August 1, 2014

Russian Church: Martyrdom and Resurrection

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From an article by Nadezhda Kevorkova of Russia Now, published as a supplement to the Telegraph: The Russian faith, like the Russian revolution and like life in Russia itself, never condescends to the individual. In the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet system, the Russian Church has been rebuilt from ruins inhabited by shuffling old women and somewhat eccentric zealots into the most powerful body on the post-Soviet stage. No other Russian social institution has experienced such a rising from the ashes. And no other country has seen such an obvious revival of faith as has occurred in Russia. … [Read more...]