All perfectly know a history of christening of Grand Prince Vladimir and christening of Russia in 988. Only anybody, first of all Orthodox Church, does not want to know, in what Equal–to–Apostles Sacred Vladimir trusted.
The Christian fairy tale on Vladimir's christening and Russia in 988 has no under itself the real bases. In fact officially Russia on behalf of Princes Askold and Dir with boyars was christened at Patriarch Photios in 867 then Russian episcopacy at number 60 or 61 in list of Constantinople Patriarchy has appeared. Two times nobody is christened.
On our reconstruction of a history Prince Vladimir was christened and married Empress Anna Macedonian in 960. Wedding has been organized by the grandmother of the groom and the bride is Sacred Princess Olga. The christening and wedding have not been connected in any way to war in Korsun in 988.
Nevertheless, we shall look, what oath was given by Prince Vladimir at a christening according to the Story of Time Years by Nestor. Under 6496 (ostensibly 988) contains in the Russian chronicle the text of the Creed accepted by Grand Prince Vladimir.
The citation, the Story of Time Years 6496 (988):
«I believe in the uniform God of the Father not given birth and in the uniform Son given birth, in uniform Spirit Sacred, proceeding: three perfect natures, mental, divided on number and nature, but not in divine essence: for the God unseparably is divided and incorporates without mixture, Father, the God Father eternally existing, stays in the paternity, not given birth, not initial, the beginning and an original cause to everything, only not to be born the grown-up, than the Son and Spirit; from him the Son before all times is born. The spirit Sacred proceeds outside of time and outside of a body; together there is Father, together the Son, together and Spirit Sacred. The son like same to the Father, only a birth differing from the Father and Spirit. The spirit Sacred same to the Father and the Son and eternally coexists with them. For to the Father paternity, to the Son sons, to Sacred Spirit proceed. Father passes in the Son or Spirit, neither the Son in the Father or Spirit, nor Spirit in the Son or in the Father: for their properties … Not three Gods, but one God as the deity is uniform in three persons are constant. Desire of the Father and Spirit to rescue the creation, not changing a human seed, has left and has come, as a divine seed, in maiden to a box pure and has accepted flesh animated, verbal and clever, before not former, and the God embodied was, was born not told in the way, having kept indestructible Virgin mothers, not having undergone neither confusions, nor mixtures, changes, and having remained as was, and becoming what was not, having become slavish - actually, instead of in imagination, everything, except for a sin, being is similar to us (people) … At the will was born, at the will has felt famine, at the will has felt thirst, at the will mourned, at the will was frightened, at the will has died - has died actually, instead of in imagination; all peculiar to a human nature, has gone through genuine tortures. When was crucifixion and has tasted death innocent, - has revived in own body, not knowing decay, has ascended on heavens, and villages to the right of the Father, and will come again with glory to judge alive and dead; Both has risen with the flesh, and will leave … I Profess and the christening water is uniform and spirit, I start to pure to secrets, I believe truly in a body and blood … I accept church legends and I worship pure correct to icons, I worship correct tree and to any cross, sacred power and to sacred vessels. I believe and in seven cathedrals of sacred fathers from which the first was in Nicaea 318 Fathers, damned the Aria both preaching pure and right belief. The second cathedral in Constantinople 150 Sacred Fathers who have damned doukhobor Macedonius, preaching one essence the Trinity. The third cathedral in Ephesus, 200 Sacred Fathers against Nestorius having damned which, sermon the Sacred Virgin. The fourth cathedral in Chalcedon 630 Sacred Fathers against Evtuh and Dioscorus which were damned by Sacred Fathers, having proclaimed our Lord Jesus Christ's the perfect God and the perfect person, the Fifth cathedral in Tsargrad 165 Sacred Fathers against doctrine Origen and against Evagrius which were damned by Sacred Fathers. The sixth cathedral in Tsargrad 170 Sacred Fathers against Sergius and Kur, damned by Sacred Fathers. The seventh cathedral in Nicaea 350 Sacred Fathers who have damned those who does not worship Sacred Icons ».
This Orthodox Creed concerns to second half X of century. At his comparison with modern variant Nicaea-Constantinople of the Creed leaves, that prince Vladimir yet did not know Virgin Maria, Pontius Pilate and Apostolic Church. Thus it named a theoretical name of the Savior – Jesus which was the outlined in advance name is pure the given birth boy. In the text Universal cathedrals of Christian church which had speculative character are mentioned and have been directed on formation of the theory of occurrence of Jesus Christ, and also on struggle against heresies.
Among other things it is found out, that Prince Vladimir divided Arianism heresy. In fact is higher in the Creed from STY it is told: « The Son like same to the Father, only a birth differing from the Father and Spirit ». But it’s should be « uniform same to the Father »!
The Creed of Prince Vladimir is based on Athanasian the Creed of IV century.
Athanasian the Creed is created by Athanasian from Alexandria (295-378).
The Latin text (Symbolum Quicumque):
«Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem:
Quam nisi quisque integram inviolatamque servaverit, absque dubio in aeternam peribit. Fides autem catholica haec est: ut unum Deum in Trinitate, et Trinitatem in unitate veneremur. Neque confundentes personas, neque substantiam seperantes. Alia est enim persona Patris alia Filii, alia Spiritus Sancti: Sed Patris, et Fili, et Spiritus Sancti una est divinitas, aequalis gloria, coeterna maiestas. Qualis Pater, talis Filius, talis Spiritus Sanctus. Increatus Pater, increatus Filius, increatus Spiritus Sanctus. Immensus Pater, immensus Filius, immensus Spiritus Sanctus. Aeternus Pater, aeternus Filius, aeternus Spiritus Sanctus. Et tamen non tres aeterni, sed unus aeternus. Sicut non tres increati, nec tres immensi, sed unus increatus, et unus immensus. Similiter omnipotens Pater, omnipotens Filius, omnipotens Spiritus Sanctus. Et tamen non tres omnipotentes, sed unus omnipotens. Ita Deus Pater, Deus Filius, Deus Spiritus Sanctus. Et tamen non tres dii, sed unus est Deus. Ita Dominus Pater, Dominus Filius, Dominus Spiritus Sanctus. Et tamen non tres Domini, sed unus est Dominus. Quia, sicut singillatim unamquamque personam Deum ac Dominum confiteri christiana veritate compelimur: ita tres Deos aut Dominos dicere catholica religione prohibemur. Pater a nullo est factus: nec creatus, nec genitus. Filius a Patre solo est: non factus, nec creatus, sed genitus. Spiritus Sanctus a Patre et Filio: non factus, nec creatus, nec genitus, sed procedens. Unus ergo Pater, non tres Patres: unus Filius, non tres Filii: unus Spiritus Sanctus, non tres Spiritus Sancti. Et in hac Trinitate nihil prius aut posterius, nihil maius aut minus: sed totae tres personae coaeternae sibi sunt et coaequales. Ita ut per omnia, sicut iam supra dictum est, et unitas in Trinitate, et Trinitas in unitate veneranda sit. Qui vult ergo salvus esse, ita de Trinitate sentiat. Sed necessarium est ad aeternam salutem, ut incarnationem quoque Domini nostri Iesu Christi fideliter credat. Est ergo fides recta ut credamus et confiteamur, quia Dominus noster Iesus Christus, Dei Filius, Deus et homo est. Deus est ex substantia Patris ante saecula genitus: et homo est ex substantia matris in saeculo natus. Perfectus Deus, perfectus homo: ex anima rationali et humana carne subsistens. Aequalis Patri secundum divinitatem: minor Patre secundum humanitatem. Qui licet Deus sit et homo, non duo tamen, sed unus est Christus. Unus autem non conversione divinitatis in carnem, sed assumptione humanitatis in Deum. Unus omnino, non confusione substantiae, sed unitate personae. Nam sicut anima rationalis et caro unus est homo: ita Deus et homo unus est Christus. Qui passus est pro salute nostra: descendit ad inferos: tertia die resurrexit a mortuis. Ascendit ad caelos, sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis: inde venturus est iudicare vivos et mortuos. Ad cuius adventum omnes homines resurgere habent cum corporibus suis: et reddituri sunt de factis propriis rationem. Et qui bona egerunt, ibunt in vitam aeternam: qui vero mala, in ignem aeternum. Haec est fides catholica, quam nisi quisque fideliter firmiterque crediderit, salvus esse non poterit. Amen.»
English text of Athanasian Creed:
«Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic Faith. Which Faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled; without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. And the Catholic Faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and another of the Holy Ghost. But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, is all one; the Glory equal, the Majesty coeternal. Such as the Father is; such is the Son; and such is the Holy Ghost. The Father uncreated; the Son uncreated; and the Holy Ghost uncreated. The Father unlimited; the Son unlimited; and the Holy Ghost unlimited. The Father eternal; the Son eternal; and the Holy Ghost eternal. And yet they are not three eternals; but one eternal. As also there are not three uncreated; nor three infinites, but one uncreated; and one infinite. So likewise the Father is Almighty; the Son Almighty; and the Holy Ghost Almighty. And yet they are not three Almighties; but one Almighty. So the Father is God; the Son is God; and the Holy Ghost is God. And yet they are not three Gods; but one God. So likewise the Father is Lord; the Son Lord; and the Holy Ghost Lord. And yet not three Lords; but one Lord. For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity; to acknowledge every Person by himself to be God and Lord; So are we forbidden by the Catholic Religion; to say, There are three Gods, or three Lords. The Father is made of none; neither created, nor begotten. The Son is of the Father alone; not made, nor created; but begotten. The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son; neither made, nor created, nor begotten; but proceeding. So there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts. And in this Trinity none is before, or after another; none is greater, or less than another. But the whole three Persons are coeternal, and coequal. So that in all things, as aforesaid; the Unity in Trinity, and the Trinity in Unity, is to be worshipped. He therefore that will be saved, let him thus think of the Trinity.
Furthermore it is necessary to everlasting salvation; that he also believe faithfully the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the right Faith is, that we believe and confess; that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man; God, of the Essence of the Father; begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the Essence of his Mother, born in the world. Perfect God; and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting. Equal to the Father, as touching his Godhead; and inferior to the Father as touching his Manhood. Who although he is God and Man; yet he is not two, but one Christ. One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh; but by assumption of the Manhood into God. One altogether; not by confusion of Essence; but by unity of Person. For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man; so God and Man is one Christ; Who suffered for our salvation; descended into hell; rose again the third day from the dead. He ascended into heaven, he sitteth on the right hand of the God the Father Almighty, from whence he will come to judge the quick and the dead. At whose coming all men will rise again with their bodies; And shall give account for their own works. And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire. This is the Catholic Faith; which except a man believe truly and firmly, he cannot be saved. Amen»
Thus, in Russian annals directly also it is clearly told, that else in X century the Orthodox Church was not Apostolic as bible events of the New Testament have not taken place yet. Pontius Pilate did not exist at all in the nature, in fact Pontius it is old original name of Black Sea, and Pilate is an area Galata in Tsargrad.
Grand Prince Vladimir has received rank of Equal–to–Apostles Sacred extremely that it in the most alive image participated in creation of Christianity – it became the father to Virgin Maria and grandfather to Lord Jesus Christ Zlatoust (Gold Lips). Virgin Maria Vladimirovna counted the confessor of bishop of Great Novgorod Joachim, therefore in the Gospel parents of the Virgin is Anna and Joachim is written down. By mother Maria was Terrestrial Tsarina is the daughter of Empress Anna Macedonian.
Apostles of Christian Church still were not born at all, it happened in some years after Vladimir's christening …
Grand Prince and Pontifex Maximus
Valeriy Viktorovich Kubarev