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The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 28, verse 2:” And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it

Anyway – no slogans with Mr. Putin’s name mentioned occurs during the 1:st of May in Ekaterinburg – according to e1 : “… this year, there were no red banners with ‘Peace! Work! Putin!’ on, which was among the most prominent last year. “

Another indication that Mr. Putin is approaching orthodoxy? Which sometimes seems to be the case.

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Putin in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow , Saturday night

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov  in a recently published interview for the swedish daily  “Dagens Nyheter” :

“- If the West’s approach to human rights develops into plain promiscuity, they disregard the fact that it is contrary to the fundamental basics of our culture, which is based on orthodox religion – Christianity.”

And when Putin  made critical remarks against Lenin in January this year, he, according to yoki.ru , added an explanation :
I was, like millions of other Soviet citizens, member of CPSU. I was not the only member of the Communist Party, but also worked in the KGB. I can recall that in Soviet times when someone was expelled from the Communist Party he also was dismissed by KGB. I say quite honestly that I was not just a formal member of the Communist party, and I was not an idealistic Communist (unlike many officials I was a regular member of the Communist party), but my approach to it was very cautious. I have never thrown away the party membership card, I never burned it, it is still there in my home

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Lahore, Pakistan – another murderous and  brutal act performed by people who are generally deeply deceived,  and in specific terms really misguided about what way that leads to Paradise. 

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  Would-Be terrorists –  be reconciled to God !

What do you think will happen when you commit such acts ? Do you think that you will enter Paradise ? No, the Lord Jesus Christ may stand in your way. He may ask :”Why do you want to kill me? “.  Do you think that you will enter Paradise with a desire to kill the King of Paradise ?

No way.

 

 

BBC, Le Monde , Al-Jazeera , CNN

Commentators try to come to grips with how the planned Cuba meeting between two of Christendom’s more or less venerated patriarchs will fall out, when it takes place at the airport in Havana February 12. How will a 1000 years of sorrow and pain be treated in a private conversation no longer than two hours?

Kubasession ..

Moscow Patriarch and Bishop of Rome on their way to Havana – what if they be caught in a total blockade against all and everything ?

It is stated in an article in Radio Echo Moscow: “Этот тот самый случай, когда форма важнее содержания” (= It’s just such an occasion when the form is more important than the content).

And perhaps that is precisely what one could expect.
A highlight of formalism.

 

New York Times

 He has calmed the sea with his might, and by his wisdom the whale has been overthrown. And the barriers of heaven fear him, and by a command he has slain the apostate dragon.   (Book of Job chapter 26:12 – 13 – english translation of  the Greek, Septuagint Bible)

 

Bodil Zalesky

Medieval Dragon-slayer