15389Re: KGB award
- Oct 18, 2005Dear Arthur,
You write: "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".
The award was not to the hierarch but to agent Drozdov.
According to Keston, a file in the archive dated February 1988
states: "An order of the USSR KGB chairman was prepared to award
Agent Drozdov the Certificate of Honour."
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tankercapt@a... wrote:
> Dear Vladimir,
> 1988 the millennium year for the Baptism of Russia, a very big
> as Metropolitan Alexy (not Metropolitan at the time) started to
> 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,
> chairman of the Theological Group from September 1986. On 25 May
1983 he was
> appointed chairman of the Executive Commission for the Transfer of
> Monastery, organization and execution of all works for its
> 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
> Metropolitan Alexy's hard work for both opening Saint Daniel's
> 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
> 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
> for the Millennium Celebration and drank from it's waters?
> In Christ
> Arthur J. Clark
> In a message dated 10/10/2005 7:16:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> vladimir.kozyreff@s... writes:
> Dear List,
> Patriarch Alexy II, in 1988 was awarded a certificate of honour by
> chairman of the KGB. Was this award for his service to God or
> 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?
> two masters, as far as a Patriarch is concerned, is serving Satan).
> In God,
> Vladimir Kozyreff
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