Tuesday, June 14, 2022


This is coolbert:

“…To re-introduce the rank of the Protopresbyter of the military and naval clergy that had existed before 1918. The chairman of the Synodal Department for Interaction with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies, Priest Oleg Ovcharov shall be appointed to the post of Protopresbyter of the Military and Naval Clergy for the period of his duties as the Chairman of the above mentioned department”.

Religiosity the Russian military a thing of the past restored!

"Chief Priest of the Military - Russian Church Brings Back Pre-Revolutionary Post"


"The Russian Orthodox Church has restored the Protopresbyter of protopresbyter  (chief priest) of the military and naval clergy. On June 7th the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church resolved"

"This position had originally been introduced in the Russian Orthodox Church in 1890, per decree of Emperor Alexander III. The protopresbyter had the right to personal reports to the Emperor, and was equal in civil rank to archbishop and lieutenant general. The chief priest of the military and naval clergy also appointed chaplains for the Army and Navy."

Imperial Russia was an extremely [?] religious nation. Clergy accompanying the troops in all battles commonplace!

That standard totally 100 % the opposite from the Bolshevik time onward. AT LEAST until today.

See previous blog entries the modern incorporation of religious symbolism in the Russian military context:





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