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On Mongolian Christians

Interesting data:

«From a research project we conducted in 2011 we learned that:

  • 53-percent of self-identifying Mongolian Christians admit to using idols or images for the purpose of worship
  • 69-percent of Mongolian Christians rely on astrology
  • 59-percent of Mongolian Christians either believe in the Buddhist concept of rebirth, or are unsure if it’s false
  • 27-percent of Mongolian Christians believe that Buddhism and Christianity are compatible religious systems. Syncretism of Buddhism and shamanism with Christianity is rampant
  • Additionally, nearly one quarter of professing Mongolian believers hold a false view about the identity of Jesus. This is critical. Without a proper view of Jesus’ identity there can be no salvation»

Is Christianity Reaching Majority Status In Mongolia?


[видео] А. Д. Цендина. Гадательные практики монголов

Доклад на конференции «Рифтинские чтения», Москва, ИКВИА НИУ ВШЭ.

Несторианские кресты эпохи Юань


«The bronze crosses – so called because of their overall cruciform shapes – measure between 3 cm and 8 cm in height and are symmetrical, featuring an outline in high relief and a loop on the back. Their flatness and loop suggest that they could have been pinned on the body as decorative ornaments or personal seals – the latter function further supported by the survival of red-coloured ink deposits in some of the designs, showing that the seals were used as chops to print unique designs on other surfaces, perhaps letters. Scholars also believe that the crosses could have been used as clan identification objects in Mongolian tribes, or symbols that differentiated between male and female clan members. Other theories suggest that the crosses could have been used superstitiously as magical chops to seal properties when owners were away.

… The crosses displayed in different categories also show different motifs and geometric patterns. One highly recognisable recurring motif is the swastika, a Buddhist symbol since the 1st century, which is often represented in the centre, forming hybrid symbols with the straight or rounded parts of the cross shapes. This use of the swastika in combination with the Christian motif of the cross was specific to the Nestorians in China. In other examples, bands that formally represent radiating beams connect the four arms of the cross, seemingly referencing the literary meaning of Jing Jiao in Chinese as ‘luminous religion’. Floral patterns, popular as motifs in Persian culture, are found in other crosses, while Chinese seal-like forms, including the popular form of the Chinese character gong (Text Box: ), recur on other designs, further showing the mix of cultural symbols incorporated into the designs of the artefacts. The animal-shaped motifs on some of the crosses stand out even more distinctly than the recognisable geometric patterns. Most of these motifs recall the shapes of birds – some single ones, others with two heads or pairs of intertwined wings and bodies. These birds are either spreading their wings, reinforcing the strict symmetry of the cruciform shapes, or showing no wings or feathers, confined in the centre of the crosses. While it might be tempting for viewers to think of the birds as white doves, symbolising the Holy Spirit in Christianity, there is no evidence that this iconography existed in Eastern Christianity and Nestorianism in China. Rather, the single bird motif could have been meant as an eagle, a religious symbol for Mongolians who worshipped the sky. The two-headed birds could also have been Buddhist symbols of fire and light, while the double birds with turning heads conform to a popular motif in Persian art at that time».


Монгольские шаманы (фото)

guardian_shamansКрасивые фотографии монгольских шаманских ритуалов.

Book: Dark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia

Dark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of MongoliaDark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia by Hamid Sardar.

Хамид Сардар — по моему скромному мнению, лучший фотограф, снимавший Монголию.


Далай-лама в Монголии (2016, пресса)


Далай-лама прибыл в Монголию. ФОТО

Не все буддийские монахи рады визиту Далай-ламы XIV

Программа визита Его Святейшество Далай-ламы в Монголии

Фоторепортаж: Встреча Далай-ламы с верующими в столице Монголии

Далай-лама совершает визит в Монголию, несмотря на протесты Китая

Далай-лама: «Между монголами и тибетцами издревле существовали братские связи». ВИДЕО

Паломники из Бурятии стремятся встретиться с Далай-ламой и получить благословение

Самые яркие моменты встречи с Далай ламой. Спорткомплекс “Буянт-Ухаа” 20 ноября 2016г. ФОТО

Далай-ламу в Монголии согревала вера людей – Тэло Тулку Ринпоче

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Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire Part 3 — The Role of Religion

Michal Biran,  Christopher ATWOOD, and Johan ELVERSKOG.