Village women gather to kiss the cross during an outdoor religious celebration on the holiday of Spas. 

Location: Pohulianka, Ukraine

Photographer: Carolyn Drake, 2006


people should not consider anything posted by FuckYeahMarxismLeninism to be reputable sources because whoever runs that blog has shown that they have no standards of reputability with the articles they post.
pictured above: i searched “yugoslavia” on their blog to once again see the articles that they posted that support conspiracy theories about the non-complicity of Slobodan Milosevic in the Bosnian Genocide and furthermore repeatedly implying that the Bosnian Genocide was in fact non-existent.
And then there’s that idea that Milosevic was assassinated by NATO while on trial for war crimes? Totally baseless.

Furthermore they posted articles in support of Serbian Nationalist expansion and annexation of Kosovo, and outright claiming that Serbian ethnic cleansing of Kosovars simply did not occur.

For anyone not aware: Bosniaks are a predominantly muslim ethno-religious group. Kosovars are a predominantly muslim ethno-religious group. Both Kosovo and Bosnia have suffered ethnic cleansing at the hands of Serbs (an Eastern Orthodox Christian ethno-religious group) perpetrated by Serbian Nationalists in government and military power, in collaboration with Serbian Nationalist civilians-turned-vigilante militias throughout the Balkan wars.

There is nothing Marxist or Communist about this horribly unethical support for genocide, support for Serb ethnic nationalism, and deliberate obfuscation of the facts. I implore everyone to exercise healthy skepticism and to investigate whether sources are reputable in all cases, but particularly so for people who have posted completely counterfactual articles.

Palestinian Arabic Orthodox Christian Prayer - Psalm 136 صلوات مسيحية أرثوذكسية - احمدوا الرب
Palestinian Arabic Orthodox Christian Prayer - Psalm 136 صلوات مسيحية أرثوذكسية - احمدوا الرب
Index of Religions

After a couple of hours, the list of every religion/tradition on this blog has been edited and reorganized alphabetically and geographically (excluding Abrahamic & Dharmic religions). If you have any corrections or would like to see a tradition that is not listed here, please feel free to ask! (And if it’s a correction, please be polite.)

The official blog page can be found here!

Abrahamic Religions:

  • Judaism
    -Orthodox (Hasidic)
    -Kabbalah (Mysticism)
    -{Abayudaya, Afghani, Amazigh, Ashkenazi, Bukharian, Cochin, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Igbo, Iranian, Iraqi, Japanese, Kaifeng, Moroccan, Sephardi, Tunisian, Yemeni}

  • Christianity
    -Eastern Orthodox (Ethiopian, Eritrean, Russian, Romanian, Greek, Coptic, Oriental)
    -Catholicism (Ambrosian, Armenian, Chaldean, Chinese, Coptic, Ge'ez, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Maronite, Melkite, Syro-Malabar; Nueva Jerusalen “cult”)
    -Jehovah’s Witnesses
    -Mormonism (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
    -Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)

  • Islam
    -Sunni {Hanabali, Hanafi, Maliki, Shafai'i}
    -Shi'a {Alawites, Alevism, Ismaili, Twelver, Zaidi Muslims}
    -Ibadi Muslims
    -Ahmadi Muslims
    -{Sufism; Chinese, Mexican}

  • Druze
  • Babism
  • Baha'i
  • Samaritanism

Dharmic/Indian Religions:

  • Hinduism
    -ISCKON (Hare Krishna)

  • Buddhism
    -Vajrayana (Tibetan Buddhism)
    -Zen (Chinese, Japanese)

  • Jainism

  • Sikhism

African/African diaspora traditions (Spirit Religions):

  • Ancient Egyptian
  • Atenism (Ancient Egyptian monotheism)
  • Candomble (Brazilian- diaspora)
  • Hoodoo
  • Kemeticism (Egyptian revivalist)
  • Rastafarianism (Jamaican)
  • Santeria (Cuban- diaspora)
  • Umbanda (Brazilian- diaspora)
  • Voodoo(Vodoun) (Haitian, Benin)
  • Yoruba (Nigerian)
  • {Ibibi, Luba, Zulu}

Asian Religions:

  • Bon Po (Indigenous Tibetan religion)
  • Caodaism (Vietnamese)
  • Chinese Popular (Folk) Religion
  • Confucianism (Chinese)
  • Phillipines: Indigenous  
  • Sanshin (Korean)
  • Sarnaism (Indian)
  • Shinto (Japanese)
  • Taoism (Wu Wei)
  • Tengriism
  • Vedic Religion (ancient Indian)
  • Vietnamese Folk Religion
  • Wuism (Chinese)
  • Yiguandao (Chinese)

Australian (People):

  • Aborigine Australians

European Religions, Mythology, & People:

  • Arthurian mythology
  • Asatru (Nordic)
  • Baltic mythology
  • Celtic mythology (Irish, Scottish, Welsh)
  • Church of the Last Testament (Russian cult)
  • Druidism (Neo-druidry)
  • Finnish mythology
  • Hellenism (Ancient & revivalist Greek & Roman religions)
  • Icelandic mythology
  • Mari (Russian indigenous)
  • Minoan (ancient Crete)
  • Mithraism (ancient Roman cult)
  • Norse mythology (Nordic)
  • Rodnovery (Slavic: Russian, Ukrainian, Polish)
  • Roman mythology
  • Romani

North American (People & Cultures):

  • Aleut
  • Apache
  • Cherokee
  • Comanche
  • Hopi
  • Inuit
  • Iroquois
  • Kiowa
  • Lakota
  • Mohawk
  • Native American Church
  • Navajo
  • Ojibwe
  • Peyote
  • Pueblo
  • Seminole
  • Sioux
  • Ute

South/Latin American Religions:

  • Aztec mythology
  • Incan mythology
  • Mayan mythology
  • Santo Daime

Middle Eastern Religions & People:

  • Ashurism (ancient Sumerian)
  • Babylonian mythology
  • Canaanite mythology
  • Kalash
  • Mandaeism
  • Manichaeism (ancient Gnostic Persian religion)
  • Ugaritic (ancient Syria)
  • Yazdanism (Kurdish: Yarsanism)
  • Yezidi/Yazidi (religion/culture)
  • Zoroastrianism (Persian & Parsi [India])

Polynesian Religions & People:

  • Hawaii'an
  • New Zealand
  • Phillipines
  • Polynesian mythology


  • Atheism
  • Gnosticism
  • Humanism
  • Luciferianism
  • Paganism (Neo paganism)
  • Satanism
  • Shamanism
  • Unitarian Universalist
  • Wicca

anonymous asked:

Hi jass! :3 I'm curious.. Why don't you celebrate Halloween? (I love skelly jass by the way! So cute!)

Halloween is considered to take roots in Celtic traditions which then got modified by Western Christianity.

However, Russia — or, rather, the part of it I live in and belong to ethnically — mostly follows the culture built on Eastern Slavic traditions and Orthodox Christianity. Though, to be fair, since… about 80s… a lot of Western stuff has been dragged into our culture as well so you can find Halloween stuff in shops and there are some thematic events here and there… But it’s still more of a marketing thing and a cool thing for some teens and young adults, than a widely-celebrated holiday.

When the Lord strikes you with sore affliction or sickness, or misfortune, then be assured that He will also truly send you consolation, and will afterwards bestow upon you the grace of peace, strength, and joy corresponding to your previous sufferings. For ‘the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness. He will not alway be chiding; neither keepeth He his anger forever. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.
—  St. John of Kronstadt

Saint Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church - Cairo, Egypt

The church is located on Cleopatra Street in the Heliopolis district of Cairo

Don’t despair

Do not say: “I have sinned much, and therefore I am not bold enough to fall down before God.” Do not despair. Simply do not increase your sins in despair and, with the help of the All-merciful One, you will not be put to shame. For He said, “he who comes to Me I will not cast out.” (John. 6:37)

- St. Gennadius of Constantinople

Before you begin any work, pray to God. Through this prayer, you will gain the blessing of God for your work, and through it judge your works—in other words, prayerful thoughts prevent any work that is contrary to the commandments of God.
—  St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

I finally get it. 

I finally get what we mean when we say that salvation, is a process: It’s not salvation from Hell. It’s not as if we start our journey on a trajectory that leads to Hell, and God slowly moves us off that trajectory. That’s a Western notion, born of the doctrine of “Original Sin”, which we reject. 

Salvation is healing. We’re being healed—being saved—from the Devil, from our passions, from the things that make union with God painful and impossible. Our trajectory is to be one with God, just as Christ is one with God. Salvation is preparation for that union.

When we say, “Lord, have mercy!” we’re saying, as the blind man, “Lord, heal me!”

(Above image is from the Orthodox Study Bible, electronic version.)