William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

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.

2 comments:

Ed said...

Do you think some in Russia want Putin to be made Czar?

John (Ad Orientem) said...

You mean other than Putin and some of his cronies? No. I think almost all Russian monarchists are legitimists, including the hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Grand Duchess Maria is widely regarded as the heir to the imperial throne.