A conversation with the dean of the reviving Church of the Nativity of the Most-holy Mother of God on the Nizhny Dol in Vologda, archpriest Alexander Lebedev, about the “wickedness of our days”, given to us for repentance; our so-called “ordinary” sins; the “point of no return”; and the “salvation scheme” of the wise thief.
"We pray to the Almighty God that the forthcoming meeting will help foster mutual understanding on many questions which trouble the Christian world and will enable the establishment of peaceful cooperation with other Christian confessions which witness the One Christ God, our Savior."
We have requested Fr. Alexander Lebedev, senior priest of the Church of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (at the Marketplace) of Vologda, to tell us about where the Church gets money and how the money is spent. For those interested, we add that this priest used to ride to services on a motorized scooter; that is until it was stolen. Then it became necessary for him to buy a Ford for the community.