthodox Crusade Against The Wicked West


The Apostolic Canons

28. We command that a bishop, or presbyter, or deacon who strikes the faithful that offend, or the unbelievers who do wickedly, and thinks to terrify them by such means, be deprived, for our Lord has nowhere taught us such things. On the contrary, “when Himself was stricken, He did not strike again; when He was reviled, He reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not.”

I couldn't help but notice the Kremlin's ever-increasing employment of Chechen Muslim troops, in Russia's special military operation against its sovereign Orthodox neighbor. Perhaps someone should inform Rasputin that Jihad has never been an Orthodox tradition.

In its ostensive desire to fight the west, Russia has become just like it, crusades being a product of the schism, which, ironically enough, even westerners themselves have long since repudiated.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Fire From Heaven


Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Genesis 19:24

Then it rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.


After tainting this year's Easter holidays, marking Christ's holy resurrection, by defiling them with the stain of death, like a second Herod, Putin the Pious saw fit to mock the sacred day of Pentecost as well, by turning it from a day of divine fire, descending from the celestial spheres, unto the spiritual enlightenment of many nations, into one where the hellish flames of an ever-burning Gehenna of his own making, fueled by explosions raining down from heaven upon countless innocents, whose lives are lost and limbs are shattered, demonically deride and ultimately fall short of, not only God's highly elevated standards of moral sanctity, but even those of basic human decency.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Tuesdays On Mars

After Constantinople, the New Rome, eventually fell into the hands of the Ottoman Turks, half a millennium ago, Moscow gradually became the third Rome. The Christian empire lasted for an entire millennium, reckoned as the seventh from creation, according to the Byzantine calendar era.

Prior to the time of its Christianization, following the conversion of Constantine, pagan Rome was worshipping ancient idols, such as Mars, the god of war, in whose honor both the third day of the week, and the third month of the year, March, were named.

Russia's special military operation in Ukraine started shortly before the beginning of March, close to the feast day of Saint Nicholas Salos of Pskov, the fool for Christ. Throughout the entire month, the term war was not applied to it, in defiance of the deity whose name it bears; a brazen impiety, continuing up to the present moment. This undoubtedly constituted an affront to Mars, thereby incurring his wrath, thus explaining their slow, snail paced progress, and subsequent withdrawal.

On the other hand, the besieged declared martial law from the very beginning, honoring the latter's memory, and gaining his favor. The ides of April, unlike those of March, fall on the month's thirteenth day. On this occasion, Neptune, the Roman god of stormy seas, avenged Mars' offended honor.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Lessons In Agronomy: On The Importance Of Cereals


Russia and the Ukraine are among the world's largest grain producers:

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you: Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

1 Corinthians 15:35 But some man will say: How are the dead raised up ? And with what body do they come ? 36 Thou fool ! That which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die; 37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but mere seeds, perchance of wheat, or of some other grain.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Weather Forecast




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Official Eastern Orthodox Stance On Pride Parades


Genesis 19:24

Then it rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Lessons In Misguided Optimism


What atheism, Holocaust denial, and Russian war propaganda have in common:

John 20:25 Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Crucifying A Country For Easter


Apparently, Halloween came early this year...

After pseudo-religious civil disobedience of the most divinely uninspired kind tainted the last two Easters, by turning them from celebrations of life into festivals of death, thus marking the triumph of death over life, rather than the other way around, as would normally have been expected, this year, a certain Czar of the same stock as Ivan the Terrible, deemed it expediently appropriate to smear the sacred Holidays, by defiling them with the corpses of raped women and children, thereby trampling human life once again underfoot, as an anti-Christ mocking the Savior's resurrection, by which He trampled on death by death, as our Orthodox Paschal anthem, sung every spring, so beautifully puts it.

A putrid, rotten Easter, filled with the stench of decaying bodies, whose unbearable smell rises to the high heavens, demanding justice and retribution, and a bloody Bright Week, to all !

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Pharaoh, Moses, And The Exodus


As the Egyptian Pharaoh oppressed the people of Israel,
so the Russian Czar oppresses the people of the Ukraine.

As Moses turned Egypt's rivers into blood,
so Russian invaders make rivers of blood flow in the Ukraine.

As the Jews left Egypt during the Exodus,
so Ukrainians are fleeing their homeland.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Why Russian Leaders Are Exempt From Fasting


It was the first week of Lent...

Hearing that the Tsar was coming to visit him, Nicholas found a piece of raw meat and, when the Tsar entered his cell, Nicholas bowed down, and offered the meat to the Tsar:

Eat, little Ivan, eat !

The terrible Tsar answered him furiously:

I am a Christian, and do not eat any meat during Lent !

To which the man of God promptly retorted:

You do that, and much worse !
You feed on men's flesh and blood,
forgetting not only the Fast, but God as well !

This lecture entered deeply into the heart of Tsar Ivan, and he immediately left Pskov in shame, having intended to wreak great slaughter there.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Lenten Recipe


2 Esdras 15:58

They that be in the mountains shall die of hunger, and eat their own flesh, and drink their own blood, for very hunger of bread, and thirst of water.


Joseph Flavius, The Jewish War, 6:3:4

There was a certain woman that dwelt beyond Jordan; her name was Mary. She was eminent for her family, and her wealth; and had fled away to Jerusalem with the rest of the multitude, and was with them besieged therein at this time. The other effects of this woman had been already seized upon. What she had treasured up besides, as also what food she had contrived to save, had been also carried off by the rapacious guards, who came every day running into her house for that purpose. This put the poor woman into a very great passion. But none of them, out of commiseration of her case, would take away her life. And if she found any food she perceived her labours were for others, and not for herself; and it was now become impossible for her any way to find any more food, while the famine pierced through her very bowels, and marrow. When also her passion was fired to a degree beyond the famine itself. She then attempted a most unnatural thing; and snatching up her son, which was a child sucking at her breast, she said:
“O thou miserable infant! for whom shall I preserve thee, in this war, this famine, and this sedition? As to the war with the Romans, if they preserve our lives, we must be slaves. This famine also will destroy us, even before that slavery comes upon us. Come on. Be thou my food, and a by-word to the world. Which is all that is now wanting to complete the calamities of us Jews.”
As soon as she had said this, she slew her son; and then roasted him; and eat the one half of him; and kept the other half by her concealed. Upon this the seditious came in presently; and smelling the horrid scent of this food, they threatened her, that they would cut her throat immediately, if she did not shew them what food she had gotten ready. She replied, that “She had saved a very fine portion of it for them;” and withal uncovered what was left of her son. Hereupon they were seized with an horror, and amazement of mind, and stood astonished at the sight, when she said to them:
“This is mine own son; and what hath been done was mine own doing. Come, eat of this food, for I have eaten of it myself. Do not you pretend to be either more tender than a woman, or more compassionate than a mother. But if you be so scrupulous and do abominate this my sacrifice; as I have eaten the one half, let the rest be reserved for me also.”
After which those men went out trembling, being never so much affrighted at any thing as they were at this; and with some difficulty they left the rest of that meat to the mother. Upon which the whole city was full of this horrid action immediately; and while every body laid this miserable case before their own eyes, they trembled, as if this unheard-of action had been done by themselves. So those that were thus distressed by the famine, were very desirous to die; and those already dead were esteemed happy, because they had not lived long enough either to hear, or to see such miseries. This sad instance was quickly told to the Romans, some of whom could not believe it, and others pitied the distress which the Jews were under.

Monday, March 28, 2022

The Ides Of March




...according to the original Julian calendar.


The Slavic Czar stems from the Latin Caesar.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Brotherly Love




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Slavic Brotherhood





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From Russia With Love





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Lovelorn Slavs

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Come And See




More on this topic.

John 1:45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him: We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 46 And Nathanael said unto him: Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him: Come and see.

Monday, March 7, 2022

History Repeating Itself




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Old Saint Nick

on the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia


The incursion of the troops of the five socialist countries into Czechoslovakia constitutes a great error – a grave danger – for [preserving] peace in Europe, and for the fate of socialism throughout the world.

It is inconceivable, in today's world, when people are rising up in battle, to defend their national independence, [fighting] for equal rights, for a socialist state, for socialist states, to infringe upon the freedom and independence of another state.

There is no justification, nor can any reason prove acceptable, in admitting, even for a single moment, the mere idea of a military intervention, in the affairs of a rightful socialist state.

[...]

Choosing the [right] way of constructing socialism, is [ultimately] a question facing every party, every state, every nation:

No one can erect themselves as advisor, or as guide, of the way in which socialism is [meant] to be constructed.

[Rather], it is each nation's [own] concern, and we consider that [...] the immixture in the affairs of other states, and of other parties, has to cease, once and for all.

[...]

We are determined to act, with all [our] might, and with all our responsibility, so that we may contribute to determining the [best] way for quickly solving this situation, created by the incursion of foreign troops into Czechoslovakia, so that Czechoslovakians might [finally] be able to conduct their business in peace.

We are firmly determined to act, so that, together with other socialist countries, with other communist and workers' parties, we may [eventually] contribute to eliminating divergences, [thereby] strengthening the unity of socialist countries, and of communist parties, because we are convinced that, only in this manner, do we serve people's interests, as well as the interests of socialism throughout the whole world.

The above words belong not, as one might initially be inclined to think, to a democratically elected leader of the free world, but to one of the fiercest communist dictators known to history, heading, for many decades, one of Europe's most brutal and repressive totalitarian regimes.

Nor were they spoken today, but rather well over half a century ago, all of this only serving to show Russia's current president's increasing inadequacy, on the world's geopolitical stage, within the larger historical context.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Mother Russia




Protecting Her Ukrainian Daughter From The West

There are the stories you tell yourself,
and then there's the truth...