Monday, April 23, 2012
Moleben in Defense of the Faith
Over the weekend a moleben was offered in Moscow in defense of the Faith and in reparation for various acts of sacrilege. There have certainly been some very nasty anti-Christian crimes and various acts of sacrilege (take note of the defaced icons in the procession). But this strike me as at least partly a response to recent criticism of the Church for its overt intervention in the recent elections on behalf of Vladimir Putin and perceptions of worldly corruption.
On a side note the crowd was good sized. And judging from the multitude of banners and flags it looked like a very significant display of pro-monarchist sentiment. Most of the flags were monarchist.