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Offline Croix de Fer

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How Putin Celebrates Christmas
« on: December 23, 2015, 08:31:59 AM »
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    There’s something magical about a Russian Christmas.

    With snow on the ground and winter on the breaths of the faithful, Russians enjoy their favorite holy day, the birth of our Saviour in festive joy.

    One would think that Russia’s head of state would appear at the Kremlin’s Cathedrals for this special day.

    Not this head of state, Vladimir Putin.

    For like our Saviour born in the little town of Bethlehem, Putin chose a humble village in Voronezh to celebrate the day of Jesus’ birth last Christmas.

    “Except you become as a little child you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven,” said Jesus to his disciples.

    Like a true disciple of Jesus Christ, Putin took his place—not with high officials—but with little children.

    By way of sad contrast, America’s president doesn’t give much credence to Christmas.

    Instead, Obama celebrates Hanukkah with Jews, the same people who crucified our Saviour.

    And not with children did he celebrate, but with a high official, the President of Israel.

    Such is the state of affairs in our Judaized country. America has traded places with Russia.

    I grew up in the 50’s and we went on “Christmas Break” while the Soviets went on “Winter Break.”

    Now it’s the other way around.

    Whereas Russia was once atheist, it is now Christian.

    But America is now Jewish.

    Why else do we see a 40 foot Hanukkah Menorah on the White House lawn every December but not a Nativity Scene to be found.

    But every year, Putin appears on nationwide television wishing his fellow Russians a “Merry Christmas!”

    He’s my Orthodox brother in Christ, and despite how the Jews have stolen Christmas from us, I’m hopeful.

    Yes, the Jews are waging a War on Christmas here in America—the Jewish-led ACLU threatens lawsuits against towns that put up “Merry Christmas” signs—but theirs is a losing battle.

    We’ve got the numbers and we’ve got the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war. ~ Psalms 143:1 (Douay-Rheims)

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    How Putin Celebrates Christmas
    « Reply #1 on: December 23, 2015, 06:52:13 PM »
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  • I remember hearing that the reason Putin celebrates Christmas in that church is because he was baptized in that church or that town.  I could be wrong, but I remember that there was a reason he goes to that small church, and I think that was it.
    "A secure mind is like a continual feast" - Proverbs xv: 15


    Offline Neil Obstat

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    How Putin Celebrates Christmas
    « Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 11:46:57 PM »
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  • You have to admit it's interesting to see the political leader of a world power (Russia) making the sign of the cross (even if it's backwards).
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    How Putin Celebrates Christmas
    « Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 12:18:30 AM »
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  • neil - I wonder if the catholic orthodox also make the sign of the cross that way.  I think it is likely they do.  Putin also wears a crucifix that was given to him by his mother when he was young.  
    "A secure mind is like a continual feast" - Proverbs xv: 15

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    How Putin Celebrates Christmas
    « Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 03:07:12 AM »
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  • Eastern Catholics do cross themselves from right to left. In the Latin rite, we only cross ourselves from right to left when venerating icons iirc.


     

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