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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Ronald Reagan was pro-Russian, pro-Orthodox (a reminder to neo-con interventionist war-mongers)


TELEGRAM OF THE PRESIDENT
OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TO
THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS
OF THE
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA


          I am honored to have this opportunity to extend warm greetings to the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad as you gather in Montreal.
          You deserve the highest commendation for your efforts in support of the return of religious and civil freedom to the Russian people.  Your work furthers the interests of all members of the human family, because it is inspired by faith in the Creator and by the desire for liberty that burns in the hearts of every man, woman, and child on earth.
          The values you hold aid in the preservation of your own great heritage and in the strengthening of religious principles within each nation where your Church is located.  In safeguarding the wondrous beauty and timeless grandeur of the ancient faith and culture of your motherland, you provide all mankind with the hope that this magnificent institution will one day be restored to its former place in the life of the Russian nation and people.
          You have my best wishes for your meeting and continued success in all your efforts.

                                                                   Ronald Reagan
9-11-1985


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TELEGRAM OF THANKS TO PRESIDENT REAGAN,
EPISTLE OF THE SOBOR OF BISHOPS OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH ABROAD

Deeply-respected Mr. President!

          The bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, who have come from every continent to assemble in council, were deeply touched by your words of greeting and ask you to accept the expression of their gratitude.
          While we are honored by the attention you have shown us, we value still more your grasp of the situation of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian people who have suffered since 1917 under the yoke of atheistic communism.  Millions and millions of martyred clergy and faithful from different social strata appeal to our Lord, but we rarely see such profound understanding on the part of government authorities as we have encountered from you.
          In thanking you with all our heart, we pray that the Lord will preserve you in good health and strengthen you in your endeavors which have such importance for the United States and the whole world.  May the Lord confer His blessing upon you in that position in which He placed you in order to fulfill His divine will.

                                                Metropolitan Philaret
                                                President of the Sobor of Bishops
                                                of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

                                                          Bishop Gregory,
                                                          Secretary, Sobor of Bishops




4 comments:

Vox Cantoris said...

How much I miss Ronald Reagan, he was a noble soul. I wish he became Catholic as his father was. May he rest in peace and be forgiven for any of his errors or inadequacies and brought home to heaven. May his suffering in later life be put his entry to purgatory.

God love you, Mr. President.

Barona said...

It is tragic to see who has occupied the Oval Office. But, this invasion also reflects the decadence of the electorate....

Barona said...

Yes, he was a noble soul...

Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

Anyone moving into the White House after Obama will need to get it exorcised. Hilary Clinton reportedly held seances there. However, when Obama was elected, we were and still are doubtful that he will ever move out. God bless you. Please pray for the U.S. Susan Fox www.christsfaithfulwitness.com