Moscow Atrocity – Day of Mourning

The atrocity, the terrorist attack, in Moscow two days ago, will never be forgotten. The love for our departed, the grief, and the righteous indignation and need for justice will be everlasting. God is not mocked.

Today, March 24, 2024, is the Day of Mourning.

We grieve and pray for the murdered. Vechnaya Pamyat. Eternal Memory.

We pray for the survivors. We pray for the families of all.

The pain of millions in Holy Russia and loving individuals worldwide call out to God today.

Let us remember the words of Christ:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. (Matthew 5:3-12, KJV).

The sorrow we experience will only strengthen our resolve, with God’s divine wisdom and guidance, to dedicate ourselves to the truth in fighting all evil.

I share two pieces of music.

*A beautiful and poignant hymn we sing for the deceased at the end of Orthodox memorials and funerals: Vechnaya Pamyat (Eternal Memory) by the Orthodox Choir of Moscow

*A powerful song, in tribute and memorial to the victims of the March 22, 2024, horrific attack at Crocus City Hall in Moscow (click CC to display English subtitles): РЕКВИЕМ 22.03.24, REQUIEM 03/22/24 (music and lyrics: SHAMAN)

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