The topic of the 2000-th anniversary
of Christianity attracts us for a long time yet. We discuss and make attempts
to embody some details of the suggested compositions on this topic.
There was even when I saw a dream of a composition like those
described above. I don't know whether it was a dream inspired"from
the highest “ or just a work of my subconscience but the composition I
saw seems to be the best variant.
We try to do our best in
this field but we need more historical materials . Below listed are the
topic, we need information on:
- The very first Christian sacred building (temple).
- The first Christian temple in the West Europe(single Church).
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in Western Europe.
- The First Orthodox and Catholic temples in Eastern Europe.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in England.
- The First Orthodox and Catholic temples in Africa.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in Asia.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in India.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in China.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in Japan.
- The First Orthodox and Catholic temples in Siberia.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in Australia.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in South America.
- The First Catholic and Orthodox temples in North America.
Santa Claus 2000.
**The main idea of the project is to create a kind of a charity
fund for helping children of the world who suffered from disasters during
the year 2000 and2001, probably,during the following years too. Owing to
the fund, on Christmas, those children could get their Christmas gifts.
* * * Who delivers to children their gifts on Christmas? Sure,
it is Santa Claus. But has Santa himself ever got any Christmas gifts?
It is difficult to answer this question at once.
*However, it is quiet possible to make a Christmas gift for Santa Claus
in honor of the last Christmas of the twentieth century. But what to give?
We propose to give him a chess-set, made by
motives of fairy-tales. The work, we are talking about was created by Helen
Uralova in 1995 and is an original and even unique in its way author's
*Enclosed to the chess-set there must be a memorial book and a CD. Also,
an Internet-page has to be created.
*The book, the CD and the Page have to contain a full list of names of
all the sponsors of the project . The list must be present there in two
variants of compilation: by sums of money invested and by alphabet.
*A separate paragraph must name funds, managers, organizers and executives
of the project.Santa Claus may do whatever he wants to the gift. But, of
course, the most proper way of using a chess-set is using it for playing
chess. At his free-time, Santa may play with:
*His honored guests, for example, with children during the Christmas Holidays.
*He might play a symbolic match with winners of prizes for Protection Childhood,
Peacemaking, Nature Protection, winners of Nobel's prize, etc.
*All the events mentioned above can be held during the annual Christmas
**Every participant of an event will be given his own CD.
**The rest of the CD's -on which singles by the most popular groups and
singers can be added -will be sold. The described project is able to be
made real. Besides, it is able to unite people for a good work and cherish
their names for the history. Thinking of realization of the project, we
would like to get involved in it international funds, dealing with problems
which are like our project (those can be the most various, on their activities,
funds: children's, women's, peace funds, etc.). Firms and enterprises would
be welcome to be participants of the project, too. The only condition:
those firms are to have international authority and be not in property
of businessmen from countries of the former Soviet Union for those businessmen
are not always meeting the first demand and often have pretty low rating
in the eyes of the World business.
Such the chess-set"Unity of
Purposes of the Christians." is created at the first time in the world.
The idea of the composition is the idea of unification of peoples whose
religion Christianity is, as an example for all the peoples of the world.This
is not a chess-set for games, but a souvenir..At the present moment we
are looking for any organisations (funds, firms), businessmen, etc., which
would be able to give us help in fixing up a symbolic chess competition
between the heads of the Ortho- dox and Catholic churches. It would not
matter who won and who lost in that competition the general ultimate result
would be profitable for all the people of the world.
If the heads of the two great branches of Christianity met in
Jerusalem or other neutral city and made couple or more of symbolic turns
with pie- ces of the chess-composition ("Unity of Purposes of the
Christians.") it would be not a game but a step, though a little one,
towards the dialogue. However, meanwhile it is impossible because of recent
contradictions.But there is one more variant.The chess-composition("Unity
of Purposes of the Christians.")has to be situated on some neutral
territory(the best of all are Jerusalem or Bethlehem for there come worshipers
(their assistants ) from both churches. During the television broadcasting
the Patriarch and the Pope make several moves and their assistants move
the pieces of the chess-composition ("Unity of Purposes of the Christians.")
in the pauses between the turns the Pope and the Patriarch can address
to the watchers answer to their questions. The heads of the churches can
situate in any geographical point of our planet. During the year 2000 they
can return to the interrupted game in order to continue it. That return
can become an additional reason for discussion. Probably, realization of
namely this project will make priests of different churches find a basic
for agreement between them.That would be interesting not only for believers
for combined within the project will be the Great Christian religion, the
ancient game, the art, the power of the word, and the achievements of mind
- satellites, TV, etc. I realize that the task is far more than a hard
one. But the first and the least step is already made - the chess-composition
( " Unity of Purposes of the Christians." ) is created. This theme
was conceived for more than some 13 years. The most difficult step is to
disseminate the information about the project among the great variety of
people of the planet, including the heads of the churches. Probably someone
will have ideas and know-how's concerning that.
Translated by ALEX.
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