A well-known fact: Sergius of Radonezh blessed Prince Dimitri on the Kulikovo battle, and even commissioned two monks to assist him. Are you wondering why there are so many warriors among the glorified saints? What does the Orthodox Church mean by heroism? Read about the close relationship between the army and Orthodoxy, defense of the fatherland, warrior priests and the highest church awards for your courage on the website of the Yekaterinburg Diocesan Information and Publishing Center.
Jesus Christ Himself, the Savior of mankind, said: "There is no more of that love, as if someone puts his soul for his friends." His own death on the cross, he only confirmed it. In the history of different countries of the world and Russia separately there are many examples of the manifestation of heroism - in order to protect our native land. Examples of the exploits of the fleet, sacrifice, and why among the canonized saints are outstanding warriors (among them, Admiral Fedor Fedorovich Ushakov) - look on the website "Orthodoxy. FM".
Is sacrifice not heroism? The ability to step over yourself, to give to someone the dear that you have? In this case, the heroes need not be searched on the battlefield, but also in ordinary families, where the spouses every day bring each other all the most valuable things. For the redemption of all mankind from sin, Jesus Christ himself, the Savior of the world, accepted the death of the cross. Christianity and sacrifice, God and love, living examples from the Holy Scriptures read in the materials on the site "Salvation".
The historian Vasily Klyuchevsky believed that a political fortress is strong only when it rests on the moral force. This force was manifested during the Crimean War of 1853-1856. In the defense of Sevastopol, the hieromonks of the Balaklava St. George Monastery performed their pastoral duty on ships and the defensive line. Vladyka Augustine writes about this - the head of the Synodal Department of the UOC on interaction with the Armed Forces and other military formations of Ukraine.
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Nun George (Lydia V. Kaleda) is a vivid example of the courageous warrior of Christ.Born in turbulent pre-revolutionary times, survived the persecution, became the daughter of the martyr, and later the wife of a secret priest and the mother of the ministers of the Church. For many, mother was a model of the Orthodox faith in the church history of the twentieth century. In her youth, she dreamed of becoming a doctor, but everything turned out differently. Her ascetic life is devoted to the article "Ordinary Heroism."
The Russian intelligentsia became a heroic struggle, relying on their own self-esteem. From time to time the intellectual fell into a state of heroic ecstasy with a clearly hysterical tone. Nothing asserts the psychology of heroism as external persecution, the struggle with its vicissitudes, danger, and even death. Suffering and persecution most of all canonize the hero in his own eyes. This writes Sergei Bulgakov in his article "Heroism and asceticism."
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Residents of the Yaroslavl region witnessed a courageous act on the part of the priest. The abbot of the Assumption Church (city of Poshekhonye) prevented the tragedy: he heroically pulled out a 9-year-old child who landed right in the well.The boy no longer had the strength to get to the top. And then the father, risking his life, jumped down to him. The hose, which dropped passers-by, could not withstand two. This is described in the article "The priest saved a boy who fell into a well."
Heroes live among us. But we notice them only in moments of accomplishment of feats. They want to bow or just shake hands. But most of all, these rescuers need our prayer — for the health of the living and the repose of the departed. After all, the greatest love is to lay down your life for “your friends”. A vivid example of such heroism is the story of the lieutenant colonel of the internal service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry Sergey Kostin. The article "Let us pray for the heroes" tells how he saved people during a strong fire at the cost of his life.
Every Orthodox is called to be a courageous soldier of Christ. That is the heroism that accompanies us daily. We are called upon to limit ourselves for the good of others - for the sake of a wife or husband, children, parents, friends, people around. Without this, there is no genuine human life, but only a struggle for survival at a biological level.The Holy Church also calls for the feat of self-sacrifice. This is reflected in the pages of the Orthodox magazine by the Most Holy Patriarch Kirill.
Proceeding from the Indo-European civilization, there are three hero archetypes: the Artist, the Warrior and the Sage. This classification is typical for different states, built in the minds of the ancient Indian brahmans, and the idealism of Plato, and medieval society — they all repeat the indicated three-step structure. It is here that the uniqueness of St. Sergius of Radonezh is visible: the mentioned features of heroism are imprinted on his light appearance. This is what Archpriest Alexander Zadornov writes about.
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The benefits of green plants for our body
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The hit of Korean cuisine is an eggplant salad: simple, tasty, inexpensive
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