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God and history in Russia grows stronger while America allows God and history to be erased

The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Among us traitors large and small are allowed to deface and destroy our heroes and heritage without consequence of any kind. Russia knows how to honor God and their heroes. To those among us who believe “Black Lives Matter” to be their new god, I would say only “This way to the gas, ladies and gentlemen.”

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ , or the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of Russia The height of the temple along with the cross according to the project is 95 meters. The third highest Orthodox cathedral in the world after the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow (103 meters) and St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg (102 meters) [11] .

All the dimensions of the temple are symbolic and refer to the most important figures related to the history of the Great Patriotic War, the history of Russia and the Armed Forces of Russia.

The diameter of the drum of the main dome is 19.45 meters. 1945 – the end of the Great Patriotic War.

The height of the belfry is 75 meters. In 2020, marks 75 years since the end of World War II.

The height of the small dome is 14.18 meters. 1418 days and nights hostilities lasted in World War II.

The area of ​​the temple complex is 11 thousand m². The capacity of the interior of the temple is up to 6 thousand people.

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The cathedral itself is riveted together like a weapon of war. Clad in bronze and iron, its towers soar skywards like an array of ballistic missiles. Inside, a huge mosaic of Christ’s stern and all-seeing visage looms down into a gloomy interior with the verdigris hue of a time-worn cannon. Glittering mosaics portray the Holy Virgin and the martial saints keeping watch over Moscow’s World War II defenders, and Russian soldiers in modern uniforms proudly bearing their Kalashnikovs like modern martyrs.

With steel steps leading to the cathedral cast from melted-down Nazi tanks, its gilded domes surrounded by a vast museum to Russia’s military history containing relics like Hitler’s personal uniform, it is a temple to martial glory that goes far beyond Christianity, the architectural equivalent of a steppe khan drinking wine from the skull of a conquered foe.

While Russia’s leaders publicly venerate icons of God and state, America’s elite are lost in an orgy of iconoclasm, rejecting their European founding as an original sin, tearing down statues and effacing their own history in an outbreak of civilisational self-harm swiftly adopted on our own shores. It is difficult to imagine what the equivalent monument would be in the Western world. Will the glittering skyscrapers of high finance (owned by Gulf investment funds) which stud the London skyline still be standing in a century? It is difficult even to feel certainty that the United Kingdom, or European Union, or United States will outlast them.

Perhaps it is the case that God is on the side of those with the biggest cathedrals. Here and there and everywhere arguments in favor of “The Strong Horse” are gaining ground almost daily. When they gain enough ground in the USA the Strong Horse will be seen. Perhaps the Horse will be domestic. Perhaps the Horse will be from a foreign land. Either way, the Horse is coming. It may even be that The Strong Horse is “The Mule.”

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold

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  • John the River June 21, 2020, 12:07 PM

    I love the new cathedral, I’d be more impressed with the pean of praise to the Soviet accomplishments in WWII if they hadn’t basically played both sides against the middle and then used the massive aid received from the Western Democracies to enslave that middle for 44 years.

    I wonder what Putins plan is for dealing with Chinese encroachment on his eastern resource regions. The harder DJT makes it for China to expand east or south, the sooner Beijing moves north.

  • Anonymous June 21, 2020, 12:14 PM

    When I was a child attending Catholic school in the 70s we were told to pray the rosary for the conversion of Russia from communism. Well, it worked. Can we ask Russian children to pray for the conversion of America from communism now?

  • Dr. Jay June 21, 2020, 12:20 PM

    One thing I’ve realized living in 2020 America: Cleanliness becomes vital when godliness appears to be very unlikely.

  • ghostsniper June 21, 2020, 12:51 PM

    Communism didn’t stop when the USSR shut down, it just dropped the SR and added an A and moved across the ocean.

  • Jewel June 21, 2020, 1:00 PM

    Talk about making swords into plowshares, clad using melted German tanks and weapons. Total Badassery done with Utmost Badassiveness.

  • Jack June 21, 2020, 3:53 PM

    I’m not Catholic but I’m interested in them, particularly since I cannot make heads or tails out of praying to Mary and other saintly personalities, their doctrine of transubstantiation or any of their other religious mumbo-jumbo beliefs but, it seems to me that I heard or read somewhere that in one of the RCC’s approved and much yakked about Marian Visions, one of the visionaries who claims to have seen the Blessed Virgin and heard her prophesy/prophesi reported that Russia must undergo a Christian conversion prior to the End of Days which, I will assume since I don’t know much about their beliefs, the return of the Lord Jesus.

    This prophesy was spoken, I believe, while the old Soviet Union was in existence and when Russia did not exist outside of the SU.

    Anyone on the blog know anything about this prophesy?

  • Anne June 21, 2020, 9:20 PM

    What you need to know about Catholic education.
    1. In 2000 they were still teaching the standards of debate, philosophy, rhetoric, etc.
    Then came the accusation that one of the heads of the Jesuit Universities(Seattle) might be, could possibly be, maybe ought to be accused of child abuse. That never happened, but what did happen was a sudden transition from old school reasoning, ethics, philosophy to the NEW LIBERATION THEOLOGY. Look it up folks. Go to your local Jesuit University book store and pick up a couple of the textbooks in the study of rhetoric, or ethics. You will be stunned! The Jesuits no longer teach inquiry. But, they are doing what they learned to do in the mid 1700’s–Keep the SCHOOLS OPEN NO MATTER WHAT. The Jesuits began to open schools for all in the mid 1500’s. In the mid 1700’s some monarchs became worried and the Jesuits lost their schools, and their right to teach. By the time the were able to re-open their schools they had realized one thing: DO WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS OPEN. So, when the wealthy granddaughters of Seattle wanted “feminist education” that’s what the university did. When the Chinese wanted to send their kids to American Universities while they negotiated with their biggest trading partner (Boeing) that’s what the Universities did–give the daughters of great Chinese power the pieces of paper their daddies bought and paid for.

  • JoeDaddy June 22, 2020, 3:39 AM

    Here in NC, am waiting for our Methodist churches to have a “Martin Luther” moment and throw the doors open. Gov. Pharaoh C00per be dammmed.

  • Gordon Scott June 22, 2020, 5:16 AM

    JoeDaddy, in the Twin Cities the Methodists are long on rainbow flags and BLM signs, but there ain’t gonna be no Martin Luther moment. There isn’t even going to be a Martin Luther moment among the Lutherans, who outnumber the Methodists 10 to 1. Everyone is trying to draw in teh gays.

    There are fewer and fewer children in Minneapolis and St. Paul, except among the Hmong, the Mexican/Central Americans, and the Somalis. And those folks are not interested in Methodist or Lutheran doctrine. The Mexicans are abandoning the Roman church in big numbers and going to Pentecostal-style churches. They have not been impressed with the gayness of Roman priests up here.

    Guy I know, don’t always agree on stuff. But he thinks putting women in the pulpit is the beginning of the end for any church. He says, when the women take charge, it stops being about Jesus and starts being about feelings. He points to the example of a suburban megachurch in the NE suburbs. They had added an associate female pastor some time back. The church was very successful.

    At one point, the main pastor quit, and the deacons sort of shrugged and pointed to the gal, who was next in seniority at that point. In six months half the membership split off and ran. The remaining members saw the whole edifice collapse two months later.

    I gotta say, the examples I’ve seen around here fit his theory.

  • Casey Klahn June 22, 2020, 6:56 AM

    I walked up inside the St Isaac’s – the tallest one, in St Pete’s. You go out on the roof with ladders, creaky roof lines and concrete angels. The city spreads out below. Not unlike those WW II photos of Soves waving their flag from a rooftop in Berlin. Yes, an angel’s eye view.

    The other interesting one is The Church on the Spilled Blood. Tsar Alex the Second was whacked by his cheating wife there. Russia.

    The new cathedral looks meme-worthy. It’s another culture, I’ll say that. The first Russian Orth church I ever entered was in Unalaska, in the Aleutian Islands. At the bitter end of the world, where the rock meets the Bering Sea and neither yields anything to the other in the metaphoric sense, is this tiny and ornate Russian outpost. There isn’t anything theologically rationale about the ROs. It’s all in the mystical parts.

    Fast-forward to the militant branch of the church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Army
    Seamless.

    Still worried about being right and motivated in our own civil war? You’re way the fuck behind, baby. Way behind.

  • David Foster June 22, 2020, 7:40 AM

    Yet Russia isn’t doing very well, either economically or in demographic terms…the latter, at least, is a pretty reliable indicator of societal morale.

  • Anothermous June 22, 2020, 8:27 AM

    Jack, you’re thinking of the Fatima, Portugal apparitions. There is also an interesting history of papal action/inaction following the events in Portugal, over decades of time. Do not overlook the possibly connected vision of Pope Leo 13 (I think he’s the one) regarding the 100 years.

  • Tod Nedrow June 22, 2020, 9:19 AM

    Jack,
    Russia has been Christian since the mission of Cyril and Methodius in the late 800s. The Soviets massacred millions in a worse persecution than the Romans but did not succeed in wiping them out entirely. The RC term from the Fatima apparition is “Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary”.

  • buddhaha June 22, 2020, 9:53 PM

    The RO was the State Church for the Tsars. When the religion of Communism was shattered, Putin needed something to replace it. The Patriarchs were familiar with the role and their place in hierarchy so they stepped right in.

    An interesting melding of church and museum.

  • sean sullivan June 23, 2020, 6:53 AM

    Jack,
    Read “The Faith of the Early Fathers”, Vol. 1,2,3 by William A. Jurgens for a greater insight into Catholicism.

    Mary is the Mother of our Savior Jesus. Mary was conceived without original sin and remained pure. She is a great mystery as the only human creature who never died. She was assummed into heaven. Mary is the Queen Mother.

    Also, pray to Saint Joseph. He was responsible for Jesus and Mary. They both looked to him for guidance. Think about this for a moment. Jesus was obedient to Joseph. No wonder why the Demons flee when Joseph arrives.

    Transubstantion

    Catholic Study Bible

    Matthew 26:26-28

    26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
    27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you;
    28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

  • pbird June 23, 2020, 1:21 PM

    The idea that Putin is a believer is hilarious. He is trying to keep Russian Russian though.

  • Vanderleun June 23, 2020, 1:51 PM

    To keep your nation a nation, push the myths.