Author: Rev. Kevin Bezner

Messiah of the Workers: Father Gapon and Russia’s Bloody Sunday 1905

Long before Marxist-inspired liberation theology began poisoning the minds of Catholic clergy in South America, and Catholic clerics became activists, revolutionaries, and proponents of disruption in the United States, Father Georgii Apollonovich Gapon helped ignite the Russian Revolution. Gapon, an Orthodox priest with an understanding of the Gospel as false as that of today’s revolutionary priests, organized Russian workers, encouraged them to strike, and led them on the disastrous march to the Tsar’s palace that culminated in what is known as Bloody Sunday, January 22, 1905. More the 3,000 striking workers and their families, singing hymns and carrying icons,...

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Music for the Soul by Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russia’s Greatest Living Composer

In Artyomov’s music, you will encounter a composer with a unique vision who fully delivers on his stated belief that – as he writes in an essay quoted in the liner notes included with these recordings – music is “a mediator between God and man” and “should awaken man’s ethical understanding and purify his soul.”

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A New Look at Rasputin and a Nation Gone Mad

It took three bullets to kill him: a bullet into his left chest, one into his back, and the third into his forehead. The killers then threw his body off a bridge and into the icy water of the Neva River below. The doctor who performed the autopsy said his body had suffered a number of wounds from the fall. His head, nose, eyes were severely damaged, and one of his ears was nearly torn off. This only added to the legend of Rasputin.

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