by James Bogardus, Russia Insider:
“We Russians are a people … who have passed through the difficult stages of denial of God’s existence and … have now turned to God – and what we see is wonderful.”
This short excerpt is a particularly good example of the almost daily sermons the head of the Russian church, Kirill, gives as he travels around Russia. They are all broadcast on Russian Christian TV channels and on the internet and reach a wide audience.
Kirill is a remarkably good speaker. Here, he puts into a nutshell the stark spiritual divergence of Russia and the West.
Very interesting, and very revealing.
We are not sure of the date of this recording, but it is relatively recent.
Full transcript follows below:
We know that some developed and powerful countries, using their wealth and power, are trying to uproot faith from their societies.
That does not mean that the people of these countries no longer have faith, rather it is just harder and harder for them to confess it.
We are a people, Holy Rus, Russia, who have passed through the difficult stages of full denial of God’s existence and any presence of God in people’s lives, have now turned to God and what we see is wonderful.
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