15343Re: [orthodox-synod] KGB award
- Oct 12, 2005Dear Vladimir,
1988 the millennium year for the Baptism of Russia, a very big event indeed
as Metropolitan Alexy (not Metropolitan at the time) started to prepare for
this event from 23 December 1980 as deputy chairman of the Commission for the
Preparation and Execution of the Celebration of the Millennium of the Baptism of
Russia and chairman of the Organizational Group of the Commission, and
chairman of the Theological Group from September 1986. On 25 May 1983 he was
appointed chairman of the Executive Commission for the Transfer of the Danilov
Monastery, organization and execution of all works for its restoration and
construction of the Spiritual and Administrative Center of the Russian Orthodox Church
on its territory.
you can read his Bio here http://www.mospat.ru/index.php?mid=99 Given
Metropolitan Alexy's hard work for both opening Saint Daniel's Monastery and
preparing for the Millennium celebration of the Baptism of Russia the award in all
probability was recognition for his hard work in this endeavor, and the
celebration of the Millennium of the Baptism of Russia. By 1988 there had already
been many changes in Russia
Vladimir, have you ever seen the monument erected at Saint Daniels Monestary
for the Millennium Celebration and drank from it's waters?
Arthur J. Clark
In a message dated 10/10/2005 7:16:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Patriarch Alexy II, in 1988 was awarded a certificate of honour by the
chairman of the KGB. Was this award for his service to God or against
Would the KGB award an order for a service to God?
Is accepting an award from the KGB not an ackowledgement of the
communist authorities' legitimacy?
If the Patriarch was serving only one master, which was it? (Serving
two masters, as far as a Patriarch is concerned, is serving Satan).
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