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, April 21, 2009

The 2nd Kathisma, from the Psalter

As times continue to only get worse and worse, with the worst right around the corner, it is helpful to be reciting the Psalter. In the second Kathisma we have an encouraging line which goes something like this.

The Lord is a refuge for the poor
and a source of strength in times of trouble.

Westerners reference the line at Psalm 9:9