Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Vissarion claims to be the new Christ
Vissarion is a Russian mystic. He was born January 14, 1961. He founded and heads a religious sect known as the Church of the Last Testament with its head church in the Siberian Taiga.
He has around 4,000 followers in around thirty villages in the immediate vicinity of his base at Sun City. He has proclaimed himself a new Christ. The Russian Orthodox Church is most unhappy with the proliferation of new sects since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Vissarionite sect has assimilated many elements of Russian Orthodoxy Buddhism and Taoism and welded them to green values. Veganism is compulsory for all.