29 August 2016
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia

  • mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato


    » 08/06/2007, 00.00

    RUSSIA

    Churches and monasteries in Moscow recall the victims of Stalin’s Great Terror



    August 8 on the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the great repression of “the people’s enemies”, the Russian Orthodox Church will pray for the thousands of victims. At the Butovo shooting range, where the followers of various religions were massacred, the great cross of the Solovki Archipelagos site of the first Gulag will arrive.

    Moscow (AsiaNews) – Orthodox Churches and monasteries across Moscow will join in prayer on August 8th to remember the victims of the Great Terror the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the mass executions of 1937-38 in the Butovo shooting range, close to the Russian capital.  Here under the Stalinist regime, the NKVD secret police shot and buried “enemies of the state”, in this case above all priests, religious and lay of all: above all the Orthodox, but also Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Armenians.

    The public foundation St. Andrew’s Flag, has initiated an international religious education project called ‘Under the Star of the Mother of God’. Under this project, a river cross-procession from Solovki to Butovo started with a blessing of Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. It is devoted to the victims of the political repression of the 1930s. The Solovki archipelago was the deportation centre for all opposes of the communist ideologies, and where in 1923 the first nucleus of what was to become infamous as the Gulag, the Stalinist concentration camps.

    In the Moscow Churches – refers the Interfax religion agency – a funeral rite or panikhida, will be held commemorating the victims of the mass killings of 1937-1938. According to some of the data which has emerged from the Lubjanka archives, in Butovo, in the space of 14 months over 20,675 people were killed.  In all, according to official estimates, the Great Terror provoked over 700 thousand deaths.

     

     

    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    06/08/2007 RUSSIA
    Butovo, one of the many Russian “Golgothas" (Overview)
    In the Stalinist purges of “Thirtyseven” Orthodox and Catholics died together as martyrs.

    16/04/2007 RUSSIA - VATICAN
    Best wishes and “esteem” expressed by the Russian Orthodox Church for Pope
    In his message for t Benedict XVI’s 80th birthday, Patriarch Alexi II praises the pontiff’s defence of Christian values, “the solid base on which collaboration between the Russian Orthodox and Catholic Church can be built. Msgr. Kondrusiewicz underscores the Pope’s theological depth and the clarity of his positions, who is “seriously” committed to ecumenical dialogue. In Rome Catholics and Orthodox prayed “for the Pope and Christian unity”.

    05/12/2008 RUSSIA
    Moscow Patriarch Aleksij II dies


    02/09/2004 RUSSIA
    Aleksij II: "United against terrorism, a threat to the world"

    Hundreds of people demonstrate against terrorism in Grozny.



    25/08/2004 RUSSIA - VATICAN
    The Patriarch should be first to see the icon of Kazan, Vatican official told




    Editor's choices

    CHINA - VATICAN
    In China-Holy See talks, silence shrouds future of underground priests

    Zhao Nanxiong

    Later this year, all priests must register to receive a certificate that allows them to exercise their ministry. But the request has to go through the Patriotic Association, whose statutes are "incompatible" with Catholic doctrine. Many priests, official and unofficial, now face an enormous dilemma.


    IRAQ
    Alqosh, despite the Islamic State, the Church celebrates the first communion of one hundred children



    On the feast day of the Assumption the whole community attended the function, celebrated by Mar Sako. For the patriarchal vicar, this is an historic moment for the frontier town long threatened by jihadists. The Chaldean primate calls on children to "contribute to the community." In Kirkuk His Beatitude opened a grotto dedicated to Our Lady.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®