Voices from Russia

Sunday, 30 March 2008

30 March 2008: A Thought from Fr Vsevolod

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A bishop preached a sermon to seminarians and the girls from a diocesan college. The keynote theme of his address was our exposure to worldly vices. “What kind of society surrounds us? (The bishop held up his hands to heaven) On the right of us, are prostitutes! (His right hand pointed to the right, where the college girls were) On the left of us, are drug addicts! (He gestured towards the seminarians) Directly in front of us are racketeers and mafiosi!” (Both his hands reached forth to the clergy who stood before the pulpit listening attentively to every archpastoral word)

Fr Vsevolod Chaplin

Deputy Chairman (Zamglavy) of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate

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