Sunday, December 14, 2008


I've noticed some bloggers and Inside the Vatican calling for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (or reconsecration or renewal of the consecration depending on which camp you belong to). May I make a small suggestion: that Pope Benedict invite the new Russian Orthodox Patriarch to join him (and perhaps the other Orthodox Patriarchs?) in consecrating Russia perhaps to the Theotokos Amolyntos or some title of the Mother of God akin to that of the 'Immaculate Heart'. Russia already reveres Mary's 'Protecting Veil'. Surely some way can be found to mark the new Patriarchate and hopefully a new beginning for Russia and the world?

1 comment:

Mark said...

I think that's an excellent idea. I doubt the Orthodox world (especially in Russia) would take kindly to the Bishop of Rome consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart, but, if the consecration were performed in conjunction with one or more Orthodox Patriarch, and were made to Mary under a title with which the Orthodox world is comfortable, that might be a different matter entirely.


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