Jean Vanier reflects on a life devoted to people with disabilities

May 16, 2019

It’s very difficult to find something I like on Canada’s taxpayer-funded CBC Radio, with its usual programming of NWO material. However, this interview is very inspirational. Jean Vanier, son of Canada’s former Governor General, Georges Vanier, passed away May 7, 2019. Listen to the full interview 53:59 minutes.

 

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Syria: Russian worshippers visit ancient Orthodox monastery in Maaloula

April 19, 2019

Source: https://twitter.com/sahouraxo/status/1118945629517099009

As Obama “mourns” the loss of one iconic Cathedral, remember that this is the same man who armed Al-Qaeda terrorists that attacked, looted and destroyed the churches and monasteries of ’s Maaloula, one of the oldest Christian towns in the world.

 


Supporting family values is not fascism, it’s caring for humanity – World Congress of Families envoy

April 9, 2019
First reported here, excerpt below:
Supporting family values is not fascism, it’s caring for humanity – World Congress of Families envoy
© Reuters / Ilya Naymushin
Standing strong for traditional family values is not fascism, as the mainstream media often insinuates, but merely a concern for the future of humanity, Aleksey Komov, of the World Congress of Families (WCF), has told RT.

Liberal media, spurred on by hate-mongering “watchdogs” like the Southern Poverty Law Center, have lost their collective mind over the 13th WCF meeting that took place in Verona, Italy in late March, labeling the attendees “far-right” and “neo-Nazis” who attack women and roll back the rights of sexual minorities.


Russia Plans Massive Jesus Statue On Site Previously Reserved for Lenin & Stalin

March 24, 2019

The city of Vladivostok, the largest city in far eastern Russia, would like to erect an enormous statue of Jesus Christ atop a hill that was once set aside for a monument to the Soviet communist leader, Vladimir Lenin. Although the construction has not yet been authorized by the Russian Orthodox Church, the prospect of a large statue of Christ overlooking the Pacific Ocean has many of the Russian faithful excited.

In 1972, Soviet officials ordered the construction of a 98-ft-tall bronze statue of Lenin to be placed on the site, with a second statue of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin planned for a neighboring hill. Difficulties with the planning, however, caused the projects to be postponed repeatedly until they were ultimately scrapped around 1990. Since then the hills have been left bare.

 

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Christian Tim Tebow Announces Engagement to Former Miss Universe

January 14, 2019

The Tomato Bubble has a revealing article about the career demise of Christian footballer Tim Tebow. This is the introduction and you ought to read the rest of the story. MW

Related imageCongratulations to American ex-footballer and devout Christian Tim Tebow and his lovely South African fiance, former Ms. Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Unjustly railroaded out of a football career, Tebow, 31, years after his 15 minutes of fame had passed in 2011-12, has been reduced to playing minor league baseball ever since — a sport in which he does not excel. After years of struggling to find the right woman who “loves God as much as I do,” nobody deserves happiness more than Tebow. Now if “youse guys” are wondering why we chose an engagement announcement as today’s story, well, be patient. There’s an angle (cough cough) to the story of Tim Tebow that you don’t need to be a football fan to appreciate.

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Christian War Fever

November 11, 2018

Considering this is Veteran’s Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada, I’d like to recommend this sermon by the Rev. Chuck Baldwin. He points out in no uncertain terms that evangelical pastors are rabid warmongers.

 


Volunteer Workers Restoring Historic Churches in the Russian North

October 2, 2018

They clear rubble and remove debris from the churches, carry out emergency and conservation works, install icons, and invite clergymen to perform services. After the departure of the volunteers, local residents continue the restoration work. Many church communities are being rebuilt.

Common Cause: Rescuing Wooden Churches of the North” is a project committed to preserving ancient Orthodox churches and monuments of wooden architecture in the northern parts of Russia, including the regions of Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Karelia, and Komi.

In the Russian North, one encounters amazing wooden churches and chapels, built several centuries ago. Sadly, during the years of Soviet power, a huge number of churches had been burned, converted into clubs and warehouses, or simply left in desolation and disrepair.

This group does the work necessary to identify these churches, and to do the work necessary to restore them, preserve them, and pass them on to the next generation. First of all, it is important to carry out emergency work: to repair the roof, close the windows, and replace wood that has rotten in certain key places. If this is not done quickly, many wooden churches will soon be destroyed by the weather. Already, hundreds of northern churches have disappeared forever.

The project began in 2006, thanks to the work of Alexander Porfirievich Slepinin, a 75-year-old grandfather. At his own expense, in the Pomor village of Vorzogory, he began to cover the roof of the bell tower. Finding out about this good deed, the parishioners of several Moscow churches began to help him. The project was supported by Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov. Today the project is carried out with the blessing of Bishop John of Domodedovo, and Metropolitan Daniel of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogory. Patriarch Kirill has highly praised the work performed by this project.

Within the framework of this project, hundreds of volunteers are sent to the North every year. These restoration projects are documented in numerous videos available on YouTube (Russian language).Traditionally, the expeditions are attended by teachers and students of the Sretensky and Nikolo-Ugreshsky seminaries, the youth of the Podpornya Optina desert and many other churches in Moscow. The project coordination center is located at the Church of St. Seraphim of Sarov in Raev in Moscow.

Project volunteers clear rubble and remove debris from the churches, carry out emergency and conservation works, install icons, and invite clergymen to perform services. Local residents take an active part in this effort, and after the departure of the volunteers, they continue to take care of the restoration of their holy places. Many church communities are being rebuilt.

350 churches and chapels have been identified that need help in these regions. Over the past 11 years, there have been 270 volunteer expeditions, which have performed restoration work in 137 of these churches and chapels. This project continues to organize volunteer expeditions every year.


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