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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Pilgrimage To Ritual

In the days of this Great Apostasy which is practically everywhere around us it is required, if we desire to worship in Right Faith and Practice, to get as far away as possible from all the harmful influences, deadly distractions and corrupting ways of this present antichrist world. What this means is that we must rise up against the tide of wickedness and get out of the fake, low-lying satisfactions of the cities and escape to desolate mountain wilderness wherever it can be found. This is either in forest or underground, but either way it must be separate from the impressions of the modern systems of society, with all their uses of dark poisoning petroleum and temporary powers of man-made electricity, not to mention their hurried and rushed movements of communications and travel by devilish inventions like wheels, aircraft or space rockets. Lord help us to find His habitation on the holy mountain which is above the spaces so well known to the larger shadow of humanity that is now. The photo I place in this post is one such place from years ago, showing in part the lengths that is necessary to find a peaceful and quite existence. Even then it is possible for such a sacred area to be invaded by outsiders. In such case we must guard ourselves, to cease and desist the rites of prayer, or else risk the compromise of what is holy. Compromise is something nobody can afford to do, for if we contradict what is true we risk losing the most precious item of all, the immortal love which should rightly be ours. Something to think about, for those that are learning what is really good. The photo is showing a part of the California mountains where I have never felt or heard of an earthquake in all the days of my life here in this world. I know of no safer place than this protected area of the world.