"Today the concept of truth is viewed with suspicion, because truth is identified with violence. Over history there have, unfortunately, been episodes when people sought to defend the truth with violence. But they are two contrasting realities. Truth cannot be imposed with means other than itself! Truth can only come with its own light. Yet, we need truth. ... Without truth we are blind in the world, we have no path to follow. The great gift of Christ was that He enabled us to see the face of God".Pope Benedict xvi, February 24th, 2012
The Church is ecumenical, catholic, God-human, ageless, and it is therefore a blasphemy—an unpardonable blasphemy against Christ and against the Holy Ghost—to turn the Church into a national institution, to narrow her down to petty, transient, time-bound aspirations and ways of doing things. Her purpose is beyond nationality, ecumenical, all-embracing: to unite all men in Christ, all without exception to nation or race or social strata. - St Justin Popovitch
Monday, 13 February 2012
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MONASTERY OF MONKS IN ABKHASIA
I had a post for today; but now it will have to wait. SERGEY YAZVINSKY from Abkhasia sent me this wonderful video about a day in the life of a monastery. Having seen it, I decided to share it with you at once. I hopeyou enjoy it as much as I have. To take full advantage, click on "Youtube" on the lower right and then on the square formed by four dots.