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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  Project Canada on Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:26 pm




    Russia Built 3 Churches Per Day, 1000 Per Year For 28 Years - A World Record



    “More than that, I know no other precedent of this kind anywhere throughout the history of mankind...."

    Noting that today many say that modern society lives in the post-Christian era, (Metropolitan Hillarion) said that it is not felt in Russia
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    eligious faith in Russia never grew more intensively than in the past three decades, believes Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

    The head of the Department of External Church Relations (DECR) spoke about religious faith in Russia, and its history and revival in recent decades at a meeting with a group of professors and 250 students from Italy on October 11, 2016, reports the DECR’s website.

    “The epoch which we call ‘the second Baptism of Russia’ begun in our Church in 1988. The mass baptism of our population started in Russia in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s,” Metropolitan Hilarion said while relating the history of Orthodoxy in Russia to the Italian guests.

    “Today we have 35,000 churches. That means that we have opened 29,000 churches over twenty-eight years, opening more than 1,000 churches per year or three per day… Earlier we had three theological seminaries or academies, and today there are over fifty,” the metropolitan stressed.

    In Metropolitan Hilarion’s view, Russian history has “never witnessed such growth in religious faith as we have seen in the past twenty-eight years.”

    “More than that, I know no other precedent of this kind anywhere throughout the history of mankind. We are aware that the epoch of St. Constantine the Great in the fourth century was a time when churches were built everywhere and mass baptisms took place. But there is no statistics for that period, while we do have statistics for the epoch we live in,” he added.

    Noting that today many say that modern society lives in the post-Christian era, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church said that it is not felt in Russia.

    “With our own eyes we have seen the power of Christianity which enables us to open three churches per day today. We have witnessed how Christianity transforms human lives, to what extent Christ and His teaching are still important nowadays,” Metropolitan Hilarion said in conclusion.

    Professors and students of schools under the Jesuit Order in Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin and Palermo took part in the meeting with the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations.

    http://russia-insider.com/en/past-twenty-eight-years-show-greatest-growth-faith-russia-metropolitan-hilarion/ri17339


    I think this is a positive development, despite what the haters say, promoting Russian Orthodox church beliefs among Russians will have a great contribution to nation building and spiritual unity of the country, also they need to aggressively promote this brand of Christianity among its muslim population and convert them as well as abroad in Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and elsewhere in the globe.
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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:25 pm

    [quote="Project Canada"]


    Russia Built 3 Churches Per Day, 1000 Per Year For 28 Years - A World Record


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    http://russia-insider.com/en/past-twenty-eight-years-show-greatest-growth-faith-russia-metropolitan-hilarion/ri17339

    I think this is a positive development, despite what the haters say, promoting Russian Orthodox church beliefs among Russians will have a great contribution to nation building and spiritual  unity of the country, also they need to aggressively  promote this brand of Christianity among its muslim population and convert them as well as abroad in Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and elsewhere in the globe.

    It is very positive development and not just from religious standpoint.

    A lot of people outside don't know this but in Orthodox Christianity churches are not just buildings where you pray. They are repositories of art.
    You can build a church structure in less than a year but it will not be considered finished until artwork is complete and sometimes it can take a decades especially if you want it done right. Only once all icons are installed and frescoes are paintaed can it truly be consoider finished.

    Take Temple of St. Sava in Belgrade for example. Structure itself is complete. But it will be decades (some say maybe a whole century) until all artwork is done. That is why this news is important . It's not just religion, it is about art, culture and whole civilization.

    And in Russia it is not limited to just Christianity. Look at mosques in Kazan or big one in Moscow and compare them to ones in Middle East, Saudi Arabia especially.
    Like comparing Louvre Museum with cement warehouse.
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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  kvs on Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:45 pm

    It is great to see so many abandoned, converted and semi-demolished churches being restored in Russia. I love seeing the criminal legacy of butchers
    being eradicated. That is poetic justice.

    http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1199983


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    Post  Firebird on Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:01 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Project Canada wrote:


    Russia Built 3 Churches Per Day, 1000 Per Year For 28 Years - A World Record


    ........................................

    http://russia-insider.com/en/past-twenty-eight-years-show-greatest-growth-faith-russia-metropolitan-hilarion/ri17339

    I think this is a positive development, despite what the haters say, promoting Russian Orthodox church beliefs among Russians will have a great contribution to nation building and spiritual  unity of the country, also they need to aggressively  promote this brand of Christianity among its muslim population and convert them as well as abroad in Europe, Central Asia, East Asia and elsewhere in the globe.

    It is very positive development and not just from religious standpoint.

    A lot of people outside don't know this but in Orthodox Christianity churches are not just buildings where you pray. They are repositories of art.
    You can build a church structure in less than a year but it will not be considered finished until artwork is complete and sometimes it can take a decades especially if you want it done right. Only once all icons are installed and frescoes are paintaed can it truly be consoider finished.

    Take Temple of St. Sava in Belgrade for example. Structure itself is complete. But it will be decades (some say maybe a whole century) until all artwork is done. That is why this news is important . It's not just religion, it is about art, culture and whole civilization.

    And in Russia it is not limited to just Christianity. Look at mosques in Kazan or big one in Moscow and compare them to ones in Middle East, Saudi Arabia especially.
    Like comparing Louvre Museum with cement warehouse.    

    Its an interesting development, for numerous reasons.
    Russia can set itself up as an alternative European leader. Because the West will likely be dominated by Muslim radicals mixed with homo and transsexual extremists in future years. Normal people in the West of Europe will then gravitate towards Russian values. Its even happening already with young EU and American males moving to E Europe inc Russia (and Lat America, and Asia) because they are sick to death of feminism, Islam and gender blurring being promoted.

    I think the Church needs to set itself up as a more than a Sunday service organisaion. A focus for communites in towns and cities. Cultural groups, youth and children's groups, sports, charitable work etc.

    Finally, I wonder if there might be any plans to build a mega cathedral anywhere, say in Moscow. Or maybe a neo modern one in Vladivostock - which is very likely to become Russia's 3rd great "capital" in coming years.
    In a way, it would mark the Eastern border of Christendom. (Even tho Japan, China, Korea etc also have Christians).

    Alternatively, perhaps a mega cathedral could be built next to RUssia's new Parliament building planned to be built to the West of the city centre. It would reinforce the link between church and state, in the way St Basils does with the Kremlin.

    So will say "but these are just buildngs". Well buildings alone are not enough. But I think they can be a starting point for numerous good things.

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    Post  Austin on Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:52 pm

    Western laws now clash with moral nature of man – Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill





    Multiculturalism Has no Future And It's Dangerous Cocktail – Head of Russian Orthodox Church Kirill





    Political Correctness is a Tool of Western Godless Elites to Persecute Christians –Russian Patriarch





    West doesn't care about extermination of Christians in Middle East, Trump & Putin will destroy ISIS

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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:04 pm

    I agree with the man. Sad only he has the balls to admit what the issues in society are.
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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  kvs on Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:57 pm

    The part about multiculturalism is misleading. Russia has been multicultural since the dawn of its existence.
    He should be talking about melting pots and other concoctions where original cultures are eradicated and
    a blended, puree culture and race emerges.

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    Post  Austin on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:45 pm

    Thank God that Christianity faith is rising in Russia and Prophecies Of St Seraphim Of Vyritsa is Coming True

    How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  Austin on Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:49 pm

    Prophecies Of St Seraphim Of Vyritsa (1866-1949)

    http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/propsera.htm

    Prophecies Of St Seraphim Of Vyritsa (1866-1949)

    The Elder said that a time will come (it is already coming!) when the debauchery and moral decline of the young will reach their ultimate point. Virtually no-one will remain uncorrupted. Seeing their impunity, the young will consider that everything is permitted them for the satisfaction of their whims and lusts. They will begin to gather in groups and gangs, stealing and debauching themselves. But a time will come when the voice of God will be heard, when the young will understand that it is not possible to go on living in that way. They will come to the faith in various ways, drawn ever more strongly to the ascetic life. Those who before were sinners and drunkards will fill the churches and greatly thirst for spiritual life. Many of them will become monks. Monasteries will open, churches will be filled with the faithful. Then young people will go on pilgrimages. It will be a glorious time! The repentance of those that sin now will be all the more ardent...

    The storm will pass over the Russian land,
    The Lord will forgive the Russian people their sins.
    And in Divine and Holy beauty the Cross
    Will shine brightly above the Church of God once more.
    And the ringing of bells will awaken
    All our Holy Rus to salvation from the slumber of sin.
    Holy monasteries will open anew,
    And faith in God will unite all.

    The salvation of the world is from Russia. St Petersburg will become the spiritual centre of the country. There will be more great events in Russia - the opening and glorification of holy relics in St Petersburg - a great joy for the whole world...

    The Orient will be baptized in Russia. The whole heavenly world is praying for the enlightenment of the Orient.

    A time will come when there will be a spiritual flowering in Russia. Many churches and monasteries will open, even those of other faiths will come to us in ships to be baptized. But this will not last long - for about fifteen years, then Antichrist will come ...

    The time will come when there will be no persecution, but money and the attractions of this world will draw people away from God and many more souls will perish than during the period of open militant atheism. On the one hand, they will raise up crosses and gild cupolas, but on the other hand, the kingdom of lies and evil will come. The True Church will always be persecuted. Salvation will only be possible through sorrows and illness, persecutions will take on a very refined and unpredictable character. It will be terrible to live to those times.

    A time will come when Russia will be torn apart. First they will split her up, then they will start to plunder her wealth. The West will in every way try to further Russia’s destruction and hand over her eastern part to China. The Far East will fall into the hands of the Japanese. Siberia will fall to the Chinese, who will start to settle in Russia, marry Russians and eventually, through cunning and craft, occupy all Siberia as far as the Urals. When China tries to go further, the West will oppose it.

    Many countries will fall on Russia, but she will survive, though losing a great part of her territory. That war, foretold by the Holy Scriptures, will bring about the unity of mankind. People will understand that it will be impossible to go on, otherwise every living thing will die. They will elect a single government – this will be the antichamber for the reign of Antichrist. Then the persecution of Christians will begin...

    Among the disciples of St Seraphim, there were two eldresses, Pulcheria and Alexandra. Both had the gift of clairvoyance and the same gift of prophecy as their spiritual father. Of the future they said the following:

    Much blood will be shed inside our country during a war with peoples of the Caucasus. A time will come when they will take away the red flags…the rule of the House of Romanov will not come all at once, there will a time of transition. Then Russia will be ungovernable, there will be a power struggle in Russia. At a difficult time for Russia someone who has been miraculously saved from the House of Romanov will come to power...
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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:26 pm


    Russian Orthodox Church celebrates St. Patrick's Day.

    https://www.gazeta.ru/social/news/2017/03/09/n_9776249.shtml

    ...which is not really news at all since he is Orthodox saint just like all saints prior to schism. This goes for all Orthodox churches.

    But still interesting data for those not familiar with the topic.


    It also means that when we get crazy drunk on Saint Paddy's Day we are doing it for spiritual reasons and not because we like to get wasted every chance we get.... angel lol1

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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:30 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Russian Orthodox Church celebrates St. Patrick's Day.

    https://www.gazeta.ru/social/news/2017/03/09/n_9776249.shtml

    ...which is not really news at all since he is Orthodox saint just like all saints prior to schism. This goes for all Orthodox churches.

    But still interesting data for those not familiar with the topic.


    It also means that when we get crazy drunk on Saint Paddy's Day we are doing it for spiritual reasons and not because we like to get wasted every chance we get.... angel lol1
    Saint Patrick was the one who converted Ireland. On his death, he asked his followers that they shouldn't be sad, but happy, and people kept his memory. Now, as it happens with other Christian celebrations, including a very central one like Christmas, it is just an excuse to get drunk and eat excessively, and meaningless festivities.
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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:43 am

    It is old school sales and marketing...

    The problem is that the world is ending and everything is falling apart... and their solution is of course religion x which saw it coming years ago.... pray to this god and follow these rules and go to heaven...


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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  Project Canada on Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:56 pm

    GarryB wrote:It is old school sales and marketing...

    The problem is that the world is ending and everything is falling apart... and their solution is of course religion x which saw it coming years ago.... pray to this god and follow these rules and go to heaven...

    Seems to be working for the muslims though, look at how fast they are Islamizing the world. Like a cancer sooner or later it will need nuclear radiation to get rid of it

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    Re: Russian Orthodox Church and Christianity

    Post  Austin on Sat May 27, 2017 10:16 am

    Putin: It is impossible to imagine Russia without Christianity



    Putin and Patriarch Kirill attend consecration of new church in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the consecration ceremony of the newly completed Resurrection of Christ and the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Church in Sretensky Monasteryin central Moscow, Thursday. He was accompanied by his reported personal confessor.

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