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"Parishioners - to burn, the priest - to shoot ..."

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As clergy participated in the partisan movement


This year, Easter falls on the May holidays and almost coincides with the Victory Day. With the beginning of World War II, the priests shared the fate of their parishioners with a full measure.

At dawn 9 October 1943, fascists broke into the parish church of the Belarusian village of Khoyno. Priest Kosme Raih was ordered to be exposed, taken to the police station, searched. The officer gave the documents and the clock to the translator. “You won't need them anymore,” he smiled. And two soldiers-Czechs led the father to be shot.

... Archpriest Cosma Raihna was a hereditary priest. His father with a cross and Gospel sailed on Russian military ships and died from wounds received in the Battle of Port Arthur. The German occupation found the archpriest and his large family - and he had seven children - in the Pinsk district of the Brest region and immediately made a choice.

The question of whom to obey was far from being intrachurch, and the prayer “for our country, its authorities and its army” acquired a political meaning under occupation.

The occupation authorities demanded to pray "for the liberation of the country by the Russian and victorious German army." But Father Cosmas read the canonical prayer every time. And when they reported on him, he said that he had forgotten himself, read by inertia.

No, Father Kosma served not godless authorities, but his flock, the Orthodox people, on whose shoulders a heavy burden of war fell.

These people flowed day and night to the east along forest and field roads — the refugees, the wounded, the encirclement, and mother continually baked bread, cooked potatoes, helped with clothes, shoes, and medicines. The wounded received communion, asked for prayers for fallen comrades, for themselves and loved ones.

After the traditional Easter service, Father Cosmas announced the collection of gifts for children and partisans. A few days later, shedding tears, he buried the family of those who had been shot and burned in the nearby village of Nevel. Then he went to the remote village Semikhovichi - the base of the partisans - and in a small church, which, having lost his temper (God is his judge), the young priest threw, communion of the sick and wounded, baptized the children, funeral the dead and the dead.

As the teachers went to the ghetto with students, as doctors took death along with the wounded, so the priests shared the fate of the parishioners.

The parish priest John Loiko publicly blessed the sons of Vladimir, George and Alexander as partisans. "My weapon on the enemy, the holy cross, mocked by foe, and the word of God, and you be God-preserved and honestly serve the Father-in-God. " Father John punitive burned along with parishioners in the church. After the war, an obelisk was installed on the site of that terrible conflagration, where at first the name of the priest was, but then for some reason it disappeared.

The priest Nikolai Pyzhevich, a friend of Kosma's father, helped the wounded Red Army men, was in good relations with the partisans, and even distributed leaflets. Reported In September, 43-th punitive punched in Staroye Selo. The father jumped out the window and had already disappeared into the forest, but, looking back, he saw his house, where his wife and five daughters were left, lumbering with boards and putting straw over it. “I'm here,” he shouted. “Take me, I ask God, pity the innocent children ...”

The officer kicked his boot to the ground and shot him point-blank, and threw the body of the priest into the already burning house. After some time, the whole village was completely destroyed, and its inhabitants were burned in the temple.

In the summer of 1943 of the year, to the commander of the partisan formation, Major General V.Z. Korzh tearfully addressed the relatives of the deceased ... the police. No one, they say, from the priests agrees to read the funeral of the deceased, would you send your partisan father? Archpriest Alexander Romanushko served in the detachment then. Accompanied by two partisan machine gunners, he appeared at the cemetery. There were already armed policemen. He put on his clothes, was silent for a while. And suddenly:

- Brothers and sisters! I understand the great grief of the mother and father of the murdered. But not our prayers deserved in the tomb presenting. He is a traitor to the Motherland and a murderer of innocent old men and children. Instead of eternal memory, we all - he raised his head high and raised his voice, - utter anathema!

Gathered numb. And the priest, approaching the policemen, continued:

- To you, misguided ones, I appeal: before it is too late, redeem your guilt before God and people and turn your weapon against those who destroy our people, bury living people in such graves, and burn temples alive in churches and temples ...

In the home group, Father Alexander led almost a whole detachment, and was awarded the Medal "Partisan of the Patriotic War" 1 degrees.

... And on October 9 1943, two soldiers-Czechs led to the shooting of Archpriest Kosma Raynu. Near the church he fell on his knees and prayed earnestly. He did not remember how much time had passed, but when he rose from his knees, he saw no one near him. Having crossed himself, the priest with prayer moved towards the bush. And then rushed headlong into the saving forest.

After there was a partisan camp, a meeting with his sons. Together they won back from the fascists mother, which the Germans with other partisan wives and children wanted to send to a concentration camp.

The whole family of the parish priest Raihna managed to gather at the festive table only in 1946 year.

His last years, Cosmas Raina spent in the village Olgino near St. Petersburg, together with his mother and daughter Angelina, who worked here as a district doctor. He was buried in the Seraphim church at the altar. The eldest son Peter also departed into another world. Otpartisan and having won in the army, he then served for many years in the rank of priest in Belarus, Moscow, the Moscow region, was abbot of Orthodox churches in Alexandria and San Francisco. Pavel was also a priest, but he was removed from his post by the communist authorities, and for his vagaries - no one wanted to hire a former priest - he almost fell behind bars. Rescued guerrilla awards. He could no longer priesthood, and for many years he led the parish council in the temple where the ashes of his father rest. He told me about partisan priests. We talked a lot about it. He gave me his book, published in small editions. But, unfortunately, on my next visit to St. Petersburg, I did not find him in the church anymore ... He was buried here, at the Seraphim cemetery.
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  1. Security2012
    Security2012 3 May 2013 08: 08 New
    16
    There would be more PEOPLE !!!! Eternal memory to them!
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 3 May 2013 08: 09 New
    +9
    Where are they now, such ascetics, unemployed and martyrs? Ministers minced, and it was they who should preach spirituality. recourse
    1. Tartary
      Tartary 3 May 2013 10: 23 New
      10
      There are such people and many ...
      For example, Father Sergius in Khabarovsk - people, (although this is not entirely right, because we go to the Temple to God, and the priest is only an intermediary), they go to his service ...
      When I was baptized in the 90s, and two priests went to sprinkle the people from two ends, I, forgive the Lord, prayed that he would get to me first ...

      May the Lord grant your servants strength, wisdom and patience ...
      Give us - your lamb, the strength to protect ourselves, close from temptations and sins, and the Homeland from reproach!
    2. Yashka Gorobets
      Yashka Gorobets 3 May 2013 11: 16 New
      +3
      Dear, your knowledge of the church is based, apparently, on the materials of our valiant and insignificant media that have not written a single truthful article about the church, or find isolated facts (in the family are not without a freak) that are inflated to a universal scale. .And spirituality is preached, only this happens in the temple, and in order to hear this sermon, you must first come to the temple, and running around the streets with bulging eyes is not our method. The Lord calls everyone, but does not force anyone, and whoever wants to comes, and who is not ... well, at least do not throw dirt, and that is Glory to God.
    3. avt
      avt 3 May 2013 15: 09 New
      +5
      Quote: Vladimirets
      Where are they now, such ascetics, unemployed and martyrs? Ministers minced, and it was they who should preach spirituality. recourse

      And mind you - they don't make a movie about such Priests! A striking contrast between the real actions of the Man and the Patriot and the plot hero of the film "Pop".
      1. Seraph
        Seraph 3 May 2013 22: 42 New
        0
        And note - it’s precisely those who are the Church and who want to make films about such priests.
    4. Seraph
      Seraph 3 May 2013 22: 22 New
      +2
      In order to have the right to open your mouth about someone's "grinding", you yourself must be at least an angel of God, and also be aware of events. Why are you discussing "preaching spirituality" without having the slightest idea about it? Laurels of Pussi riot, Sobchak and other theomachists haunt you ??
      Read here, you are our zealot:
      http://pravoslavie-eisk.ru/pubs/2662-2656-ukrainskiy-svyashchennik-usynovil-250-
      detey.html
      miloserdie.ru and hundreds and thousands of other examples of asceticism.
      Tell the tortured Orthodox in Kosovo and Father Daniil Sysoev about the lack of martyrs.
      You would, I'm sure, Father Alexander sang "anathema" too
      1. Gari
        Gari 3 May 2013 23: 31 New
        +1
        On the morning of June 22, 1941, on Sunday, the day of All Saints, who shone in the Russian land, Metropolitan Sergius (Stragorodsky), having served the Liturgy, was about to read the Akathist, as he was informed about the start of the war. The locum tenens immediately delivered a sermon, which was propagated the same day on a rotator and sent to the few parishes that were still preserved for the fathers to read to the parishioners from the pulpit. It should be noted that according to the then laws prohibiting the Church all activities outside the church walls, let alone interference in political and state issues, these actions were punishable
        in the winter of 1941, “a rather embarrassed Stalin [...] called to his clergy to the Kremlin for a prayer service for the granting of victory; at the same time, the legend continues, the miraculous Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God from Tikhvin in the Alekseevsky Church was surrounded by Moscow on a plane and saved Moscow from the enemy. And on December 9, after the first successful counterattack that preceded Moscow, Mr. Tikhvin was released
        Be that as it may, from the beginning of the war in the USSR anti-religious propaganda was curtailed. There is evidence that already in July 1941 the first brief meeting of Stalin with Metropolitan Sergius took place, which, it is alleged, both were satisfied
  3. radio operator
    radio operator 3 May 2013 08: 19 New
    17
    No, Father Kosma served not godless authorities, but his flock, the Orthodox people, on whose shoulders a heavy burden of war fell.

    Each carried the burden of war. Everyone brought victory closer.
    To all the fallen, blessed memory and the Kingdom of God!
    1. bask
      bask 3 May 2013 08: 36 New
      17
      There are no atheists in the war. Thousands of Russian-Soviet soldiers who went through the war became priests.
      I.V. Stalin, during the Second World War, opened churches, theological seminaries, many priests returned from camps and exiles. Despite this, the Russian Orthodox Church took an unequivocal position. Prayer and donation, enlightenment work, all on the altar of victory with ,,,, Nazi devil ,,,
      And with God's help, we won. All veterans and veterans clergy of health and long life. And to the fallen KINGDOM HEAVENLY.
      1. 755962
        755962 3 May 2013 15: 35 New
        +3
        When the Great Patriotic War began, on June 22, 1941, the head of the Orthodox Church in Russia, Metropolitan Sergius of Moscow and Kolomensky, in an address to the "Shepherds and Pasoms of the Orthodox Church of Christ" blessed "all Orthodox to defend the sacred borders of our Motherland." He recalled: “By the means of selflessness, there were innumerable thousands of our soldiers, who laid down their lives for their Homeland and faith at all times of the invasion of enemies in our Homeland. They were dying, not thinking of glory, they only thought that the Motherland needed a sacrifice on their part, and humbly sacrificed ... their very life. " Throughout the war, in churches during worship, people prayed for the victory of Russian soldiers. The Russian Orthodox Church spiritually sanctified the struggle against the enemy, raised money for the fund to help the front, and transferred large values ​​to the fund of the state. For the successful advance of the Red Army needed armored vehicles. Throughout the country, money was collected for the construction of equipment.

        The Church did not remain indifferent. On December 30, 1942, Metropolitan Sergius appealed to believers to raise funds for the construction of a tank column in the name of St. Demetrius Donskoy. “Let,” he wrote, “our church column bear the blessing of our Orthodox Church and its unceasing prayer for the success of Russian weapons.”
        With the collected funds (over 8 million rubles), 40 T-34 tanks were built at the Chelyabinsk plant. On March 7, 1944, equipment was transferred to the 38th and 516th (flamethrower) individual tank regiments. On behalf of the Church was present Metropolitan Nikolai (Yarushevich), who carried out this transfer. Also at this meeting, personal gifts were presented: officers - watches with engraving, soldiers - folding knives. This meeting is also significant in that it was the first official meeting of a representative of the Russian Orthodox Church with fighters of the Red Army. Both regiments, to which the tanks were transferred, were subsequently awarded the highest government awards by the Soviet government.
        1. 755962
          755962 3 May 2013 15: 41 New
          +4
          It should be noted that on the donations of believers an air squadron was created in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky and the squadron “For the Motherland!”
      2. Zynaps
        Zynaps 3 May 2013 18: 32 New
        -6
        Quote: bask
        There are no atheists in the war.


        it is quite famous, beautiful and - alas - an absolutely false message. nothing more than a beautiful literary turn.

        Quote: bask
        Thousands of Russian-Soviet soldiers who went through the war became priests.


        who else would give reliable statistics.

        Quote: bask
        I.V. Stalin, during the Second World War, opened churches, theological seminaries, many priests returned from camps and exiles.


        and after 1943 he ceased to communicate at all. because it’s impossible to wash the black male white. in vain only for the sake of the Russian Orthodox Church ruined the movement of the renovationists.


        Quote: bask
        Despite this, the Russian Orthodox Church took an unequivocal position.


        aha, some time after the head of the Catacomb Orthodox and the Supreme Baptist of the USSR called on their parishioners to destroy the Nazis, like the mad dogs of the Antichrist. Well, the Russian Orthodox Church has glorified itself by creating parishes pleasing to the occupiers. in Belarus, in the Pskov region, at the famous garbage dump called "Lokotskaya Republic".

        Quote: bask
        And with God's help we won.


        "prayers helped against bedbugs even less than kerosene" (c)

        it is enough to open one’s eyes from the oil to see: they won because in 20 years of atheistic power people began to study, to be treated, to create heavy industry and other things, which are very far from religion.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 3 May 2013 18: 46 New
          +4
          Quote: Zynaps
          it is quite famous, beautiful and - alas - an absolutely false message. nothing more than a beautiful literary turn.


          And you will chat with those who fought over a glass of tea. You will not find a single atheist. Even if a person does not belong to any concession, he will be one hundred percent convinced that "there is something up there". This is reality
          1. dmb
            dmb 3 May 2013 20: 32 New
            +1
            In vain you. Being largely agree with what you wrote, I believe that your comment is not for this article. Death for the Motherland and a feat for the sake of its existence are inherent in both believers and atheists, and the fact that not very smart people try to separate our ancestors in assessing death and achievement is left to their conscience.
            1. Gari
              Gari 3 May 2013 23: 23 New
              +1
              Orderly priests
              At the Victory Parade on June 24, 1945
          2. Zynaps
            Zynaps 4 May 2013 01: 00 New
            -1
            but do you think I was just born yesterday, or did I sit in the cellar for almost 50 years?
            or did the pilgrims decide that they own a monopoly on communication with the war veterans? to give a quote by W. Cummings for reality - is to sin against
            reality itself, because you don’t own statistics with it.

            I did not meet among the front-line soldiers a single trench believer. I was interested in the question of a plea to TNB in ​​a difficult moment. can you imagine: people of near and dear ones remembered, one person regretted before the attack that the new coat, made before the war, was not destiny to wear. did not happen, but for another reason - the wife exchanged his coat in a flea market for bread. but the Transcendental Essence, for some reason, was not remembered to people. apparently, people will be more complicated than W. Cummings thought about them. usually judged by themselves.

            both of my grandfathers were front-line soldiers, communists and atheists. they didn’t believe in God and in hell. My school military instructor, who went through the entire PTA war, openly scoffed at your favorite saying. my school teachers, who fought in the ranks of partisans and underground activists, had seen enough and themselves had suffered horrors in the occupation, and often said that if He himself existed in the world, he would not allow such a hell on earth.
      3. 755962
        755962 3 May 2013 22: 10 New
        +5
        Quote: bask
        There are no atheists in the war.

        TESTED ON YOURSELF ....
    2. Alexey K.
      Alexey K. 3 May 2013 22: 14 New
      +4
      Prayer for the salvation of Russia
      St. Righteous John of Kronstadt

      Our Father, be thou in heaven! Hallowed be Your Name in Russia!
      Thy kingdom come in Russia! Thy will be done in Russia!
      You instill in her a true and life-giving faith! Her Lord
      rise to our aid!
      Lord You see the cunning of the enemies of the Orthodox faith and the Church
      Yours and their zeal - to overcome it. Put an end to them, Lord! Go down
      crush this mountain of wickedness. Wake up!
      Lord Correct us and make us worthy of yourself, worthy of ours
      Christian title and election! Your immense mercy yes
      will cover our sins!
      Lord Lead Russia on the true and saving path, nasadi
      firm faith in the hearts of all her sons, may Your Church shine
      Orthodoxy; teach all classes to walk in your ways!
      Lord Save Your Church unshakably!
      God save the Russian people, the Orthodox Church in Russia!
      Holy army of the Heavenly Church, gang up, gang up for the Church
      God, in the land of Russian existence!
      (From the book: St. John of Kronstadt's Diaries. Recent Entries.)
  4. PDM80
    PDM80 3 May 2013 08: 30 New
    +4
    Here are the true Orthodox priests, and not those who drive buhat with bugs in Maldivian numbers or sit with expensive watches. I would like to see what they would do in those days No.
    No wonder before the war they spoke for faith, the king and the fatherland! And probably not one of the saints
    1. Svobodny
      Svobodny 3 May 2013 08: 48 New
      +7
      Quote: PDM80
      with expensive watches

      Well, why are you again raving about the clock ... How much you can ... We will finally be smarter.
      1. PDM80
        PDM80 3 May 2013 09: 02 New
        +1
        Yes, I didn’t mean the material state, but the spiritual state, the power of faith!
        1. Yashka Gorobets
          Yashka Gorobets 3 May 2013 11: 22 New
          +1
          Before the revolution, many priests and monks lived outwardly very seductive for their parishioners, and because of this, the revolution also happened. But when the choice was to abandon God or death for him, 90% chose death.
          1. Kazakh
            Kazakh 3 May 2013 11: 49 New
            0
            [quote = Yashka Gorobets] Before the revolution, many priests and monks lived outwardly very seductively for their parishioners, and because of this, the revolution also happened [/ qNo, I think you are a little mistaken all who were tempted by the life of monks or priests could take tonsure. The revolution happened for other reasons. Mainly economic
            1. Yashka Gorobets
              Yashka Gorobets 3 May 2013 13: 38 New
              0
              I said that the seductive life of the clergy was not the only, but one of the many reasons (but nevertheless one of the important) that led to the revolution. Do not forget that the Russian Empire was an Orthodox power and religion played a significant role in the life of the entire population, although would be at a ritual level, even for those who have lost faith.
    2. Kazakh
      Kazakh 3 May 2013 11: 44 New
      +2
      And that His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill did NOT deserve a good watch?
      1. PDM80
        PDM80 3 May 2013 11: 51 New
        0
        and whose money did he buy them from? wouldn't it be better to send them for a good cause? a temple in a village no matter what to put ?! The great saints of Russia have always lived modestly, ascetically !!!!!!!!
        1. Seraph
          Seraph 3 May 2013 22: 49 New
          +1
          Do you know how Patriarch Kirill lives? Did Svanidze and Nevzorov have been told to you?
          And he helps to build temples, and is engaged in charity work, and works, unlike more creative bloggers. Only a liberal fraternity does not care, their watches are of interest.
          And the readers of this site, if they are patriots, should be ashamed to repeat like anti-church nonsense to parrots of Moscow Komsomolets and Echo of Moscow
      2. Zynaps
        Zynaps 3 May 2013 13: 35 New
        -3
        for starters, read that the priests' fables speak of wealth, the kingdom of heaven, a camel and a needle eye. and also, try some thick-bellied kid in brocade and ask about non-possessiveness at a poody golden cross with a chain. and a little later, after listening to everything, ask: why does this word, standing far from the swearing vocabulary, cause such a powerful butthert among the worshipers.

        The Russian Orthodox Church has Orthodox opponents - the catacomb Orthodox Church. for some reason, they can calmly praise Gd and his entire heavenly army in modest clothes and in a simple clean room. and others for their chants for some reason need to get at least two pounds of gold and at the same time additionally have all sorts of expensive image tzatsk from the kingdom of the golden calf.
        1. Hleb
          Hleb 3 May 2013 13: 43 New
          +2
          hello scout! listen, isn’t it possible to wear a watch for the patriarch? if I’m not mistaken, he explained about the watch. The president gave the watch. It’s not that expensive, with a coat of arms. It’s also expensive, but he doesn’t wear it. otfotoshopennye.
          1. Zynaps
            Zynaps 3 May 2013 18: 17 New
            -2
            hello to the expert!

            and the President of Zimbabwe did not give a golden nose ring to the Patriarch? and if he gave - why not?

            Gundiai limousine also photographed? and two women in the apartment - the enemies also introduced.
            1. Seraph
              Seraph 3 May 2013 22: 56 New
              +2
              I will not refer to you as "You". Learn to control your speech. If you are used to living in a trash heap and communicating on a "hairdryer", do not go into the society of decent people.
              1. Zynaps
                Zynaps 4 May 2013 01: 06 New
                -1
                come on, you won’t teach me how to live, and as an Alaverdi I won’t tell you where you should go with your advice and your decent society.
            2. broker
              broker 4 May 2013 08: 32 New
              0
              You are talking nonsense !!!
        2. avt
          avt 3 May 2013 15: 17 New
          +1
          Quote: Zynaps
          The Russian Orthodox Church has Orthodox opponents - the catacomb Orthodox Church. for some reason, they can calmly praise Gd and his entire heavenly army in modest clothes and in a simple clean room.

          Well, yes, yes ... familiar guys, there’s just not much peace, just a desire to take the place of the Russian Orthodox Church, but like many others.
          1. Zynaps
            Zynaps 3 May 2013 18: 22 New
            0
            Quote: avt
            familiar guys, that's just not much peace is observed, only the desire to take the place of the Russian Orthodox Church


            they’re so anxious that they can’t even see under a small scope. Well, this is not to reunite with the Vlasov ROCOR and lobzat. the previous Patriarch, although he was a ward of the Vlasov confessor Kiselyov in his youth, even brought this scum to Russia (after he cleaned one of the Orthodox foundations in the USA) and gave him a pension, and laid him at rest in the cemetery of the Donskoy Monastery, but to such tricks did not fall.
            1. avt
              avt 3 May 2013 18: 45 New
              +1
              Quote: Zynaps
              they’re so anxious that they can’t even see under a small scope.

              Well, the pipe is lower and the smoke is thinner. It’s just that there’s a nibble on the edges, and in the 90s they still swaggered and now request squeaked. There even the Patriarch of Constantinople calmed down, and even holier than the pope was, ito Yushchenko did not support.
        3. Rider
          Rider 3 May 2013 16: 48 New
          0
          Quote: Zynaps
          can easily praise god and all his heavenly army


          Gd - symbolically.
          1. Zynaps
            Zynaps 3 May 2013 18: 18 New
            -2
            do not die from holiness, symbolist.
            1. Rider
              Rider 3 May 2013 18: 39 New
              +1
              with my holiness, I’ll figure it out myself.

              I was just pinned, as a follower of another faith hait someone else's, hiding behind atheism.
              1. Zynaps
                Zynaps 4 May 2013 01: 18 New
                -3
                some kind of faith, expert? I'm an atheist. in order to live by the law and not harm my neighbor, imaginary essences and threats of the afterlife are not required. you’re not even able to understand the irony, a prankster with far-reaching conclusions.

                here, the Bolsheviks disappeared, and now there is no one to stick a flaming torch of knowledge into the unwashed asses of consumers of religious opium.

                how funny you are, saints. the ancient Romans rightly wrote in the original Roman law that if God exists, then he himself is able to punish the blasphemer with a thunderbolt. to protect God from blasphemy by weak human strengths is natural blasphemy.

                it turns out that you’re not even worthy of the ancient ones, guardian.
                1. Rider
                  Rider 4 May 2013 09: 41 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Zynaps
                  some kind of faith, expert? I'm an atheist


                  the abbreviation Gd (with a small letter) is used by the followers of the Torah.
                  You see, it’s forbidden for any God other than his own to call God.
                  here and cut.

                  but even if you are an "atheist" then blaspheming someone else's faith does not make you more honest and better.

                  not in order to live by the law and not harm the neighbor, imaginary essences and threats of the afterlife are not required


                  I don’t understand how this is connected with attacks on the Faith of other people.

                  to protect God from blasphemy by weak human strengths is natural blasphemy.


                  you have corrected the spelling.

                  and for the rest, you fell into hysteria again about
                  unwashed asses of consumers of religious opium.

                  it neither makes you smarter, nor does it agree with your statement about "living according to the law and a normal attitude towards others" without religion.

                  it turns out that you’re not even worthy of being ancient


                  it turns out that you are just a boor and a mukdak, hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet.
                  atheistic education did not help you see.
    3. broker
      broker 4 May 2013 08: 31 New
      0
      These are provocateurs !!!
  5. Egoza
    Egoza 3 May 2013 09: 19 New
    +6
    You can read about many priests awarded for participating in the Great Patriotic War here - http://www.pravmir.ru/veterany-svyashhenniki-i-monaxini/
    Very instructive, both for believers and for atheists.
  6. omsbon
    omsbon 3 May 2013 09: 43 New
    +4
    The vast majority of priests have always been with their people, then and now.
    Hysterical "assaults" on the Russian Orthodox Church have far-reaching goals planned overseas and carried out by the local gay liberal riffraff.
    1. Zynaps
      Zynaps 3 May 2013 13: 44 New
      -5
      JFYI: in the upper picture, they are awarded the partisan medal of the priest Puzanov. I propose to read how, after the war, the leadership of the unfortunate and defenseless ROC poisoned a well-deserved and honest person and his family. I believe that it was their overseas gay librarian who was invading the partisan of the Great Patriotic War.

      you are probably blind. you live in a skete with the saints. The Russian Orthodox Church for the most part fulfills the order of the sparrows who came to power. hired killers unfasten the spiritual and repent. God wrote off everything, everything. a thief or a bandit buys a BMW or "gelding" - from the Russian Orthodox Church - please: the rite of consecration of chariots is ready. there are just a few conscientious and correct priests in the ROC. the drunken scum of Yeltsin for the executions of 93, for the betrayal of soldiers in the first Chechen war, someone from the church cursed, anathematized? hell there. lovers to live in a pink fog ...
      1. Snoop
        Snoop 3 May 2013 22: 57 New
        0
        Once I read about Puzanov, in the post-war period he got it ... though not from the "bloody KGBists" but from his own holy bosses.
        Yeltsin? Anathema? Do not tell))) I won’t be surprised if he is still considered a saint .. like Nicholas II. Saints)) For two wars, lost ... for the collapse of the government and the country))) No logic.
  7. Dimka off
    Dimka off 3 May 2013 10: 25 New
    +5
    Holy Russia, save the Orthodox faith, affirmation to you in it!
  8. Kahlan amnell
    Kahlan amnell 3 May 2013 11: 55 New
    +1
    When I read about such priests - a warm feeling in my soul.
    And when I read about drunken priests who crush people with expensive foreign cars, I remember the gospel: "Why, behold the abomination of desolation, spoken by Daniel the prophet, standing in the place of saints: like reading, let me understand ...
    (So, when you see the abomination of desolation spoken through the prophet Daniel, standing in a holy place, let the reader understand ...)
  9. knn54
    knn54 3 May 2013 12: 19 New
    +5
    omsbon: The hysterical "assaults" on the Russian Orthodox Church have far-reaching goals planned overseas and carried out by the local gay-liberal riffraff.
    And for some reason, the allocation of money by the state for the construction of churches is immediately called corruption.
    1. Kahlan amnell
      Kahlan amnell 3 May 2013 15: 19 New
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      And for some reason, the allocation of money by the state for the construction of churches is immediately called corruption.

      According to existing legislation, the construction of religious buildings at the expense of the state budget is illegal.
      Do you want to build temples at the state expense, on your taxes? Change the Constitution, abolish the secular nature of the state, introduce the state religion and build.
      Only the people say: Do not build the Church, attach the orphan, because of the orphans and the sun shines.
  10. za_zik
    za_zik 3 May 2013 12: 54 New
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    Quote: PDM80
    Here are the true Orthodox priests, and not those who drive buhat with bugs in Maldivian numbers or sit with expensive watches. I would like to see what they would do in those days No.
    No wonder before the war they spoke for faith, the king and the fatherland! And probably not one of the saints

    Changing wife has a choir director in the church, so he is a little familiar with the system from the inside. Unfortunately, people find it easier to point out the shortcomings of others than to talk about themselves. Priests are the same people as we are, but by the sacrament of consecration they are given spiritual authority. as one priest told me: "We, priests, do not even know what authority God has given us!" Someone above correctly said that the priest is only an intermediary. But how can I draw attention to myself? I’d better fuck someone else. Now, take any hero, you can find a pretentious one in each: mistresses, money, betrayal - everyone can be spoiled. But, I'm a saint, and priests - that's where the werewolves are. People - look at yourself and then you will understand the true faith and the meaning of Orthodoxy! Paisiy the holy man explained: "You cannot even condemn those who hanged themselves, he could at the moment of his last gasp repent and receive forgiveness", All these statements primarily speak about the person who speaks them ---- pride, arrogance, self-elevation ... Not for nothing is pride - the first sin who brought Dennitsa into demons. This is the biggest sin !!! That is exactly what he does not say goodbye
  11. Joonkey
    Joonkey 3 May 2013 13: 05 New
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    Save god! Those who have traveled this terrible path with honor and faith
  12. George
    George 3 May 2013 15: 19 New
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    Hello all.
    On the picture :
    The commander of the 5-th Leningrad partisan brigade, Hero of the Soviet Union K.D. Karitsky attaches the medal "Partisan of the Patriotic War II degree" to the priest of the church of the Pskov village ova Gorky of the Porkhov region Fedor Puzanov.

    During the war years, Fedor Andreevich Puzanov became a scout of the 5 of the partisan brigade. George Knight of the First World War and a modest rural carpenter in 30-s, taking advantage of the relative freedom of movement allowed by the occupants as a priest of a rural parish, carried out reconnaissance work, supplied the partisans with bread and clothing, and reported on the movements of the Germans. In addition, he led conversations with believers and, moving from village to village, acquainted residents with the situation in the country and at the front.

    During the German evacuation of the population of the Pskov region in January 1944, Priest Puzanov was to accompany his arrival at the place of loading into the train. The Germans were accompanying the column of villagers, but after passing 15 kilometers, the Germans turned aside, ordering the priest, on pain of death, to bring the column himself. When the Germans fled, Puzanov invited the villagers to return home, which they willingly did. The commander of the 5 partisan brigade, KD Karitsky himself attached a medal to the “Partisan of the Patriotic War” to the hero’s chest.
    These are God's servants, not like the current ones.
    The Kingdom of heaven.
    1. Zynaps
      Zynaps 3 May 2013 18: 35 New
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      then why did you stop? you cannot tell how, after the war, the highest ranks of the Russian Orthodox Church spread rot against priest Puzanov, contemptuously called him "partisan", expelled his son from the theological seminary ...
      1. Svyatoslavovich
        Svyatoslavovich 6 May 2013 19: 06 New
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        These are those who have been proven wrong. Pskov Orthodox mission.These are those who have been proven wrong. Pskov Orthodox mission.
        In principle, such an attitude to the priest Puzanov from the Russian Orthodox Church is quite natural, since he fell out of the cage, did not justify so to speak.
  13. anatoly57
    anatoly57 3 May 2013 19: 48 New
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    I myself am an unbeliever, but I want to talk about the priest of the church of Maximus the Confessor in our small Ural city. So, this priest not only conducts services, but also maintains a Sunday school at the church, a Cadet Cossack detachment (he teaches in it), on the territory of the church he equipped a children's playground where you cannot smoke and drink beer, with it there is a winter game pavilion. This pop is truly respectful!
    1. Kostya pedestrian
      Kostya pedestrian 3 May 2013 20: 46 New
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      I like Belarus, but please don’t be offended, the combination of a children's playground and a beer is not clear ... I’m more than sure that the Orthodox brotherhood seeks to protect our children and youth, but such phrases in the USSR are perplexing.
  14. knn54
    knn54 3 May 2013 20: 17 New
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    anatoly57: This pop is truly respectful!
    He is not a priest, but a Father. And priests are those who in a drunken state crush people and are engaged in other unseemly things.
    1. anatoly57
      anatoly57 4 May 2013 07: 55 New
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      knn54, I apologize, did not put it that way, tried to avoid a tautology. And so really, who knows this priest, sincerely respect him.
      And about the beer in the playgrounds, unfortunately, we have it, and beer bottles, butts in the sand.
    2. broker
      broker 4 May 2013 08: 34 New
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      He decided to get rid of deliverance, but he won’t get out !!!
  15. Kostya pedestrian
    Kostya pedestrian 3 May 2013 20: 42 New
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    Well done guys! God help you!
  16. Seraph
    Seraph 3 May 2013 23: 09 New
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    Thank you for the article. A good Easter gift from your favorite site.
    The only pity is that even such material causes a stream of dirt in the rotten souls (see the comments of some zynaps). Although what to expect from the spiritual children of Judas Iscariot ?! One word - rootless cosmopolitans ...
  17. zbidnev
    zbidnev 6 May 2013 23: 34 New
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    Real People our land is proud of. And they need neither fame nor money. These really should be our elite !!! More to us like that now.