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Peter Lopukhin: Holy Russia and the Russian state

Every nation has its own talents, defining the character of its aspirations, interests, and life, according to which nations recognize and name themselves. So, in pursuit of strength and wealth, she called herself "Great" Britain, "Scientist" Germany, and "La Belle" France called herself out of love for elegance and beauty.

Peter Lopukhin: Holy Russia and the Russian stateThe Russian people, especially gifted religiously, called themselves - “Holy Russia” by their special love for holiness.

"Holy Russia" is the national life of the people, recognizing the meaning and joy of life in communion with God. This is a nation that honors holiness above all, which is the communion with God, the naturalness to Him. How often in historical life people hated the righteous, killed them; the prophet Isaiah was sawn with a wooden saw for the fact that in the pursuit of holiness the meaning is both truth and joy of life. And only in this. And how beautiful is the image of an old man who came several thousand kilometers from Siberia to spend a little time with Rev. Seraphim.

"Holy Russia" is not the life of a holy people: the history of the Russian People is a legend about its sins; but not only about them. The main feature of it, which determined and gave the right to the name of "Holy Russia", was and is - faithfulness to the truth: a person of Holy Russia sins, but does not lie, and therefore knows where and what to return to when he sinned and fell.

Holy Russia is precisely the Russian national life, its character and mood, the inner life, not the outer, not the life form, and therefore it is not at all necessary to imagine Holy Russia only and certainly in the clothes of one or another historical period. No, she can be in all clothes.

Do not confuse holy Russia with the Russian State: they are consonant, but this is a phenomenon of a different order: one is spontaneous life, determined by faith, views, tastes, mood, and the other is the fruit of conscious and purposeful human activity. Both are social life of people, but one is led by elemental force, the other by conscious force of power.

We never said "Holy Russia" - as a state, but "Holy Russia" - as a national, national life. We do not know the "sacred state" and do not say, as Catholics, the "Holy Empire" - because we do not have sacred forms of state life: we have no dogma about the state.

In all the Gospels there is not a word about it. After the Old Testament, when all social life, all the norms of criminal and civil law were religiously sanctioned, a striking Gospel silence about these subjects and questions of public life that people so keenly interested in. In the Gospel on this subject there is only one phrase: "return to Caesar what is Caesar's," i.e. live as a state, but how, in what forms, on what principles to build a state and state power - there is not a word about it.

Christianity is given the meaning of life - communion with God. This is the only saving goal and everything, all life must obey this. But if "all", it means, and public life. Christianity does not set a person the goal of building a perfect state or social system, or else any goals in the plane of culture. All of this is of secondary, official and relative importance, since it serves the main and only purpose.

Christianity draws the attention of a person inside, for there the communion of God and the Kingdom of God is accomplished. The "kingdom of God" on earth should not be thought of in its external, inherent, "sacred" forms: the kingdom of God does not come "in a perceptible way." "And they will not say: behold, it is here, or: here there. For behold, - the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke XVII, 20-21). The gospel frees one from the "sacred" forms of life that are obligatory for him. It calls him to freedom, invites all life freely to subordinate to the quest for the Kingdom of God. It seems to say to a person: "There are no specified forms of life, everything is allowed, but not everything is useful." And we ask ourselves the question, how will the son of Holy Russia, who is called to freedom, build his public life?

The meaning of life, the way of salvation is clear to him. It can and should demand conditions from the state in order to be able to live Christianity without meaningful life.

The kingdom of God, the divine life on earth, can exist on earth under all conditions and cannot be prevented by the outside worlds and government orders from the grace of God. But living conditions can make it extremely difficult for a person to assimilate it.

A person is influenced by the environment, the moral environment: we are dependent on each other and influence others. You can create such a relationship, such an environment or the air of public life, that it is difficult to live in them to the extreme. Every state, like in a house or family, has its own spirit. That is why for a Christian not only is not indifferent, but the organization of state life, its goals, foundations, the state’s “philosophy of law”, which determines the direction, character and spirit of life, our relations with each other, our social life, are of great importance.

State life is directed by power, and the government always has its own philosophy, and, guided by it, power controls and arranges social life. There can be no power without philosophy — without any understanding of its meaning and purpose. If someone says that the authorities do not need any philosophy, that the state is only a technical organization to meet the needs and the will of the majority, then such a statement is already a kind of philosophy of state law.

Therefore, if a given state does not accept the Christian position that all life, and, consequently, state, should be subject to the Christian meaning of life, then it should put another in the place of this philosophy; but a person of Holy Russia will regard all methods of dispensation of the state according to how far they are moving away or approaching the principle of submitting to Christianity for all life, how much they create a favorable environment for the life and development of the Christian.

The most difficult for the spiritual growth of a person, but the most tempting is to live in an atmosphere of triumphant evil. When evil is not only not prosecuted, but encouraged by the authorities. Evil celebrates its victory and seems invincible. Such is life under the God-given power. It is such an unbearable burden, such evil and vileness that people are morally crushed by such a life and become victims of evil and despondency.

Outwardly, not so painful, but it can be no less seductive to live in an atmosphere of indifference to good and evil. This is the air of state and public life where the principle of separation of the state from the church is carried out. In this air, the soul becomes cold and the fire of confession goes out. Such is the air in democratic states: in them the supreme law is the command of the majority, and they are only a technical organization, an “apparatus” for the execution of orders of this changeable will: there is no eternal truth, there is no sense, there is no service to the Truth and the daring of faith goes out. There are no eternal values, emptiness, and the Church is equated in rights with the anonymous Joint-Stock Company.

It is morally difficult and tempting to live in all totalitarian states, even in the case when it is not an open, God-fighting totalitarian communist regime.

If one rejects the principle of subordination of state power to the Christian idea, and if the principle of democratic spiritual “meaninglessness” is unacceptable to it, power should give a different idea, another main guiding goal. But whatever the goal she indicated, be it the greatness of the state, the nation, the modern social order, etc. - there will always be the presence of 3-s characteristic of all totalitarianism provisions: "instead of" the Christian principle available to everyone, exposes the other, developed by the party and belonging to it. This is the basis of the party regime: its justification is that only the party knows how to live and arrange meaningful life, and therefore only it is called upon to rule. In such a consciousness of its exceptional significance, the reason why all totalitarian party regimes are suspicious or hostile to the Church: it interferes with them, because it has its own understanding of meaningful life and its existence challenges the correctness of party self-awareness and claims. Finally, under all party regimes, there can be no flexible internal policy that meets the requirements of life: the latter are unjustified in the eyes of the party, they are not based on a “meaningful” party program, according to which it is necessary to arrange life.

This substitution of genuine and real values ​​with artificial and invented ones and pretentiousness characterizes party regimes. On them at all, sharper or weaker, there is always the same stamp of exhausting totalitarian melancholy, and her name is “Soviet anguish.”

Holy Russia wants a state in which a Christian lives and develops unhindered. She wants to avoid “in the air” indifference to evil and good, to fight against evil, to avoid separation and dominion of one over the other, to avoid temptations and heavy temptations, to fight against them. Holy Russia wants the Orthodox worldview or philosophy to be in power, so that the power, and after it the whole public life led by it, clearly understands the goal of fighting evil. But just as there is no typic of salvation, and it requires the initiative, energy and sensitivity of the “refreshed heart” and “sober thought”, so in public life, in management there is no timetable for the actions of the authorities for all occasions: the authorities must have a lively feeling of goodness and evil.

Holy Russia wants a power that creates good and is sensitive to it: it is dear to the carrier of power to understand and feel what mood, what air of life is needed or useful or harmful for a Christian, where and in what obstacles and temptations for him. Therefore, Holy Russia wants the power not of a party, not of an apparatus, not of a morally irresponsible anonymous majority, not of a spiritually dead legal personality, but of the power of a person who is a morally responsible living personality. She loves true consciousness, a lively heart and the will of the carrier of power.

Holy Russia knows that no external, legal norms, orders and voting can create such a consciousness, heart and will. This clear and firm knowledge and the stated desire to find the desired power and lead Holy Russia to the solution of a state problem, original and unlike the solution of the Western world. The latter is wary of power, is concerned about its capabilities, wants to keep track of it, introduces a system of restrictions and control for this, and, fearing the authorities, wants to depersonalize it.

Holy Russia, on the contrary, rejects all these methods of influencing power: instead of legal norms of control and restriction, it arranges spiritual and moral conditions that guarantee the power it desires: it gives the holder of power complete freedom and imposes moral responsibility on him without this freedom unthinkable. She wants power free and autocratic and puts one condition of this autocracy: a free autocratic carrier of power must royally freely confess her faith and make a promise to exercise her power, guided by this faith. This connection of the Sovereign's authority with his faith is so deep that it gave Metropolitan Anthony the basis to say: "My loyalty to the King is determined by his loyalty to Christ."

When the King makes this vow in the solemn atmosphere of the coronation, then in response to his willingness to devote himself to the feat of the Tsar's ministry, the Church performs the Sacrament of Confirmation and sanctifies the power of the King. From that moment or event, the carrier of power actually becomes the Tsar - the Anointed of God: he is not only the head of state, but also the servant of God. “Tsar” and “kingship” is not only the rank of state and its ministry, but also the order of the Church, and the Church service. On the Tsar, the blessing of God and through the Tsar, or, better to say, the Tsar blessed the state: The Tsar received the blessing because he brought his willingness to devote his power to the service of the truth of God, but he could do it because Holy Russia is in the free love of holiness I wanted the Tsar’s Tsar’s ministry and the blessing of God for his public life: “The King of God is in mercy and monarchy by the will of the people who participate in the creation of the state, Christian authority and the possibility of royal service.” Such is the fundamental basis for the construction of Holy Russia - the Russian State and Tsarist government. This construction is fundamentally different from all systems and principles of solving the problem of building power in other states.

For a person who does not know and does not believe in virtue of moral relations - responsibility, requests, promises - this system is incomprehensible and looks naive, and Holy Russia knows what a tremendous power of influence and upbringing in spiritual and moral requirements, what it surrounds power. She knows for sure how much more real and effective they are than legal measures of influence. He knows how they guard the Tsar in his great deed, as they ennoble power and all state life, introducing moral forces into it, as legally recognized.

Freedom of the Tsar, his free confession of faith and the goals of his ministry, moral relations of the Tsar and the people - their common goal of creating Christian statehood, the moral responsibility of the Tsar, His dedication of himself to the Tsar's ministry, consecration of His power and anointing of the Tsar on the Kingdom and feat - these are the basic laws The state created by Holy Russia, such are the foundations of this truly "sui generis" state. This constitution created the corresponding halo of the Russian Tsars. There is a wonderful testimony to the characteristic shade of this halo. Russian poets, spiritually subtle and noble, who were able to "speak the truth to the Kings with a smile, speak about him." Modestly respectful, they say that Russian Tsars is characterized by honesty: “He rules us honestly,” says Pushkin. “Our honest Russian Tsar,” Tyutchev writes.

Holy Russia came to her state consciously, soberly and steadily in search of Christian statehood! She does not want the Tsar because it is a God-established state form and dogma, not because she liked the power alone and the beauty of power, but because she does not know how to build Christian power otherwise.

"Everything is allowed," and the free thought of free Holy Russia revised all the decisions. Rejecting all the godless totalitarian theories, it does not accept democracy as a principle either, because it cannot accept its slogan and banner - “the supreme law is the will of the people”! No, the supreme law is the service of the Truth, and the will of the people must submit to it! Nor does she accept such an attempt to solve the task of Christian statehood, such a line of thought — the Christian state will, allegedly, if in fact Christian views and moods dominate and characterize life. But we need an actual victory, not a declaration. Using democratic freedoms, it is necessary to spread the Christian influence on public life. Hence the slogan - "Faith and Fatherland." So they come to the conclusion that the problems of Christian statehood should not be solved! But it is only as if: in fact, the advocates of this slogan and tactics decide it and come to the assertion of the non-Christian principle of democracy and its indifference to good and evil. Thus, “in the name of Christianity,” they come to the assertion of the anti-Christian principle! And there is no confession of the consciousness of good and evil, no oath, no consciousness of what to hold on to and what to return to when it falls. This slogan for some is a way to avoid solving the problem; others are the fruit of unreasoned thoughts and can have fear, democratic fear, let go of initiative, control and influence ...

Next to this cold of thoughts, a purely democratic concept develops, as if with some moral justification: "The state is created by people, and they must be held responsible for it." But in order to be held accountable, freedom of creativity is needed, one cannot bear moral responsibility for the creation of which I did not participate. Therefore, it is impossible to answer for the theocratic monarchical state created, as some interpret, by God or by the Divine "delegate", "a representative of the supreme supernatural forces" (see L. Tikhomirov), but not by people or people. But if the proposition that “people should be held responsible for the state” is true, then the theocratic monarchy should not exist, for it cannot bear this responsibility.

One may think that such reasoning in different shades and variants accompanied the struggle against the monarchy in the West, where the monarchy was based theocratically (or sometimes aristocratic). Then the struggle, then, was fought for the right of the people to creativity and the responsibility associated with it.

The need to have creative freedom and the responsibility associated with it is a legitimate and justifiable feeling, and it requires satisfaction, and the question posed is an answer.

The theocratic understanding of the monarchy implies such a position: on the one hand, the commanding power; on the other, the opposite - the people, the submissive of the authorities, the people whose virtue is not creativity and responsibility, but obedience.

In the state of Holy Russia the situation is different: there is no opposition and separation between the authorities and the people, and vice versa: the unity of the main creative goal - the creation of Christian statehood and common responsibility. Monarchy for a person of Holy Russia is not an established system from the outside. Not! For him, this is the only way to accomplish the dear goal he has set himself for the creation of Christian statehood. Therefore, the very existence of a monarchy, an understanding of its meaning, its protection, its loyalty - all this is a manifestation of the creative will of a man of Holy Russia.

Finally, there is another attempt to solve the problem: to transfer power not to a person, but to a part of the people of a certain Christian faith. She has to choose the carrier of power from her midst. This is how religious aristocracy is established, connected with the division within the people and all its consequences. Russia also transfers power to a person of a certain worldview, but does not divide people; on the contrary, before him all people of all faiths are absolutely equal: "The Tsar is not the Tsar only of the Orthodox, or the educated, or the workers, or the peasants, but the Tsar of all Russia."

Holy Russia loves the Tsar and the Tsar's ministry and rejoices when He, at the coronation, clothed with power and glory, falls down before God and the Church of God, bringing this power to the service of God and His righteousness. Metropolitan Anthony said that this moment, when Russia merges with Holy Russia, is a moment of genuine spiritual exultation, as at Easter. This is the joy of the victory of the Good, or here in the eyes of the whole nation, the “Restraining” evil is created to save many.

Holy Russia does not want to choose the Tsar so that by human earthly calculations and deeds not affect the Tsar, not bind his freedom, for where there is no freedom, there is no Tsarist service and there is no “Holding Back”. Therefore, she asks God to indicate the King.

Love for the Tsar and the Tsarist power is so understood not to be the fruit of reverie or mood. No, its basis is much deeper: that is demanded by the human soul. We see that even among the nations that have long put power under the control and observation of the parliament, there still lives a love for Christian authority responsible for God.

At the recent coronation in England, the representative of the church stated such an idea of ​​the coronation and royal service: “At the coronation, the Queen accepts for the rest of her life the difficulties and joys of the Christian duty of her high calling. She is called by God for her ministry and accepts it. obedience. She promises to give her whole life to her people, to lead him and encourage him. For this, we need more than human strength, and Christ gives her strength in coronation to spiritually uplift the life of Christ. anskogo people. " In these words there is something from our understanding, although there is no call for the fight against evil, and this is not a speech about "Holding."

People, people love the idea of ​​Christian power. In foggy England, this is only a foggy dream, traditions and beauty: truly, in all of this, only the popular desire of Christian authority, and in fact the poor Queen of “free England” is held captive by the main party, and today is called upon to “spiritually uplift the life of the Christian people”, " having received the strength from Christ, "tomorrow, at the behest of the dominant party, she will meekly extend her hand to the persecutor of faith and Christianity.

The Christian Tsarist power in Russia was not a dream or an idea, but genuine strength. Great world power! And now - there is no king, and there is no peace in the world. It was the power of the “Restraining” evil, and therefore, in order to kill the Tsar, it was necessary to raise the God-fighting revolution. When the people in their vast majority, even for a while, lost Faith and God, the King was left alone and defenseless.

As long as a person is alive - his soul is alive, and she stubbornly loves the idea of ​​Christian power. Our soul knows that the truth of the state is in Christian authority. Holy Russia is always true to Pravda. The sons of Holy Russia, or those who hope to be her son, stand for the Tsar, the Tsarist ministry, because, like Holy Russia, they know no other way of establishing Christian authority.

June 1953 year
Lesna Convent

Petr Sergeevich Lopukhin
(14.02.1885 - 02.08.1962)
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  1. Boris55
    Boris55 24 August 2013 07: 52
    I have a negative attitude to any religion.
    Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism - this, as Ostap said, is opium for the people.

    My attitude to God:

    God speaks to each of us in the language of his life circumstances.
    You must be attentive to everything that happened to you before something unpleasant happened and you will see many signs warning you of trouble.
    There was a flood in the village. All residents left their homes, went to a safe place. Only one left, everything prays to God. His neighbors call him:
    - Ivan, come with us. Big water is coming. Will flood everything. Drowning.
    - I believe in God. He will save me.
    All the neighbors left the village. Big water came. Flooded the hut. Ivan climbed onto the roof, praying to God. Rescuers pass by. They say:
    -Muzhik! Jump into our boat. Big water is coming. Drowning.
    - I believe in God. He will save me.
    Rescuers sailed away. And the water is coming and coming ...
    Ivan is sitting on a pipe praying to God. Helicopter flies. Threw off the stairs. Shout to him:
    -Muzhik! Let's get in to us. Big water is coming. Drowning.
    - I believe in God. He will save me.
    Helicopter flew away. And the water is coming and coming ...
    Ivan drowned. He appeared before God and asked him:
    - God, I believed in you, went to church every Sunday, prayed every day, but you did not save me ...
    - Fight You Vanya. I tried to save you three times. I sent you neighbors, sent rescuers, sent a helicopter ...
    God speaks to each of us in the language of his life circumstances.

    We must not believe in God, but believe in him.

    For communication with God, intermediaries, in the form of priests of all stripes and religions, are not needed. They only distort His information. Probably everyone played the game "Broken Phone" as a child? (see the figure below).

    Let me remind you the essence of the game: All players sit in a row. The driver speaks a word in the ear of the extreme. The rest, in a chain, is a word in your ear, in a whisper, so that no one else hears, they pass it on to a neighbor. And so on until the last player who reads out the word passed to him. Almost always, this word did not coincide with the original ...

    So the intermediaries between us and God distort the information that is intended personally for us and no one else. Listen to your life circumstances. Learn to communicate with God without charlatans in robes.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 24 August 2013 16: 02
      Quote: Boris55
      Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism - this, as Ostap said, is opium for the people.

      Is that Turkish loyal?

      Quote: Boris55
      Fight You Vanya. I tried to save you three times. I sent you neighbors, sent rescuers, sent a helicopter ...

      So that the Lord would be fewer dead fools and send us his Son, who created the Church. To teach and save. But is there less of them?
      Vanya sits, not remembering kinship, on the roof and tells himself that the church is not for him, he is smart. God himself will come to him, without intermediaries.

      You really don’t understand who this old parable is about? Just about people like you.
      1. Dovmont
        Dovmont 24 August 2013 18: 12
        Nice answer!
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        1. chemerisov
          chemerisov 25 August 2013 13: 04
          And also sheep i.e. sheep
        2. JIaIIoTb
          JIaIIoTb 25 August 2013 19: 43
          Actually, the Lord created us in his own image, so we are called the Sons of God, if you are more pleased to be a slave ... please be him.
          If you want to be a necrophile, be it, just think about the consequences, you will not be locked up in prison, but they will close it for sure.
          All our problems and yours also come from lack of spirituality.
          See what's going on with the west. They turned away from God and God will destroy them, an example is described in the bible. Http://
          1. folds
            folds 26 August 2013 01: 43
            therefore we are called the Sons of God, if you enjoy being a slave ... please be him.
            Only one was called the Son of God, about whom the Gospel is written. Do you remember the phrase at the wedding? "The servant of God is getting married ..."
            The "pagans" disgusting to you were called the grandsons of God, so here I am, for example, the great-grandson of God. Only to the Jewish fairy tale of 2000 years ago I have nothing to do with it. Ours will be older.
            The problems of our time are not spirituality. In the USSR, thieves were planted, pedophiles were crushed, a pid ... they were locked in a psychiatric hospital. For this, the Lord punished us by expanding the propaganda of pederasty and pedophilia against the background of all-consuming corruption?
            Do not change CONSCIENCE to any tales. Jewish, liberal, nationalistic. There is a man’s conscience - and his ancestors will be proud of him and in a final judgment there will be no complaints against him. Regardless of religion. There is no conscience - whether you are in a cassock or toga, neither people will respect, nor will they take to paradise. Everything is very simple, and it is not necessary to look at elementary things through the prism of religions. How many Muslims in Jannat fell in between the killings of Christians? And the prophet said directly to them - who died in jihad directly to paradise, without question.
            1. Pit
              Pit 26 August 2013 12: 12
              You contradict yourself.
              Quote: plis
              so here I am for example - God's great-grandson

              Quote: plis
              God punished us

              You glorify yourself as the grandson of the gods and immediately call the baga - the lord. Do you call your father "master," are you his slave? Decide on your worldview.
              There are our gods, they are our ancestors. And there is a Lord who grazes his flock.
              Who are you with? With us or in a herd of God's slaves?
              1. folds
                folds 28 August 2013 14: 10
                Do not look for contradictions where they do not exist.
                I regard Abrahamic religions as legends of Semitic peoples.
                And the use of the phrase "God punished us", which you have taken out of the context of the paragraph, is not a characteristic of my worldview. Re-read the sentence - I inserted irony somewhere :)
      4. orkibotu
        orkibotu 25 August 2013 17: 47
        I agree completely! +1
    2. Cormorants
      Cormorants 26 August 2013 06: 49
      I wonder what Alexander Nevsky would say to you about your "parables".
      Yevgeny Rodionov did not think so when he was forced to remove the cross, although the cross is an integral part of the church and faith. And it seems to me that to accomplish such a feat, you need at least communication with the very "intermediaries who distort information"
  2. fklj
    fklj 24 August 2013 09: 36
    The crumpled article turned out. It is not clear where, where and where the main direction. Once again, Russia and Christianity were chained, and this is not true. The author is a deeply religious person, from here bias.
    1. Svyatoslavovich
      Svyatoslavovich 26 August 2013 13: 57
      Naturally, without bias, no way, any deeply religious person is either stupid or a two-faced bastard.
  3. Siberiak
    Siberiak 24 August 2013 10: 33
    "The Russian people, especially gifted religiously, called themselves - for a special love of holiness -" Holy Russia ".

    The people named themselves ?! In medicine, this is called "megalomania" ...
    Holy Russia is a fertile land, but not the self-name of the people! Russian people understand this initially.

    "Holy Russia wants the state ..."
    "Holy Russia wants power ..."
    "When the King brings ..."
    "Freedom of the Tsar ..."
    "Holy Russia came to her state deliberately ..."
    "In the state of Holy Russia, the situation is different: THERE (!) In power and among the people ..."
    "Holy Russia does not want to choose the Tsar ... Therefore, she asks God to indicate the Tsar."

    The article is provocative. With the same success, one can pick up the statements of anarchists, etc.
    1. Skiff-2
      Skiff-2 24 August 2013 18: 47
      Quote: Siberiak
      The article is provocative. With the same success, one can pick up the statements of anarchists, etc.

      Darling, did you even look at the date (1953)? And who is the author? - a monk from the Forest Monastery - a man who has dedicated his life to serving God. The Orthodox Monarchy is the highest form of life in society, requiring a special legal awareness of its citizens, and it is difficult for us to imagine such happiness today as wretched, we need to be expensive before this, we must suffer it, we must earn it! And then, perhaps, we will receive this Divine Gift. And a little more about the nature of the name of our people: the name Rus means King, Russia means kingdom, Russian means Tsar. This is our name, such is our cross and role, and place in this world. And now we turn on the brains and think - are they appropriate? I repeat once more - Russia means - the Kingdom ...
      1. chemerisov
        chemerisov 25 August 2013 13: 10
        Japan, China, Sweden, Belgium, Israel, etc., are the lower forms of life in society?
      2. folds
        folds 26 August 2013 01: 48
        It also blows with delusions of grandeur .. What is such a steep Orthodox Monarchy, as the highest form of life in society fell apart 100 years ago? Society for him the wrong fit?
        What would we, wretched (what word;)) still ideal dream?
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  5. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 24 August 2013 11: 04
    An article about gentle things whose name is spirituality, which in our rough times are rudely trampled. The monarchy is a product of the history of the strong, knightly age. Today, meanness is in honor, as it does not sound paradoxical. The monarch in his highest hypostasis is the guardian of the foundations. The destruction of the monarchies, for the most part, took place in favor of the bourgeois, always hungry and always greedy. Perhaps the revival of the monarchy is most appropriate in terms of restoring the honor and dignity of the nation.
    1. smile
      smile 24 August 2013 21: 22
      Asan Ata
      Well, that’s exactly why real knights without rhinestones and reproach, they are brutal hordes of bandits, robbers and murderers, in search of gold they dragged under the banners of the Crusades where their raking arms reached, under the command of the Pope, who traded in indulgences ..... to us also came to visit .... really, well, what was the meanness then ... although under the papal throne, and indeed on any other throne of any European state, things worthy of Caligula and Nero’s deeds were being done .... Islamic colleagues, by the way, they did not differ ... Your reasoning, unfortunately, is a beautiful utopia ... alas.
      But I will not criticize the article, I don’t want to.
  6. chehywed
    chehywed 24 August 2013 12: 42
    Recently, clerical articles have constantly appeared on the site. For what purpose? Religious propaganda? Or in order to arrange another srach between visitors to the site? I appeal to everyone, regardless of religion: let's live together!
  7. Hug
    Hug 24 August 2013 15: 01
    "... Holy Russia loves the Tsar and the Tsar's service and rejoices when He, in the coronation ceremony, clothed with power and glory, falls prostrate before God and God's Church, bringing this power to serve God and His righteousness ...."
    Petr Sergeevich Lopukhin

    It is strange that the article appeared right now, when publications on the topic "Russia needs a FATHER-TSAR" became more frequent in the media. - Isn't it a preparation of public opinion for the appearance of Vladimir I (THE SAVIOR)?
    1. Skiff-2
      Skiff-2 24 August 2013 19: 26
      Quote: Kram
      It is strange that the article appeared right now, when publications on the topic "Russia needs a FATHER-TSAR" became more frequent in the media. - Isn't it a preparation of public opinion for the appearance of Vladimir I (THE SAVIOR)?

      Do you know how the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth perished (who did not understand Poland)? They chose kings - they fought, fought, bickered - they played in democracy, they even had a saying: "The Commonwealth is strong by strife." That's how they prospered everything and after three sections disappeared from the world map. Do you want this with democracy for us too? Nobody just got into the king, so David - Goliath killed, became famous in battles, did not defame himself - he got the kingdom ... So here we will win in the war, we can think about the king, but we will lose - we certainly will not until the king will be. In the meantime, we do not stand the king, we have not deserved it, and no one will impose it on us so for sure. Slaves - democracy, masters - a queen, while the world is somehow so.
      1. Asan Ata
        Asan Ata 24 August 2013 21: 14
        "Rzeczpospolita" - "Republic" in Polish.
      2. folds
        folds 26 August 2013 01: 53
        Nobody just got into the kings, but David - he killed Goliath, became famous in the battles, did not discredit himself - he received the kingdom ...
        And Nicholas II went through the country .. and abdicated from the throne, but probably also deserved his reign .. But now I didn’t have the chance to find out how, probably, he simply ordered the son of the king to be born.
        1. Cormorants
          Cormorants 26 August 2013 07: 35
          What kind of people is the Emperor.
  8. biglow
    biglow 24 August 2013 19: 05
    This article is addressed to our grandchildren, although it is already obvious that democracy and all these elections are more profanity than choice.
    In a strong state, the power should be with the one who is worthy to rule for life.
    This is the only stable form of power, when plans can be drawn up for years and decades to come, and the ruler is not thinking about ratings in the coming elections and not about the receiver, but is thinking about the state and its people ...
    1. folds
      folds 26 August 2013 02: 00
      The trouble is that the situation is bad. Anyone who will be worthy not only to reign to death, but also to transfer the country to his descendants - in principle, he will not be able to get to the supreme power, they will devour him on the road or in shit .. they will drown me. And he’ll get there - as soon as he starts to put things in order with a hard hand - this will run into not only an international shitty howl, but also an unlimited contingent of defenders of democracy. With the support of their own liberals. And if he conducts a policy in such a way as to please everyone, he will be the next one who has done nothing for the country as a prezik, whom hell will remember after 20 years.
      1. biglow
        biglow 26 August 2013 14: 08
        Quote: plis
        he gets - as soon as he starts to put things in order with a hard hand - this will run into not only an international shitty howl, but also an unlimited contingent of defenders of shit democracy.

        a strong state official does not care about a democratic howl; the Chinese both shot the corruptionists and shoot them further and no one will change anything. To the Soviet Union, any howl was also deeply sidelined. A strong state always decides what to do and what not to do.
    2. Ivan Sirko
      Ivan Sirko 26 August 2013 08: 22
      So Putin will become king, and then what? After him, who will steadily rule? Children of the first wife or second? Again, confusion and discord, or worse - civil war. lol
  9. Ardzan
    Ardzan 25 August 2013 14: 24
    Spirituality is a definite YES; religiosity and all the absurdities associated with it, which for the most part are cunningly aimed at getting a healthy profit by the advocates of this same religiosity - a tough NO ...
  10. Cormorants
    Cormorants 26 August 2013 06: 33
    The entire culture, history and great military past of Russia is permeated with Orthodoxy. There will be no Orthodoxy, there will be no Russia. The church is necessary, without it, no matter how, recently, the following problem has taken root among the Russians: “I’m Orthodox, I believe in God, but I don’t go to church, I don’t trust her, the priests are eating too much, pay money for various rituals, etc. P." what would those sons of Russia who drowned European fanatics, those who smashed the Swedes, those who with faith in their hearts liberated the Slavic peoples from the Turks or those who stooped Napoleon, I personally would be ashamed to look them in the eye, for the fact that we treat our faith, the one that makes us Russian. We urgently need a national idea "tied" to Orthodoxy, otherwise we will be lost.
    1. Pit
      Pit 26 August 2013 12: 48
      Quote: Cormorants
      There will be no Orthodoxy and there will be no Russia. The church is necessary, without it

      Do not confuse PravoSlavie with the Christian Church. These are two different things and not standing next to each other. And what is now called the ROC is a standard Jewish move, when the essence of words and symbols is turned upside down. So they always did, for example, "The Star of Velis", now it is known as the "Star of David," a stupidly stolen symbol. Christianity is now called PravoSlav, but what next? 90% of all church holidays on the calendar coincide with the old Vedic holidays, only the name was changed and the saints were invented, supposedly patronizing these days.

      Quote: Cormorants
      We urgently need a national idea "tied" to Orthodoxy, otherwise we will be lost.

      And here you are absolutely right, although you yourself didn’t understand that, we need Orthodoxy, only it should be real and have nothing to do with Christianity. Enough to be God's slaves, it's time to remember that we are the grandchildren of the gods, and our ancestors are not called gentlemen!
  11. Cormorants
    Cormorants 29 August 2013 07: 30
    Quote: Pit
    Do not confuse PravoSlavie with the Christian Church. These are two different things and not standing next to each other. And what is now called the ROC is a standard Jewish move, when the essence of words and symbols is turned upside down. So they always did, for example, "The Star of Velis", now it is known as the "Star of David," a stupidly stolen symbol. Christianity is now called PravoSlav, but what next? 90% of all church holidays on the calendar coincide with the old Vedic holidays, only the name was changed and the saints were invented, supposedly patronizing these days.

    Why different things? As far as I know, Christianity is divided into the Catholic and Orthodox churches. I do not think that they have stolen, this community of symbols shows a single origin of religion, one common source, maybe it was in the territory of the Slavs, I don’t know. And the fact that the Orthodox holidays coincide with the pagan holidays is not surprising, this is a kind of compromise, the churching of the pagan calendar, the church gave the pagan holidays a Christian content.
  12. Cormorants
    Cormorants 29 August 2013 09: 08
    Quote: Pit
    And here you are absolutely right, although you yourself didn’t understand that, we need Orthodoxy, only it should be real and have nothing to do with Christianity. Enough to be God's slaves, it's time to remember that we are the grandchildren of the gods, and our ancestors are not called gentlemen!

    I can’t understand what kind of present Righteousness are you talking about? Orthodoxy refers to Christianity, faith in the Savior of Jesus Christ, in the Holy Trinity, Muslims do not recognize Jesus as the son of God, do not believe in the Trinity, therefore they have a different religion, Islam.
    There is such a thing as the son of God, we are all sons of God, absolutely all sons, we are created in the image and likeness, we have a part of God in us, we are free to choose. And the servant of God is that man who decided to go further, to be closer to God, to serve God, to do good deeds in the name of God.
    If, according to you, we are not slaves, then we are absolutely free, but there is no absolute freedom, this is a myth, we are all slaves of sin, we will never get rid of this, because Eve at one time "played tricks". And so a person decides to serve God and he becomes a servant of God, roughly speaking, he has such a position, and the person who remains in sin will become a slave of dark forces. An ordinary person who hears the concept of a servant of God is immediately frightened, because he perceives the word servant in the literal sense of the word.