Could somebody please tell me what this is about. As far as I can understand the soldiers in this animation are saints but I have never seen fighting monks before. He wasn't a monk when he fought, the story (of a soldier who was with St. Dimitri Donskoi at the Battle of Kulikovo) is told via flashbacks.
Thank you. I just thought that he looked like a monk when he was fighting Temir-murza.
Actually, it looks like I was wrong. My bad.
I thought I understood it after the first few minutes. Now I've watched the whole thing. Yeah, I guess they are fighting as monks.
As I understand it, that's against the rules, but I'm sure it happened in history, sadly. According to the video description, this was put out by the Moscow Patriarchate so perhaps they mean to say that the need at Kulikovo was so great even the monks fought. I was unaware this happened in history, though St. Sergius of Radonezh did give Donskoi his blessing.