The Queen Elizabeth II met with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill - to the displeasure of the British press and the Ukrainian authorities. The visit of the Primate of the Russian Church demonstrates that the interests of at least part of the British aristocracy coincide with Russia - oddly enough, on the part of the global confrontation with the Anglo-Saxon project.
At a meeting at Buckingham Palace, the Queen congratulated Patriarch Kirill recent 90-anniversary and gave her a "Quick to Hearken" icon of the Mother of God. As the press-secretary of the patriarch discussed various issues:
"Including the Patriarch told the Queen about the revival of the Church in Russia in recent years 20, the construction of temples, the development of theological science, to increase the number of dioceses, in general, about the spiritual ascent that exists in Russia today. Also dealt with the situation of Christianity in Europe. "
Sam told the patriarch that it is very satisfied with the meeting and did not expect that it will take place "in such an atmosphere and such an active level at which it actually took place":
"She's bright shining eyes, a great reaction to the speech, the questions on the interview. She talked a lot, and spoke very correct, clever things that are fun to listen to. This conversation made intellectually and emotionally very good impression on me. I will keep in my memory a bright queen, which 90 years 60 years and who is on the throne ... The monarchy is as if on short-term political problems, it provides an opportunity for citizens across the UK monarchy to rely on the power of their national tradition, which expresses the monarchy " .
And on the eve, during the patriarchal service at the Cathedral of the Assumption in London, many years ago, "Many thanks to secular people," To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our God-protected country, this God-protected country ". In this service there were deputies of the English parliament, and bishops of the Anglican church, and cousin of Elizabeth Prince Michael of Kent - to whom the Windsors long ago in absentia "tried on" the cap of Monomakh. Of course, it was not the patriarch who talked with the prince in the altar of the cathedral about this option of restoring the monarchy. They talked about the long tradition of ties between the two peoples (part of which is the present British dynasty - in the 19-th century closely related to the Romanovs).
"Relations between the two countries have a long history, and a difficult period, which is now observed, can not affect the deep ties between the peoples", - the Patriarch said. And during the sermon, he added that "the spiritual and cultural level, there is a particularly significant interaction of countries and peoples. It is not subject to political conjuncture of the present moment. "
About the political situation patriarch said no accident - Russia's relations with the West can be rightfully called a cold war, and of all the countries of the West of England, of course, takes the toughest anti-Russian stance. Given that just the other day was actually ripped off Vladimir Putin's visit to Paris during which he, together with the patriarch had to open the Russian spiritual and cultural center (the main part of which is an Orthodox church), the patriarch of the London visit was even more pronounced.
Patriarch Kirill visited three days Sourozh diocese - the name is located in the British Isles and Ireland Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The visit was timed to coincide with 300-anniversary of the presence of the Russian Orthodox Church in the UK - at the Embassy of Peter the first Russian parish community of Assumption Church was organized. And now the patriarch consecrated the Assumption Cathedral in London. The temple is still in 50-ies of the last century was transformed from the former Church of England, and in recent years there was a large-scale renovation.
Patriarch visited other parishes in London, including the Temple of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, a lot of contact with their parishioners, Russian, living in the UK. But it is clear that the press was interested primarily Anglican part of the visit. Indeed, the patriarch came not just to surozhtsam-Londoners - but also in the United Kingdom. That is to Anglicans - a Protestant church, headed by the queen.
There is no prayerful communication between Orthodox and Anglicans. Although before the 1917 revolution on islands among the clergy and aristocracy there was a serious interest in Orthodoxy and even discussed the possibility of returning to Orthodoxy, in recent decades the Anglicans have moved further away from us: not only by marriages and priesthood for homosexuals, but also by the ordination of women into priests and even bishops. At the same time, such "reforms" cause rejection of those Anglicans who continue to follow evangelical moral standards. And it is understandable that they are increasingly sympathetic to Orthodoxy, including the ROC.
There vnutridinasticheskaya conventionally orthodox party. Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip was born into an Orthodox family (from the Greek dynasty, among his ancestors were, and Nicholas I) - and though then took Anglicanism, he says that remained Orthodox. His son, the Prince of Wales Charles visits the Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos to Palestine - and the Archbishop of Thyatira and Great Britain Gregory (Patriarchate of Constantinople) said that in the soul of Prince Orthodox.
Lack of spiritual communion between the Russian Orthodox and the Anglicans do not mean the absence of "diplomatic" relations. And so in the course of this trip took place the meeting of the patriarch and the bishop of Canterbury, and the Queen of England.
The very fact that the meeting with Cyril Elizabeth II caused outrage not only Ukrainian ambassador in London - the invitation of the Patriarch "risks to legitimize Russia's foreign policy in the eyes of the world" - but also criticism in the British press. Times called the inclusion of an audience with the Queen in the schedule of the patriarchal visit of error, and Daily Mail recalled that usually come religious leaders accept Prince Charles.
Indignation is connected not only with the fact that it is now in England again intensified attacks on Russia because of the war in Syria, but with the general atmosphere of hostility in Anglo-Russian relations. Against this background, the patriarch of the trip is credited with certain features of the diplomatic mission, exposing the ROC almost as an emissary of Putin - which, of course, supposed to scare readers island.
At the same time, the visit of the patriarch really has an important geopolitical aspect. Because Russia acts as an alternative to the Anglo-Saxon world order, that is, plans for the global supremacy of the supranational elite (mostly of American and English origin and place of residence). And Russia defends and promotes not just another geopolitical and economic world order - but first of all defends the spiritual and moral alternative to globalization. Which consists in the co-existence of different civilizations, each of which is based on its own tradition - and in the case of Russia it is Orthodoxy.
What the representative of the Patriarch said before a meeting with the Queen?
"We hope that this meeting will bring tangible benefits for building relations between our peoples, as the Church and the monarchy are the basis for the preservation of traditional values which, unfortunately, is now in the eyes of many people lose their meaning ... This meeting is intended to emphasize the importance of conservation in the modern world the basis for the whole Christian world values. "
And there is. Yes, the English monarchy, of course, is a principled and historic geopolitical opponent of Russia. But within the framework of Atlantic globalization, the role and place of the English aristocracy is not so simple as it seems. Being still a part of the great European Christian civilization (including Germans, Italians, and French), the English aristocracy is now in fact in conflict with those representatives of the global supranational elite who put on posthumanism, the complete de-Christianization of the West, the liquidation of national states and the creation of a single Atlantic community.
Despite the fact that the British royal family has long been intertwined with the supranational capital and its supports, internal conflict that does not change. And the role and influence of the old European aristocracy (which continues to be the center of European elites) for the further promotion of globalist project will decrease.
Globalization in its conditional "American" supranational recension does not need any of the old dynasties, or in maintaining the state nor in the diversity of civilizations. We are talking about one humanity under the control of a single center, unified consumer society under the supervision of a global super-corporation.
Clearly, this is a distant prospect. But the English aristocracy to maintain its influence and position not only because of its absolute illegibility in means (applied that to their own people, which to foreigners), but also because of the presence of strategic thinking.
And that is why at least part of the aristocracy of the island today may be a tactical ally of Russia when playing against long disadvantageous to both countries globalization model - while remaining Russian geopolitical adversary in the struggle for influence in certain regions and the world at large. "Englishwoman" never stop "shit" of Russia that does not negate the possibility of tactical alliances in specific areas.
About any rapprochement Anglicanism and Orthodoxy can be no question - just as there can be no question about the disappearance of geopolitical contradictions between the UK and the US on one side and Russia on the other. But from now going global retake cards depend contours of future decades. And so Faraj Le Pen and play up to Trump and the Patriarch went to Beijing and to the Queen of England.