вторник, 28 июля 2009 г.
Patriarch Kirill heads celebrations of the Day of Russia's Baptism in Ukraine
Kiev, July 28, Interfax - Several thousands believers prayed together with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the Kiev Laura on the Caves on St. Vladimir Day.
Addressing the believers after the service, the Patriarch urged to preserve church unity commanded by the Baptist of Russia and reminded that the Church should be the place where people gain experience of love and unity.
"How hypocritical, how terrible it is when divisions for the sake of some allegedly supreme purposes take place in the Church! Divisions that reveal the most horrific thing for a Christian - the lack of love," the Patriarch said.
The Primate urged to pray to St. Vladimir "so that he will give us the power to love a husband, a wife, a sister, children, those who work with us."
"May he give us power to love enemies and prove with experience of our life that meek image of the baptized Kievan Prince is an ideal of the Holy Russia rather than a face transfigured by anger preaching some human truth and this ideal is unconquerable and invincible as it God's word, not a human one," the Patriarch said.