The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Freemasons, Soviets and Ecumenism

The strong Old Believers are very quick to point out that had Russia remained in accordance with the old ways that Catherine the Great would never been allowed to bring Freemasonry into a faithful Christian Russian Empire, neither would have the Soviets or Lenin been able to gain a foothold in such a united Russia and the unimaginable Ecumenism of the WCC could not have ever reared its ugly head in the protection of the hierarchy in Holy Russia during anceint times. The Great Apostasy arrived first, in the face of western heresies embraced by the majority of bishops in the last half of the 17th century. All those that do not think twice follow them and slide into the bottomless pit where there is no escape possible.