Vladimir Putin: It’s impossible to imagine Russia without the spiritual experience of the Russian Orthodox Church

Moscow, May 26, 2017

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It is impossible to imagine the Russian state without the spiritual and historical experience of the Russian Orthodox Church, is what Russian President Vladimir Putin stated yesterday in his speech to the congregation at the Divine Liturgy in Sretensky Monastery. President Putin prayed at the Liturgy that followed the Great Consecration of the new church, which is dedicated to the Resurrection and the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia.

“Our country, and Russian statehood itself is impossible to imagine without the spiritual and historical experience of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is passed down from generation to generation through pastoral words,” said the President.

In the Russian President’s opinion, the new cathedral in the center of the capital city will become a “bright and magnetic center of religious and enlightenment activity,” and will “facilitate the inculcation in our society of the idea of goodness, mutual respect, and peacemaking.”

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As a gift to the newly-consecrated church, Vladimir Putin presented an eighteenth-century icon of St. John the Forerunner. The icon was placed in the church’s altar.

Pravoslavie.ru

5/26/2017

Comments
Paok5/28/2017 9:36 pm
All those who love Christ, should be praying that God will protect Russia and one of the last Christ loving Christian presidents in the world. Putin is far better than any of the godless, dishonorable and whore-like politicians we have in the West. May God help Putin, and bless the Holy Russian lands so that repentance will continue throughout Russia and that the Russian people will continue to return to their Holy Mother - The True Church of Christ!
Paok5/28/2017 9:35 pm
Let there be no doubt that this is why the whole world is against Russia! Vladimir Putin and Holy Russia have been blessed with the privilege of being "hated by all men" for His (Christ's) Holy names sake. The one thing that Russia has, and that the West has rejected is Christ and the true, holy and blameless Faith.
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