Voices from Russia

Friday, 13 May 2016

13 May 2016. I Was Sick and You Visited Me

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“I was sick and you visited me”… one either incarnates Christ’s example or one is a hypocrite… full stop. Bishop Panteleimon Shatov of Orekhovo-Zuyevo is Chairman of the MP Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Service (OTsBSS). He’s an all-round good guy… one of the best. Yet, he personally went to hospitals in Moscow on Christmas (and Easter) to visit with patients, bring them small gifts, and to show Christian compassion (without mawkish sentimentality or showy publicity). This is what the Christian Life is all about. It’s not about peering over the tops of toilet stalls or waving placards…

BMD

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