Search This Blog

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Hobbit's Eye of Sauron in Moscow: Russian Orthodox church warns of 'divine retribution'

Eye of Sauron on Moscow skyscraper  




Moscow (AFP) - A Russian Orthodox Church spokesman decried the installation, to be affixed to the 21st floor of a skyscraper, as a ‘symbol of the triumph of evil’

The Russian Orthodox Church warned Tuesday of dire consequences for Moscow if plans proceed for a skyscraper light installation modelled on the all-seeing evil eye at the centre of JRR Tolkien's fantasy novels. 

A property company plans to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st floor of a skyscraper this week to celebrate the release of the final part of Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of "The Hobbit." 

In Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and also in the subsequent "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, the Eye of Sauron is a giant flaming eye controlled by the "dark lord" Sauron and allowing him to watch anyone who puts on the fateful, power-giving ring. 

The installation is planned as a 10-metre (33 foot) sphere on top of a 21-storey building, with a light show projecting from behind to create a 3-D effect, said Polina Murova, spokeswoman for the property company behind the stunt. But for the Russian Orthodox Church, the evil eye is no fiction. "This is a demonic symbol," the Russian Orthodox Church's head of public affairs, Vsevolod Chaplin told Govorit Moskva radio station. 

"Such a symbol of the triumph of evil is rising up over the city, becoming practically the highest object in the city. Is that good or bad? I'm afraid it's more likely bad. Just don't be surprised later if something goes wrong with the city." 

The eye is due to be switched on Thursday evening and to remain lit for seven hours, the property company that owns the tower, Hals Development, announced, saying it was designed by a group of designers called Svecheniye, or Radiance. 

Murova insisted the project was "not a promotion" for the film, but that the designers were simply fans and had approached the company with the idea. Whether or not divine intervention was involved was unclear, but forecasts of heavy snowfall were threatening to scupper the project, Murova said. Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies", the final part of his three-part version of the Tolkien book, stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

 The Eye of Sauron hovers over Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s the Lord of the Rings. PR

Google+


Category

1915 Armenian Genocide 21st-century Christian martyrs‎ africa al assad Al Qaeda albania anti-Morsi protests Apostles Arab Christian Arab-Orthodox Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov army Asia Australia bank BBC Belarusian Orthodox Church Bethlehem bible Bible movies bible translations bulgaria Bulgarian Orthodox Church Byzantine byzantine music C.I.A. Cairo China Christian Armenians christianity christians christmas Christmas Traditions Christmas tree church Conspiracy Constantinople coptic church copts cyprus daily news Documentary Easter economy Ecumenical Patriarch Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople egypt egypt pope elder Elder Ephraim of Vatopaidi elder joseph of vatopaidi elder Paisios Elder Porphyrios english subtitles Epiphany europe food Fr Seraphim Rose france FREE books FREE Greetings Cards fyrmacedonia Georgian Orthodox Church germany greece greek greek food greek music Greek Orthodox Church Greek Orthodox Easter greek orthodoxy health and medicine Holy Fathers Holy Scripture Holy Tradition icon Internet Interview iran islam islamist israel Italy jerusalem Jesus Christ jews jihad killed libya mafia Middle East Miraculous Icon monastery money mother of god mount athos Mount Sinai Movie Trailers music muslim muslims news orthodox church Orthodox Church in America pakistan Palestine patristic tradition photo photos picture politics pope Prophecy protests quotes recipes religion romania romanian orthodox church Russia Russian Orthodox Church saint Saints science Shroud of Turin Son of God spy St Nicholas of Myra syria The Mount Athos Food Evolution theotokos travel turkey tv UK Ukraine Ukrainian Orthodox Church usa Vatican vatopaidi video war Watch FREE full movie world
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...