One of the things that we here at Monomakhos have commented upon at length is the stunning revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia. To us, it is nothing short of a miracle. Of course, not all see it this way. Some of our erudite correspondents have taken us to task for supposedly engaging in Russophilia. Of course some of these people are ideologues so nothing could dissuade them from holding this observation.
One person persues this bait-and-swith by confusing the foreign policy of the Russian state with the activities of the Russian church, while another talks about the social pathologies that are wracking the Russian nation. Neither of which are due to the policies, ecclesiology, or theology of the Church. As such, such prejudicial thinking will make sure that anything of a positive nature will be studiously overlooked.
That’s most unfortunate. Mainly because it’s hard to have an honest dialogue with such people.
Regardless, we will continue to report honestly on news of interest to Orthodoxy. As this video suggests, the resurgence of the Russian Orthodox Church is not a chimera or wishful thinking on our part. There are really exciting things going on in Russia, and almost all of it is occurring under the auspices of the Church. Judge for yourself.