Re: [orthodox-synod] Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Sept. 27th
- Why doesn't MP recognize the Sainthood of St.Joseph of Petrograd?
Why is this admiral's elevation to Sainthood not questioned, but Holy Metr. Philaret's is?
When union occurs, what can/will ROCOR do if MP glorifies Metr.Sergius to Sainthood?
Is it possible we can pray to him as a Saint?
DDD <dimitradd@...> wrote:
I couldn't agree more! Maybe he'd be happier if they were still naming their ships after the Christian-killing Lenin. Would that everyone in our navies and military would end their days as St. Fyodor (Ushakov) did, having quit the military and retired to perform great works of charity.
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- Yes, this is all true and well-known. The point
made in the original letter was about Adm.
Ushakov's repelling of the Napoleonic invasion -
of Russia, I thought, rather than Italy or the
>Below is a summary of Ushakov's actions against the French revolution.
>...Several years later a rash of Napoleonic wars that engulfed Europe
>in the wake of the French Revolution forced Russian Emperor Pavel I
>to dispatch Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov to Northern Italy and
>Admiral Ushakov into the Mediterranean to take on the French who had
>fortified their positions on the Ionian islands. This time round
>Turkey and Russia were fighting hand in hand and Ushakov led a joint
>Russian-Turkish flotilla to engage the French troops who had dug
>themselves in on the Mediterranean islands. Several artful landing
>operations later the French were forced to vacate the islands and
>fall back. In that naval campaign Fyodor Ushakov distinguished
>himself in the assault on the impregnable fortress on Corfu Island
>and its subsequent capture in 1799. Getting word of that momentous
>victory Alexander Suvorov, now a Generalissimo, wished he had fought
>in that battle even as a midshipman. Shortly after capturing the
>Corfu Island and the Ionian Islands the Russian squadron commended by
>Admiral Ushakov drove the French out of Rome and Naples. These
>victories led to the establishment of the so-called Seven-Island
>Republic a Greek Orthodox state and a protectorate of the Russian
>Emperor Pavel I.
>Bonaparte's expedition seized Malta from the Knights of Saint John on
>June 9 1799 and then landed successfully at Alexandria on July 1,
>eluding (temporarily) pursuit by the Royal Navy. Although Bonaparte
>had massive success against the native Mamluk army in the Battle of
>the Pyramids (his 25,000 man strong invading force defeated a 100,000
>man army), his fleet was largely destroyed by Nelson at The Battle of
>the Nile, so that Bonaparte became land-bound. His goal of
>strengthening the French position in the Mediterranean Sea was thus
>frustrated, but his army nonetheless succeeded in consolidating power
>in Egypt, although it faced repeated nationalist uprisings.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "G. B." <barabtarlog@m...>
>> Rev. Alex Kotar wrote:
>> > "Admiral Ushakov was a Russian (not of the Communist era) hero
>> >helped repel the
>> >invasion of Napoleon."
>> The latter statement is dubious: Adm. Ushakov had retired before
>> invasion of 1812, and although he was elected head of the local
>> militia (Tambov?) he declined owing to infirmity. If help he did,
>> must have been by prayer alone.
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- --- In email@example.com, gene703 <gene703@y...> wrote:
>It must be this affinity for the kidnappers that victims sometime
develop after prolonged captivity.
Maybe that explains retired Vl Vitaly's situation.
God bless / Fr Daniel