Церковные ВѢХИ

Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus. Outside the Church there is no salvation, because salvation is the Church. For salvation is the revelation of the way for everyone who believes in Christ's name. This revelation is to be found only in the Church. In the Church, as in the Body of Christ, in its theanthropic organism, the mystery of incarnation, the mystery of the "two natures," indissolubly united, is continually accomplished. -Fr. Georges Florovsky

ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ Ή ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ!

ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ Ή ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ!
§ 20. For our faith, brethren, is not of men nor by man, but by revelation of Jesus Christ, which the divine Apostles preached, the holy Ecumenical Councils confirmed, the greatest and wisest teachers of the world handed down in succession, and the shed blood of the holy martyrs ratified. Let us hold fast to the confession which we have received unadulterated from such men, turning away from every novelty as a suggestion of the devil. He that accepts a novelty reproaches with deficiency the preached Orthodox Faith. But that Faith has long ago been sealed in completeness, not to admit of diminution or increase, or any change whatever; and he who dares to do, or advise, or think of such a thing has already denied the faith of Christ, has already of his own accord been struck with an eternal anathema, for blaspheming the Holy Ghost as not having spoken fully in the Scriptures and through the Ecumenical Councils. This fearful anathema, brethren and sons beloved in Christ, we do not pronounce today, but our Savior first pronounced it (Matt. xii. 32): Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. St. Paul pronounced the same anathema (Gal. i. 6): I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another Gospel: which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. This same anathema the Seven Ecumenical Councils and the whole choir of God-serving fathers pronounced. All, therefore, innovating, either by heresy or schism, have voluntarily clothed themselves, according to the Psalm (cix. 18), ("with a curse as with a garment,") whether they be Popes, or Patriarchs, or Clergy, or Laity; nay, if any one, though an angel from heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Thus our wise fathers, obedient to the soul-saving words of St. Paul, were established firm and steadfast in the faith handed down unbrokenly to them, and preserved it unchanged and uncontaminate in the midst of so many heresies, and have delivered it to us pure and undefiled, as it came pure from the mouth of the first servants of the Word. Let us, too, thus wise, transmit it, pure as we have received it, to coming generations, altering nothing, that they may be, as we are, full of confidence, and with nothing to be ashamed of when speaking of the faith of their forefathers. - Encyclical of the Holy Eastern Patriarchs of 1848

За ВѢру Царя И Отечество

За ВѢру Царя И Отечество
«Кто еси мимо грядый о нас невѣдущиiй, Елицы здѣ естесмо положены сущи, Понеже нам страсть и смерть повѣлѣ молчати, Сей камень возопiетъ о насъ ти вѣщати, И за правду и вѣрность къ Монарсѣ нашу Страданiя и смерти испiймо чашу, Злуданьем Мазепы, всевѣчно правы, Посѣченны зоставше топоромъ во главы; Почиваемъ въ семъ мѣстѣ Матери Владычнѣ, Подающiя всѣмъ своимъ рабомъ животь вѣчный. Року 1708, мѣсяца iюля 15 дня, посѣчены средь Обозу войсковаго, за Бѣлою Церковiю на Борщаговцѣ и Ковшевомъ, благородный Василiй Кочубей, судiя генеральный; Iоаннъ Искра, полковникъ полтавскiй. Привезены же тѣла ихъ iюля 17 въ Кiевъ и того жъ дня въ обители святой Печерской на семъ мѣстѣ погребены».
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ukraine turns back on idea of integration with NATO

KIEV, June 1 (Itar-Tass) -- The item on NATO integration has been removed from the bill on Ukraine’s home and foreign policy. The draft, approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the Security and Defense Council under the chairmanship of Viktor Yanukovich, has been registered in the country’ s parliament.

Parliamentary Speaker Vladimir Litvin said that this bill will be considered in the first reading on June 3.

Among the basic principles the bill mentions Ukraine’s full-fledged participation in the pan-European and regional systems of collective security, membership of the European Union on the condition of neighborly relations and strategic partnership with the Russian Federation and other CIS member-states, as well as with other countries of the world. The item on Ukraine’s future membership of NATO is gone.

The national priorities are guarantees of constitutional rights and freedoms of the individual and citizen, development of civil society and its democratic institutions, protection of the state sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of the state borders, prevention of interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine, stronger political and social stability in society, measures to ensure the development and functioning of the Ukrainian language in all spheres of public life in the whole territory of the country, guarantees of the free development, use and protection of the Russian language and other minority languages in Ukraine, creation of a competitive, socially oriented free market economy and sustainable growth of the standard of living and wealth of the population.

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15185646&PageNum=0



Russia, Ukraine sign nuclear fuel contract

KIEV, June 1 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia’s TVEL and Ukraine’s Energoatom have signed a long-term contract on the delivery of nuclear fuel to Ukrainian nuclear power plants after 2010.

The contract was signed in development of a protocol of the sixth meeting of the Russia-Ukraine Interstate Commission’s Economic Cooperation Committee of April 30, 2010.

“The contract is mutually beneficial,” Energoatom President Yuri Nedashkovsky said.

TVEL started to cooperate with Ukraine in 1996, after it had won an international tender for fuel deliveries to water-cooled water-moderated reactors of Ukraine. TVEL and Energoatom signed a contract in 1997 to ensure fuel shipments thru 2010.

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=15185645&PageNum=0

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