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Offline William

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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2012, 01:51:06 AM »
Maybe the priest was taking a fool-for-Christ track and was actually making an anti-Putin statement. Either way, I enjoy the look of horror on Putin's face.

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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2012, 02:03:47 AM »
Quote from: Pravmir.com
A monk at the Valaam Monastery in northwestern Russia explained why he had kissed Vladimir Putin’s hand during the Russian president’s visit, the monastery’s spokesman Mikhail Shishkov said on Tuesday.

But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2012, 02:52:34 AM »
Putin is immortal!
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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2012, 09:13:22 AM »
Hopefully they are on a trail of tears ending in Siberia.

Does that mean WASPs should send all EO converts to Guantanamo? Are you packed already?

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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2016, 02:46:29 PM »
http://youtu.be/epwznxJ8zaE

What in the world was the Priest thinking? It is good to at least see Putin retracting his hand recognizing that was a wrong gesture.

He want to give him an example, that he must kiss the priest's hand. But it can be seen the honor of the priest to Putin.
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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2016, 03:03:13 PM »
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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2016, 02:56:31 AM »
I'll hop aboard the thread resurrection train!

My favorite part of the video is how Putin nearly crosses himself after the Priest kisses his hand, but decides against it.
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Re: Orthodox Priest kisses Putin's hand... What was he thinking?
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2016, 05:53:22 AM »
Because Putin realize he can't bless the priest.
Putin's reaction is dope !!!!
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