Signs…Rise of Russian Christianity …Fleet of Russian Nuclear Subs Named after Russian Christian Saints …FOX News Calls Development “Ominous”

Signs…Rise of Russian Christianity …Fleet of Russian Nuclear Subs Named after Russian Christian Saints …FOX News Calls Development “Ominous” July 25, 2016

American Thinker writes:

For those of us who grew up in America being told that the godless communist atheists in Russia were our enemies, the idea that America might give up on God and Christianity while Russia embraces religion might once have been difficult to accept. But by 2015, the everyday signs in America show a growing contempt for Christianity, under the first president whose very claims of being a Christian are questionable. The exact opposite trend is happening for Russia and its leaders—a return to Christian roots.

 

By Stephen K. Ryan

Prophecy unfolding?

As tensions between the USA, NATO and Russia intensify in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis a new  Russian nuclear submarine has been named after a Russia Orthodox Saint.  The new sub will be fitted with its own Orthodox chapel after the vessel finishes its sea trials.

It becomes the forth nuke-carrying sub equipped with a religious sanctuary.

1025919692 The four nuclear subs  bestowed with the names of Orthodox Saints  are St. George the Victor, the Dmitrii Donskoi, the Yurii Dolgorukii, and the Aleksandr Nevskii.

It was during a conversation with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, General Director at Sevmash shipyard Nikolay Kalistratov revealed the name of the submarine, Vesti.ru reports.

The military chapel on the submarines will allow sailors to attend religious services right on board during the sub’s long missions.

It is the sixth military chapel to consecrated into the Russian Navy. The other five were installed on the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy cruiser Pyotr Veliky, Russian Navy sail training ship Kruzenshtern, guided missile cruiser Moskva, and nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets.

The development of clergy activities in the Russian army has support from the highest level. Some 240 clergy and nine priest positions have appeared in the Russian army in 2011, and by the end of the year the military is expected to fill all the vacancies with representatives from all official religions.

A full-scale military priesthood existed in Russia from the 18th century until the beginning of the Soviet era. In 2009, President Dmitry Medvedev supported a project to restore the military priesthood to Russia


There is an interesting story attached to the legend of Saint Alexander Nevskii. Shortly after Nevsky’s death  and burial the remains of the Russian prince were uncovered in response to a vision.  The body was removed from the ground and was found to be incorrupt.

He was glorified (canonized) by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547.


FOX NEWS “What’s in a name? Putin’s ominous vision for Russia”

Putin’s aggressive nationalism is nowhere more obvious than in the new names he has bestowed on many of Russia’s ballistic missile submarines. These include the St. George the Victor, the Dmitrii Donskoi, the Yurii Dolgorukii, and the Aleksandr Nevskii.

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Rise of Christianity in Russia

Putin lectures America about its rejection of faith and its immorality. Putin, by all accounts, is a devout Russian Orthodox Christians who is often seen in public venerating the Virgin Mary and kissing blessed Icons of the Madonna. The surprising spiritual revival in Russia is taking place at a time when a deep crisis of faith is occurring in Europe and the United States. There is now talk about the potential of  religious persecutions taking place in the United States as a result of  the historic Supreme Court decision on same sex marriages.

American Thinker writes:For those of us who grew up in America being told that the godless communist atheists in Russia were our enemies, the idea that America might give up on God and Christianity while Russia embraces religion might once have been difficult to accept. But by 2015, the everyday signs in America show a growing contempt for Christianity, under the first president whose very claims of being a Christian are questionable. The exact opposite trend is happening for Russia and its leaders—a return to Christian roots.


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