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8 September 1380

Битва на Куликовом Поле - Battle of Kulikovo Field

 

Heroic Christian Victory over the invading Muslim Tatar-Mongols

 

 

Faith without Works is Dead

... faith without deeds is dead ...

 

 

 

 

 

  fresco of Battle of Kulikovo Pole in Assumption Cathedral in Tula  
     

 

 

 

 

To our collective shame, the constituent peoples of European Christendom have fought many wars with countless battles against each other.

  Rodina Mat
   

Yet there have been other kinds of epic struggles which have been just. In our collective struggle to prevent the Muslims from attaining their ultimate goal of subjugating all Christian peoples, all of Christendom and above all European Christendom to their overlordship and of forcing us to accept their non-divinely-inspired creed, few moments over the past 1400 years have been of a significance comparable to the Battle of Kulikovo Field — Битва на Куликовом Поле — on 8 September 1380 under the generalship of Saint Dmitrii Ivanovich Donskoi, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir - Св. Дмитрий Иванович Донской, Князь Московский (с 1359) и Великий Князь Владимирский (с 1363) and with the spiritual guidance of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (1314-1392) - Изображение Сергия Радонежского.

Others which have been judged over the telescopy of time to have been of comparable significance would include:

  • The Christian victory over the invading Muslim Moors at the Battle of Poitiers on 25 October 732, also called the Battle of Tours, under the leadership of French General Charles Martel;
  • The Christian victory at the Battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 in which sailors, oarsmen and soldiers of the Holy League of the Republic of Venice, Hapsburg Spain, the Papal States and Genoa, Tuscany, Malta and Savoy under the command of John of Austria - Don Juan de Austria - Ritter Johann von Österreich, son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and half brother of King Philip II of Spain, decisively defeated the Muslim Ottoman Turkish Fleet in the Gulf of Patras, Greece, preventing Turkish domination of the Mediterranean Sea and a Turkish invasion of Italy and the Christian Europe so divided by the wars and devastation which flowed from the Protestant Reformation; and
  • The Christian victory over the invading Muslim Turks on 12 September 1683 at the walls of Vienna by the forces of the Holy Roman Empire and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth under the command of Jan III Sobieski, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania;

In all four battles the victorious Christian forces had been outnumbered or greatly outnumbered.

And to this list of four watershed battles must of course be added the Reconquista - the expelling of the Muslim Moors from the Iberian Peninsula - which took place over the nearly eight-century period between the Battle of Covadonga in 722 and the final defeat of the Muslims in 1492 under the reigns of the Catholic Monarchs - los Reyes Católicos, Isabella I of Castile and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon.

   

 

 

  Храм Сергия Радонежского на Куликовом Поле – Church of Saint Sergius of Radonezh in Kulikovo Field  
 

Храм Сергия Радонежского на Куликовом Поле – Church of Saint Sergius of Radonezh in Kulikovo Field

 

 

 

 

Saints Sergei and Dimitri at Kulilovo Pole

Св. Дмитрий Иванович Донской и Изображение Сергия Радонежского.

 

 

 

   
  La Mare de Déu de Meritxell  
  La Mare de Déu de Meritxell – Nuestra Señora de Meritxell – Notre Dame de Meritxell – Our Lady of Meritxell – Богоматерь Меритшелльская  
  Покровителем Андорры, праздник 8 сентября – Patron Saint of Andorra, feast day 8 September  
  Prega per nosaltres – Oren por nosotros – Priez pour nous – Pray for us – Молитесь за нас  

 

 

 

 

 

Dimitri Donskoi at Kulikovo Pole

 

 

 

 

 

  Fresco of SS. Sergius and Dimitry at Holy Gate of Holy Trinity Saint Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad  
  Fresco in Holy Gate of Свято-Троицкая Сергиева Лавра в Сергиевом Посаде — Holy Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius in Sergiev Posad.  

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

prayer on stone at Kulikovo  

detail from bronze at Kulikovo Pole

 

 

 

 

 

bronze map plaque at Kulikovo Pole

 

 

 

 

 

 

red brick Church on the field

 

 

 

 

Column at Kulikovo Pole  
  Памятник на Куликовом Поле по проекту А. П. Брюллова, 1848.  

 

 

 

  Catherine II over Turks Tartars by Torellis blessing bishop foot on muslim flag
. Allegory of Catherine II Victory over Turks and Tartars, 1772 painting by Torellis   ... of course such re-conquest gains can be squandered, their likely fate.

 

 

 

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