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Offline Balthasar

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Competition launched to decorate Moscow churches
« on: December 15, 2011, 10:30:03 AM »


http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Competition+launched+to+decorate+Moscow+churches/25290


"The Reverend Georgy Mitrofanov, a historian who is often critical of the official Church, says that the Russian Church should, in general, focus on restoring souls."

Isn't builiding churches, taking care of them, part of Soul reactivation?



Offline filipinopilgrim

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Re: Competition launched to decorate Moscow churches
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 07:56:46 PM »


http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Competition+launched+to+decorate+Moscow+churches/25290


"The Reverend Georgy Mitrofanov, a historian who is often critical of the official Church, says that the Russian Church should, in general, focus on restoring souls."

Isn't builiding churches, taking care of them, part of Soul reactivation?

Just like with the journey of the Belt of the Theotokos through the cities of Russia: a number of priests were known to have complained that the 3 million people who venerated it were merely being superstitious, and that such outward displays of piety are inimical to inward faith. A very Protestant attitude.  

It all makes me wonder just how widespread Protestant and Renovationist attitudes are in the Russian Orthodox Church.
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Offline Zenovia

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Re: Competition launched to decorate Moscow churches
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 09:24:28 PM »
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Just like with the journey of the Belt of the Theotokos through the cities of Russia: a number of priests were known to have complained that the 3 million people who venerated it were merely being superstitious, and that such outward displays of piety are inimical to inward faith. A very Protestant attitude. 

It all makes me wonder just how widespread Protestant and Renovationist attitudes are in the Russian Orthodox Church.


God reaches out to people in whichever way He feels is best for each person's individual spiritual growth.  If God feels  some people need something a little bit more tangible like a relic, then how can these priests object?  Wouldn't that be arrogant, since their complaints would be  superceding the superior knowledge of an Athonite elder...and perhaps a saint?   ???

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Re: Competition launched to decorate Moscow churches
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 10:01:05 PM »
I am very glad that they built a church at the Butovsky Poligon, and such a beautiful one.  May the souls of the murdered rest with the blessed.
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