The League of Saint Brendan


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – the ‘brain dead’ zombie organization that lives on decades after the end of the Cold War – continues to exert tremendous influence over many nations in Western Europe and North America, thanks in large measure to ‘bags of full of money’ with which Washington City buys their loyalty.

As it may well be imagined, this influence is highly negative.  It is a product of and reinforces many of the evils that have arisen in the West over the last 1,200 years.  Mr Christopher Black recounts some of this:

‘The European egocentric and ignorant view of themselves as the superior beings of the world, which arose out of their ignorance of the world and the dogmatism of the Catholic Church, and the later promotion by the Protestants of the individual as all important, instead of the collective society, which denied the identity of each with all and with nature, created a society that regarded others as outside them, and so were not of them, but instead things to be used and exploited just as they have used and exploited the planet as a whole.

‘The rapid spread of European destruction, from the conquest of Mexico and the slaughter of millions there to the subjugations and exterminations of peoples all over North and Central and South America, Africa, India, reaching to Asia, Australia and the islands of all the seas, led first by Spain and Portugal, then Britain and France, The Netherlands, and other nations, from 1500 to the 1770’s, led to a cloud of misery descending onto the peoples who were unfortunate enough to have something they wanted.

‘The British colonial project resulted in the creation of the United States of America, founded by British colonists who regarded the individual as paramount and riches their goal in life; who regarded human life as nothing more than a tool for enrichment or an impediment to be eliminated. This society, as soon as it was created began its wars of conquest and slaughter across the continent and then in the 19th century attempted to take Canada, then Mexico and other regional states under its control.

‘After most of the world that could be colonised fell under colonial domination with the seizure of more colonies by Britain, Germany, France and Belgium from Africa to Indo-China, the United States turned on its rival imperialist powers, the first being Spain, whose colonies were seized by the USA in the Spanish-American War of 1898 which was begun on a pretext as is usually the case in American wars.

‘The stresses of the competition between the USA and among the European colonial powers as the 20th century dawned led to the Great War of 1914-18 in which western imperialism reached its heights as the USA emerged as the most powerful of the colonial-imperialist powers while Britain and France were bankrupted, even though Britain took over the German colonies in Africa.

‘In the 1930’s, with most of the planet now colonised by these powers and with Japan rising as a colonial power in Asia, with Italy trying to regain control over parts of Africa, and all of them having to face the new political reality of socialism with the creation of the Soviet Union which blocked the ability of western capital to exploit Russia and all the lands of Asia, social discontent as a world depression set in.

‘Markets had become saturated from over-production, production and distribution plummeted, communism became the defender of the working people and oppressed, threatening the rule of capital everywhere. A violent reaction set in. For the industrial-financial capital of the western powers war was the only way out of their dilemma, in their twisted logic, destruction in order to rebuild, mass murder of millions to save a degraded society. Fascism rose out of the discontent as a means to channel that discontent against the progressive forces of the people and in support of capital and any and all violence was acceptable to achieve their aims. Morality is something that comes from within; actions follow character. The combined west, its entire society, revealed in the 1930s and 1940s that it has no morality and never will have. They care for no one but themselves and are capable of anything to advance their will to power.’

The fascism/Nazism that the Allies were supposedly fighting to defeat in WWII instead lies at the heart of the putrid, undead NATO corpse.  The intimate connections between the two are presented in an essay by Miss Cynthia Chung:

Adolf Heusinger, who served as the Operations Chief within the general staff of the High Command of the German Army in the Nazi German Armed Forces from 1938 to 1944. He was then appointed acting Chief of the General Staff for the Nazis.

‘Heusinger, like Gehlen, would never be tried at the Nuremberg trials. Instead, he was given control over the newly established West German army, as general of the Bundeswehr from 1957 to 1961. He then became Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1961-1964. This overlapped with the period of heightened assassination attempts against de Gaulle, to which NATO’s Operation Gladio was implicated (see Part 3).

Hans Speidel, a Nazi general, was one of the major military leaders of West Germany during the early Cold War. He was a principal founder of the Bundeswehr. He was a major figure in the German rearmament and oversaw the Bundeswehr’s integration into NATO. (10) He became a military advisor to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and the Supreme Commander of NATO’s ground force in Central Europe from 1957-1963.

‘According to an article in Der Spiegel (11), which cited documents released by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (foreign intelligence agency of Germany) in 2014, Heusinger and Speidel may have been part of the Schnez-Truppe, a secret illegal army that veterans of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS established in Germany in 1949 in order to repel an attack by the Soviet Union.

‘You would think such a thing were unlikely or even impossible, but the truth was that such a secret illegal army made up of Nazis post-WWII follows NATO’s Operation Gladio to the script.

Johannes Steinhoff, Luftwaffe fighter pilot during WWII and recipient of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (the Nazi military’s highest award), became the German Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in 1960, served as Acting Commander Allied Air Forces Central Europe in NATO from 1965-1966, as Inspector of the Air Force 1966-1970 and as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee from 1971–1974.

Johann von Kielmansegg, General Staff officer to the High Command of the Wehrmacht 1942-1944, was lieutenant general of NATO’s Supreme Command of Allied Land Forces Central Europe in Fontainebleau and NATO’s Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe from 1967-1968.

Jurgen Bennecke was also a general in the Wehrmacht and was NATO’s Commander in Chief of the Allied Forces Central Europe from 1968-1973.

Ernst Ferber, a Major in the Wehrmacht and group leader of the organizational department of the Supreme Command of the Army (Wehrmacht) from 1943-1945 and recipient of the Iron Cross 1st Class, was NATO’s Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe from 1973-1975.

Karl Schnell, battery chief in the Western campaign in 1940, later First General Staff Officer of the LXXVI Panzer Corps in 1944 and recipient of the Iron Cross 2nd Class, was NATO’s Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe from 1975-1977.

Franz Joseph Schulze, a Lieutenant in the reserve and Chief of the 3rd Battery of the Flak Storm Regiment 241 and recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross in 1944, was NATO’s Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe from 1977-1979.

Ferdinand von Senger und Etterlin, Lieutenant of 24th Panzer Division in the German 6th Army, adjutant to Army High Command, was NATO’s Commander in Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe 1979-1983.

‘[Note: This is not a complete list of “former” Nazis who served under NATO.]

‘Thus, from 1957 to 1983, NATO had at least one if not several high ranking “former” Nazis in full command of multiple departments within NATO.

The position of NATO Commander and Chief of Allied Forces Central Europe (CINCENT Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe – AFCENT) was a position that was filled SOLELY by “former” Nazis for 18 YEARS STRAIGHT, from 1965-1983.

‘Can you see a pattern forming yet?

‘As previously mentioned in this series, in the context of this, NATO’s recent twitter scandal posting the Black Sun Nazi occult symbol this past international women’s day, might not have been a slip-up after all…’

Thus, there is an urgent need to de-Nazify not only the Ukraine but the entire West, as stated by The Saker and other analysts.

But this is not enough. Nature abhors a vacuum, Aristotle said.  The Lord Jesus Christ illustrates this brilliantly in his parable of the man from whom a demon has been cast out:

‘When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest; and finding none he says, “I will return to my house from which I came.” And when he comes he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first’ (The Holy Gospel according to St Luke, 11:24-26).

If the Nazi ideology were expelled from the NATO nations, it must be replaced by something better, or else spirits more evil and harmful than the former will inhabit them.  And the only thing that will suffice to ward off the evil powers is the Orthodox Faith, the original Christian Faith of the European peoples, before the distortions of the Roman bishops (the Roman Catholic Popes), the Protestants, etc., arose.

There is one saint of the Orthodox Church in particular who is very relevant to the NATO countries:  St Brendan the Voyager of Clonfert, Ireland:

‘SAINT BRENDAN was born in 484 in Ciarraighe Luachra near the port of Tralee, in County Kerry, in the province of Munster, in the south west of Ireland. He was baptized at Tubrid, near Ardfert, by Saint Erc. For five years he was educated under Saint Ita, "the Brigid of Munster", and he completed his studies under Saint Erc, who ordained him priest in 512. Between the years 512 and 530 St Brendan built monastic cells at Ardfert, and, at the foot of Mount Brandon, Shanakeel— Seana Cill, usually translated as "the old church"— also called Baalynevinoorach.

‘From here he is supposed to have set out on his famous seven years voyage for Paradise. The old Irish Calendars assigned a special feast for the "Egressio familiae S. Brendani", on March 22; and St Aengus the Culdee, in his Litany composed at the close of the eighth century, invokes "the sixty who accompanied St. Brendan in his quest for the Land of Promise".’



‘St. Brendan is one of the greatest ascetics who lived in Ireland. According to tradition, at the age of two little Brendan was given by St. Erc to the care of the illustrious holy Abbess Ita († c. 570; feast: January 15) of Killeedy in Limerick, known as “the Foster-mother of the Irish Saints”. Under St. Ita Brendan studied the rudiments of Christianity for five years, and he retained the love and respect for the abbess who nurtured and taught him always. After Killeedy, St. Brendan is believed to have gone to Tuam in Galway, to the famous monastery and school founded by St. Jarlath († c. 540; feast: June 6). Besides, St. Brendan was a disciple of St. Enda of Inishmore (+ c. 530; feast: March 21), one of the earliest monastic founders in Ireland.

‘Our saint also went to the famous Clonard Monastery in County Meath with the great St. Finnian († 549; feast: December 12), “the Teacher of the Irish Saints”, or one of his successors. Notably, St. Brendan the Navigator (like his saintly namesake, St. Brendan of Birr in Offaly, who reposed in c. 573 and is feasted on November 29) is ranked among “the Twelve Apostles of Ireland”, all of whom were in Clonard. Lastly, tradition says that the young saint travelled to Wales, where he spent some time with St. Gildas (or St. Cadoc) at Llancarfan in Glamorgan, in the monastery famous for its learning. Irish and Welsh monasticism of the age were closely interconnected.

‘Having been instructed by such celebrated monastic saints, St. Brendan was tonsured a monk, ordained, and then journeyed to the west of his native Ireland to found churches, do extensive missionary work and shepherd his fellow-countrymen. All his biographers wrote that St. Brendan led an austere ascetic life and gained fame as a wonderworker. He excelled in extraordinary zeal for prayer, extreme abstinence, profound humility, and great mercy and love for everyone. In Ireland and Scotland (which he visited many times) St. Brendan established a huge number of monasteries. The most famous of them, founded in about 559, was Clonfert, on the west bank of the River Shannon in County Galway. Clonfert, set up by St. Brendan, was renowned all over Ireland. At one time it is said that it had some 3,000 monks, future missionaries who later travelled all over Europe to preach the Gospel.’

--Mr Dmitry Lapa

But it is St Brendan’s voyage across the Atlantic (recounted in the long poem from the eighth or ninth century, The Voyage of St Brendan) that seals his significance for the West:

‘It is thought that St. Brendan and his band of companions did make a seven-year-long voyage across the Atlantic to the west of their native land, visiting the same islands on the days of major Church feasts every year to serve the Liturgy. However, the purpose of their travels was unceasing prayer to God (as ascetic practice; in this case the ocean served as their “desert”), building churches and chapels, converting insular inhabitants, and probably spreading Irish manuscripts and other skills. It is even possible that these missionaries some 1000 years before Christopher Columbus reached the shores of North and Central America, Greenland and Newfoundland, or even South America and the Canary Islands.

‘What is certain, however, is that St. Brendan sailed to the Hebrides (where he founded at least two monasteries: on Tiree and Eileach an Naoimh, where very early monastic ruins survive), Orkney, Shetland (all of them in Scotland), mainland Scotland (where he founded at least one monastic community on its west coast and had a memorable meeting with St. Columba of Iona), the Faeroes (now belonging to Denmark), Iceland (where he is remembered in some traditions), Wales (where St. Malo was among his friends) and Brittany’ (Ibid.).

Thus, St Brendan, - by founding monasteries and churches in, sending disciples to, and sailing to and walking upon many of the lands of the North Atlantic – joins them all together within himself, making St Brendan a most fitting image of and patron saint for the nations that make up the NATO alliance.

His life as a seafarer and the thalassocratic nature of NATO makes St Brendan an even more fitting father for the NATO countries.

All of this being so, we would propose that NATO be phased out and replaced by the League of St Brendan the Voyager, a true league of friendship between the North Atlantic peoples under the patronage of St Brendan that would combine some of the economic and political characteristics of the CSTO and the Belt and Road Initiative, a grand civilizational space in which the Orthodox Faith would once again be the primary cultural force, one that points its countries toward the true Paradise of theosis and not the false imitations of transgenderism, transhumanism, and so on.

And because of its Orthodox spirit, it would be able to overcome the dialectal opposition between its sea focus and the land power of Russia:

‘Interestingly, Archpriest Alexander Shabanov, who serves in the churches of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God and of St. Arseny of Tver in the Russian city of Tver, has dedicated some of his books to the pre-schism saints of the British Isles and Ireland, including St. Brendan the Voyager. In his works, “St. Brendan the Navigator, in Quest of the Promised Island” and “Boats to St. Brendan” (both in Russian), he did thorough research into the “Navigatio” from several perspectives, trying to trace elements of truth and fiction and various influences of medieval sagas on St. Brendan’s voyages. At the end of his work he speculates that St. Brendan and his companions/followers might have walked through Scandinavia, the Baltic, reaching the Kola Peninsula, visiting some areas in what is now northwestern Russia, especially the districts near Ladoga Lake, Lake Ilmen and the Volkhov River. He proceeds to suppose that the Baptism of Russia took place not without the participation of Celts (the Irish), who may have built some churches and erected Celtic “standing crosses” in the mentioned areas, and even in Novgorod and Kiev (he puts forward the hypothesis that the first monastery in Kiev until the eleventh century was Irish!). Though we completely lack evidence to prove this, some contemporary historians speculate that individual Irish missionaries may have walked as far eastwards as Russia’s north. It is not impossible’ (Ibid.).

This, then, is our vision and our hope:  The end of the NATO alliance as we have known it, and its replacement with an Orthodox North Atlantic league of friendship stretching from North America across Europe and embracing Russia, too.

May God bring it into being and bless it, through the prayers of St Brendan the Voyager.