Skip to comments.Russian Orthodox Church will call for a war against "aggressive liberalism" (Google translated)
Posted on 04/08/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT by cunning_fish
ROC will call for a war against "aggressive liberalism"
The Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted a circular, calling on believers to fight the "anti-clerical forces" and "false values of aggressive liberalism." According to the April 7 blog post on the website of radio station "Ekho Moskvy" religious scholar and journalist Valery Retired, the document will be read from the pulpits of orthodox churches on April 8, the feast of Palm Sunday.
Next Retired leads the full text of the circular.
According to the report, the ROC believes that in Russia there are "anti-clerical forces" who do not like the church's active role in the life of the country and its ability to "unite millions of people." These forces are allegedly seeking to discredit the clergy to divide society and make the Russians to turn away from the temples.
"These forces joined those promoting false values of aggressive liberalism, because the Church is adamant in its position of opposition to such anti-Christian events such as the recognition of same-sex unions, freedom of expression of all desires, uncontrollable consumerism, promote permissiveness and sexual immorality" - says the circular.
According to the compilers of the circular, the confrontation between the Church and her enemies become more acute. "Clerics engage in provocations, hierarchs and clergy are the focus of attention disaffected who are looking for the slightest clue in order to distort all, creating a dirty newsworthy" - the document says.
The document also lists the cases of "desecration of churches" that have taken place in recent months, in particular, referred to as "sacrilege" committed by February 21 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (the day it took place "punk-a prayer," the group Pussy Riot ).
On the "anti-clerical forces' responsibility and liability for the" slanderous information attack on the Primate of the Church. "
The circular calls on believers to "preserve unanimity," to defend their beliefs, as well as to resist calls for forgiveness: "Let us remember that the lack of repentance, the sinner is able to adopt in the minds of their own" rightness "and push to the repetition of sinful acts."
April 22 will make a public prayer "in defense of the faith, desecrated shrines, the Church and its good name."
At the conclusion of the clergy are calling for repentance and remind us that the church is ready to "be happy to take any repentant sinner."
April 3, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill at a meeting of the Supreme Church Council called on the ROC think the answer to "a strong anti-church rhetoric." The circular mentions that he was an outcome of this meeting.
Wow, good luck there, fellahs...
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