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Vladimir Putin shows his religious devotion at Valaam Monastery

Vladimir Putin shows his religious devotion at Valaam Monastery

On July 11, 2017, the Russian president together with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia visited Valaam Monastery in Karelia and attended a divine liturgy on the day of commemoration of Saints Sergius and Herman of Valaam.

President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill at the Transfiguration of the Saviour Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam (July, 2017)

The Transfiguration of the Saviour Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam is one the most beloved Russian monasteries. In Russian Orthodoxy, Saints Sergius and German were Greek holy monks who came to the Novgorod along with the first Orthodox missionaries and founded a monastery on Valaam Island in the north of Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe.

Valaam Monastery on Lake Ladoga, Karelia

Today, the monastery has more than 200 inhabitants. Every year, over 100,000 pilgrims and tourists visit this monastery. Including Vladimir Putin!

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An American Protestant pastor and news commentator (Rick Wiles of trunews.com ) first made me aware a few years ago that President Vladimir Putin was a devout Orthodox Christian. I decided to research this, and was very impressed by Mr. Putin’s devotion to his faith and the practice of it. May God bless him and deepen his faith with each passing day.

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Yes, and President Putin has initiated (successfully), support and encouragement for the women of Russia to KEEP their babies instead of shucking/sucking them out to be sold off as “parts” to rejuvenate aging oligarchs and flavor soft drinks …
…. and the rest of the world should take note that the birth rate for Russia is today positive….
Russia is NOT wasting away as it was during the Zio-communist regimes.

FACT! – A nation must have PEOPLE… real live flesh and blood human beings to stay healthy, and “importing aliens” is not a remedy.

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I got quite a shock the other night when a Christian Internet talk show host was talking about the Donald Trump Jr. case, and the woman lawyer linked to the attempt to reestablish the ability of American parents to adopt Russian “orphans” (I use quotes here because I know now that all the children being “adopted” in the US are not necessarily orphans–eg. Haitian children that are being trafficked.). I had thought that this was a diplomatic move on Russia’s part because we’d done something to tick off Russian leadership. This woman on the radio raised the fact that it… Read more »

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Mr. Putin is a ‘devout denominational Christian’, who, according to this article, worships a temple made by man, but that does not display true Christianity, where one worships the One True God, through His Son, not images of stone. The Russian Orthodox church is just another branch of the great whore’s religious outreach, and is under the control of the vatican. Note, when Mr. Putin visits the pope, who bows down in obeisance, who kisses who’s ring? This act, performed by ALL politicians who go see the pope, demonstrate who is the boss, and, as much as one had prayed… Read more »

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So, John…. President Putin “kisses the ring”… and to your mind that makes him a vassal? Did it ever occur to you that Vladimir Putin “kisses the rings” of ALL the heads of state around the world as a gesture of respect to that particular leader? So, would you rather have him flip off the Pope, and Merkle, Erdogan and THE Trumpus .. and all the rest of tin horn posturing “leaders” that control politics, massive militaries, and make decisions? You would prefer that he alienate them so that they will take a personal offense to THEIR massive egos, and… Read more »

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Oh, and another thought on the subject of President Putin “worshiping stone images”… what BS~!
The image is a “representation” of thought quasi-incarnate.. the image reminds people that the conviction that God is there, and of the need to recognize that freak shows of deviant satanic types, such as the Kadashians, ARE NOT the kind of energies that should be worshiped.

Oh, and personally I would prefer to see a reminder ‘stone image’ honored than The Wheaties Boy Jenner~!!!!

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It is the symbology of the exercise. Generally leaders of different nations shake hands, which is a display of friendship, also, subtly revealing that one is not carrying a knife in the hand extended. Yes, Mr. Putin is a devout member of the Russian Orthodox church, which is great, it shows he has far more comprehension of the Christian standards on which the Western nations were originally built. The point being made is that all political leaders, that go meet the pope, to my mind, are displaying subservience to that church, and, one suggests, we should never mix politics and… Read more »

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Dear John, The situation with Our Lady of Fatima/Pope Francis’ refusal to honor her request because it illustrates Pope Francis’ lack of belief in his own theology. I credit Mr. Putin for making the effort to make “pilgrimage” (basically a trip undertaken for a religious purpose; Protestants read that “bus trip”) to Rome to see the Pope in an effort to have him actually do something that at least a portion of his people believe in and would welcome. I assume from your emphasis on the stone statues and objection to several things Roman Catholic that you are Protestant. I… Read more »

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While I agree that a national leader darkening the door of a church of any denomination or saying he/she is a Christian doesn’t necessarily make them one in their heart (eg. George W. Bush), I have a tendency to believe Mr. Putin. No less of a Putin-hating source than a New York Times reporter noted that Mr. Putin openly professed his faith in God while stationed with the KGB in East Germany–not something calculated to make him popular with the upper-level management!!! I also know of two separate occasions when he could have extorted bribes from those coming to him–once… Read more »

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It was the religious leaders of Israel that nailed their Messiah to the cross, in collusion with the Sanhedrin, which is a questionable demonstration of meddling betwixt state and church, that it can be highly detrimental to the community. Scripture declares that it will be the Gentiles who fulfill Heb.6:6, as they worship a man, believing they are worshipping God. What does Mary have to do with anything? Yes, she was the vehicle used by God to bring His Son into the world, but nothing more! Check how Jesus called her ‘woman’ not mother. There is no evidence that our… Read more »

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