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The Times, April 19, 2023: Religious icons with image of ‘almighty’ Putin sent to Russian troops

Russian troops in Ukraine received religious icons featuring an image of President Putin for Orthodox Easter, it has been claimed, as the Kremlin moved to scale down its annual Victory Day parades over security concerns.

Situation in Ukraine 2022 December 28

A funeral ceremony held in Kyiv for Ukrainian serviceman Volodymyr Yezhov, who was killed in a battle near Bakhmut on Dec. 27, 2022. Before the war between Russia and Ukraine, Yezhov was a game designer who took part in the design of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game series. (Photo by Danylo Antoniuk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)Continue reading “Situation in Ukraine 2022 December 28”

Stories the Week brought to you from 2022 May 26 – June 01

Every Thursday the weekly news magazine with editions in the United Kingdom and United States The Week looks at what happened in the previous week and presents a broad spectrum of political viewpoints.

Around Ukrainians with Pesach, Roman Catholic’s Easter and Zelenskyy’s prayer on Orthodox Easter.

Two special weekends by which the Ukrainian president his prayer for Orthodox Easter could also be a good one for all Ukrainians.

The Role of Religion in Russia’s War on Ukraine

For more than a decade, Kirill, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, has promoted the idea of a Russkiy Mir, a Russian World that unites Russian speakers around the globe, especially the peoples of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. From one point of view, his assertion is incontrovertible.

Can a state create a church

Normally one would think a state can not create a church, but in Ukraine this year, the country may see the formation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate (UOC-KP) headed by a self-proclaimed leader named Patriach Filaret Denisenko becoming to be accepted by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) whoContinue reading “Can a state create a church”

Putin’s Handy use of the Russian Orthodox Church

The nave of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America, Chicago, Illinois looking east toward the iconostasis. Designed by Louis Sullivan, built 1899–1903. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Since the communist state dissolved, some communist may mourn about what they lost. Several Russians are notContinue reading “Putin’s Handy use of the Russian Orthodox Church”

Finding dachas to live in peace

Change in traditional settlement forms in Russia continued When we read the old Russian literature we can see that the folks in Russia went from one place to the other. Many Russians still are nomads at heart, something that “radically distinguishes them from [their] European neighbours who tend to live in one place only. RussiansContinue reading “Finding dachas to live in peace”

High Holidays not only for Israel

In Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy we saw that the Creator God provided twice in history a Passover lamb. Map of the Land of Israel as defined in Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In coming together next Tuesday 26 March we bring glory to God and show how thankful we areContinue reading “High Holidays not only for Israel”