Quo Vadis, Paysagix ?

Two short “posts” on the “event” of the baptism of the renowned French actor. No real judgment at all on him but a reflection on how things evolve in the new structured (in the process of a restructuring process) of the Archdiocese in Western Europe. Number 2 commences the texts and is followed by the second post in French “N° 1” and then the Russian text published in the online journal “Prichod/Приход”.

2] Quo Vadis, Paysagix (1) ?

(1) In the Asterix albums, there is a significant different between the Gaulois druide Panoramix who resides and work in the Gauls and the same wondermaking man who is based in Helvetia (Geneva) and whose name is then Paysagix. Actually, Met. Jean (Renneteau) of Dubna spent a lot of years in Helvetia where he set up the French-speaking Orthodox parish and he is still connected there.

Good enough, things are done. The Day of the Resurrection of the Lord is at hand and the new Eastern Orthodox servant of God Gérard (he did not tell his new name) will communicate and this, hopefully will remain private, away from the media.


Maybe a last (?) glimpse: since G. Depardieu has indeed a lot of contacts with the Russian Orthodox clergy and, seemingly, may have been told by the Hierarch of Pskov (remember late murdered Fr. Pavel Adelheim) Tikhon who is told to be the spiritual father of the Russian president V. Putin, the question is not raised why he was baptized, not in Russia but in the Archdiocese that recently joined the Patriarchate of Moscow. It is as fresh as the move of conversion of some persons.


Then, – just in case, but why was he not baptized on the other side of the River Seine, i.e. in the brand new and nice Cathedral of the Holy Trinity? The place had been consecrated by Patriarch Kyrill in person and President Putin had paid a visit to the church and the compound that is very active at the present. Or is there any noblesse oblige background, a touch of old Russia that can be felt in the traditional way of the celebration, highly beautiful and spiritual?


On the other hand, maybe, perhaps one could speak of some spirit of openness: as Belarus is heating up and Depardieu is a friend of Lukashenko (note that I went thrice to the Holy with the Belarusian president and did appreciate him pretty much) and also a friend of Putin (I also met him some times at the night Liturgies in Jerusalem and he is very friendly indeed) or is it a bit “twisted”? The new Archdiocese appears to be rather young at the present, awkward at times – the Hierarch does not speak Russian, is a good “businessman” and knows how to blow in the wind.


No way – anyone can be baptized anywhere, in dire or rich conditions, but could this important and profound event be performed in some remote skete or “monastery” and remain undisclosed as the “secret of the Great King, Lord Jesus Christ”? It was too flashy the way the actor can be.
The last point that should be underscored: in France, only “people news” spoke of the “event” and the far-rightist paper “Valeurs Actuelles” [VA] that had just clashed over the week apropos a French black “député” (of the Parliament). The article published about the “event” was due to the son of the “regent” of the cathedral, a young man who perfectly knows the celebration. But only in France and in French did the news provided by VA initially and also published by Sputnik France (attacked by president Macron during the visit of President Putin) mentioned in ambiguous ways Depardieu’s future wish, if any, of converting to Judaism. In Russia, in all the articles published in Russian, this was not mentioned at all. the search and appreciation for a real and profound credit of spirituality of the Orthodox faith can easily be challenged by “fake whizzes”, quick to judge, and see some odd “yike” influence.
In this case, Gérard Depardieu’s choice responded to the choice of God, not gossips and false judgments. Many years, ad multos, многая лета!

1] Quo Vadis, Obelix ?

Serait-ce le “dernier métro” avec ou sans masque dans une période d’entre-confinement dans un VIII-ième huppé, chic, paupérisé ? “La tête en friche” ou “Potiche”” dans le remake d’un “Paris, je t’aime” en retour de Mordovie, non loin de la frontière belge. On pense alors à la défunte Annie Cordy, née à Laeken, Tata YoYo. Joue-t-on du yoyo spirituel entre islam, bouddhisme, hindouisme et les textes de Saint Augustin pour l’acteur français le plus exceptionnel de sa génération, brisé par des vies de souffrances, gargantuesque, immense comme la Russie quand elle est amour et charme, sensualité et vulgarité à la foi(s) ?

Ou encore, tranchant avec le panel mouvant de valeurs toujours réactualisées qui serpentent comme “Les valseuses”, voit-on aussi le nez de “Cyrano de Bergerac” humer au-dessus d'”Un pont entre deux rives” quel est, ces jours-ci, le plus “Tartuffe” qui sert un “Buffet froid”… Y a-t-il eu de l’Inspecteur la Bavure” dans une célébration publique et d’aucuns de prétendre que le néophyte byzantin s’orienterait vers un parcours mosaïque fantasmé ou pervers, mentionné pour flétrir le nouveau chrismé “sous le soleil de Satan”. Le nouvel illuminé croyant Gérard, ayant revêtu sa “Tenue de soirée” avait lançé comme une boutade utopique à son “Père, ce Héros”, la chimère d’une ultime “Green card” vers Sion. Les “Anges gardiens” pensèrent de suite à le rependre : “Tais-toi”, et de le jeter au “Placard”.On ne peut que prier pour le serviteur de Dieu Gérard et tous les siens : “Les compères” ou “Les fugitifs” ! Qui donc fait “La chèvre” dans cette lutte vers la beauté et la rédemption ? C’est aussi le temps où l’Archevêché et son Gardien des Huiles Saintes Paysagix (il vient d’Helvétie, Panoramix en Gaule Emmanuelienne) trouvent leur Astérix et tentent de résister encore et toujours du côté de la fin des terres européennes et gauloises. Entre une petite faim de sangliers juteux et la jugeotte du toutou Idéfix.

Жерар Депардье принял Православие в русском соборе в Париже

05.09.2020

4 сентября 2020 года в Александро-Невском соборе Парижа принял Православную веру знаменитый актер Жерар Депардье, сообщает Sputnik France со ссылкой на издание Valeurs actuelles. В Архиепископии западноевропейских приходов русской традиции (Московский Патриархат) порталу «Приходы» подтвердили достоверность информации о крещении артиста.

На этом торжественном событии присутствовало около 30 человек. По сообщениям СМИ, Депардье также стал крестным маленькой девочки, которая крестилась в тот же день.

По словам актера, ему «нравится православное богослужение», он много общался с православным духовенством. В частности, своим духовным наставником он считает митрополита Псковского и Порховского Тихона.

Как известно, Жерар Депардье долгое время находился в духовных поисках: в 60-х годах он принял ислам, позже интересовался индуизмом и буддизмом.

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