Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 14, 2004
In the musical “Fiddler on the Roof”, a russian peasant named Tevye asks his wife a simple question “Do you love me.”
Love him? Golde had never even met Tevye until the day of their arranged wedding. Now, after 25 years of marriage he wants to talk of love? It sounds so, so ... ridiculous, so
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
In the Russian Orthodox Church. the standard greeting is: "Christ is Risen!" to which someone would reply: "He is risen indeed!" Years ago, when the Communists began to take control of Russia, a Communist party official came to a village to try and convert its residents there to Communism. He
Contributed by William Yates on May 6, 2006
In the Russian Orthodox Church, the standard greeting is: “Christ is risen!” To which someone would reply: “He is risen, indeed!”
Years ago, when the communists began to take control of Russia, a Communist party official came to a Russian village to seek to convert its residents there to
The Russian word for Sunday, woskersicnye, means resurrection. Every communist, every Russian atheist, must speak of the resurrection when referring to the first day of the week!
-- Robert C.
Story: According to an ancient Russian Orthodox tradition, the day before Easter was devoted to telling jokes.
Priests would join the people in telling their best jokes to one another. (presumably “clean” jokes!!)
The reason was to reflect the joke God pulled on the devil in the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"If the Russians were really so proud of their communist experiment, they would take down the Iron
"The Great Russian writer Dostoyevsky tells the story of a woman who found herself in hell and she felt she did not belong there. She could not bear the suffering and cried out in agony for the mercy of God. God listened and was moved with pity. "If you can remember one good deed that you did in
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
Russian reformer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn said in an address to Harvard University: "We have placed too much hope in politics and social reforms, only to find out that we were
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2008
The first Russian Cosmonauts went into space and returned. One of them said when he returned from his journey in outer space, "Some people say there is a God out there, but in my travels around earth all day long I looked around and I didn’t see him. I saw no God, nor angels, I don’t believe in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2008
Russian author Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote, "If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being..."
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 10, 2008
Twenty people were killed on Russian submarine. The fire suppression system went off accidently and smothered them. The system meant to save them killed them. When
Amdrei Bitov, a Russian novelist, grew up under the atheistic Communist regime. But God got his attention one dreary day. He recalls, “In my twenty-seventh year, while riding the metro in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to stop at once,
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2001
1917: Russian Orthodox Church bishops were having a convocation: came to a heated debate with fusing and feuding. A few doors down the street another meeting was going on. The Bulshavics were together plotting the overthrow of the Czar. Revolution- the beginning of what we now know as
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 4, 2006
A Russian novelist has written a story in which he represents his hero as a man who witnessed the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. However, he had a toothache, and all that he could recall of that memorable week was his toothache. There are many who belong to this group. They cannot become
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
In 1915, A Russian Armenian was reading his Bible when he was beheaded. I saw the Bible—large, thick, and well used. Inside was a reddish stain that permeated most of the book. The stain was the blood of this man, one of more than a million casualties of a religious and ethnic holocaust. About 70
Contributed by Rob Short on Apr 7, 2001
In 1994, two Christian missionaries answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics in a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage.
It was nearing
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010
THE WORLD'S EASIEST TEST
1. How long did the hundred year war last?
2. Which country makes Panama hats?
3. What is Camel's hair brush made from?
4. In what month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5. What was King George VI's first name?
6. What colour is a Purple Finch?
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 29, 2005
Illustration: “The Egg Toss”
During the waning days of World War II, thousands of Russian troops poured into the city of Berlin. Many of them were simple country bumpkins who had never been in a city before. They were amazed and confused by what they saw. Some soldiers unscrewed light bulbs and
Contributed by Perry Greene on Sep 11, 2012
EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY...?
After the "Cold War" was over, a squadron of Russian pilots was invited to participate in tactical war games at a U.S. Air Force base. A gala dinner was planned by the Base Commander. Thinking to relax the guests, he offered a WW II toast to open the meal. Smiling,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 1, 2001
In Readers Digest, Alexander Saul writes: "I have spent well nigh fifty years working on the history of the Russian Revolution. In the process I’ve collected hundreds of personal testimonies, read hundreds of books, and contributed eight volumes of my own. But if I were asked today to formulate