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In Orthodoxy those monks who achieve the highest level of spiritual existence take the Great Schema, also called Greater Angelic image.
In Russia their habit includes anval (from Greek - analavos) which is embroidered with the instruments of the Passion and the Trisagion. It also features a kukol(hood) and cord with a number of small crosses plaited into it.
Monks of such rank don’t do any kind of physical labor, they only pray endlessly, repeating Jesus Prayer. Historically, they would also had to become an anchoret (recluse) and only to live in a small cave or another coffin-like place, become dead to the rest of the world.
(I saw some fashion designs obviously based on anval and they kind of gross the fuck out of me, even tho I’m not Christian. Talk about appropriation).
Facebook: I’m having lunch
LinkedIn: I’m an expert in eating my lunch
Foursquare: I’m having lunch here!
Youtube: Watch me eat my lunch
Instagram: Look at what im eating in vintage
i SHIP ME & MY FOOD SO HARD OMFGmore like, I AM OFFENDED BY YOUR LUNCH
As for the part in bold: I shit you not, he did say exactly that. A person who had became one of the highest officials in Ukrainian Security Counsel have asked terrorist number one in Russia to help his cause with some bombing. It is as if Minister of Defence of Mexico would have asked Ossama bin Laden to bomb buildings in US just to show some support. Everything is THAT crazy.
Somebody should turn off wifi in our apartment, because I swear to God western media and their incoherent attempts to apprehend Ukraine/Russia story is going to give me a stroke or something. Like these guys are still not sure whenever Czechoslovakia exists, but they are pretty sure they know what is up.
A random fact: Yarosh( dude who is so very present and prominent in brand new Ukranian government, leader of radical neo-Nazi who provided muscle to this revolution) asked Doku Umarov (just fyi, dude is most wanted in Russia, USA is offering 5 mil$ for information leading to his capture, a terrorist, responsible for hundreds of dead civilians) to strike against Russia. I bet media doesn’t mention the fact. I wonder what would happen if USA neighbours said something like “hey Taliban go get USA while you can”. Or what would happen if somebody was threatening Americans somewhere, someplace.
Right, I forgot, only a certain countries on this planet are allowed to invade other countries to bring some democracy. Now watch them do nothing in supposedly outrageous situation because the truth is - they just don’t give a fuck when it is about a bankrupt country and not oil.
The only truth out there is that Ukraine is truly divided and it didn’t happen yesterday. It is a historical fact, it has nearly always been like that for shit ton of reasons. I wish Russia didn’t go there, I abhor violence, I pray there won’t be any actual battle action, but the situation proved that if they didn’t, it would be seen as betrayal from those in Ukraine who expect Russia to intervene. A hard decision to make. They never show these cheering people holding Russian flags over there, I guess. 140 thousand people immigrated to Russia from Ukraine in four months. Support of Russian troops was asked by many people from Eastern Ukraine, voted on in local parliaments and requested by former (but still pretty legal) President of Ukraine, who I hope would desintegrate any second because its his silence too that caused the whole situation and he is a dick in general.
Let people decide they say, but when people actually decide something…
Trend of the day: “Meanwhile in Crimea”.
Locals taking photos with soldiers of *ahem* unknown forces.