Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has asked “do not knock people off” to the creative intelligentsia, which in recent years has arrogated to itself the right to “bear people temptation and sin.” This was announced by the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church in his sermon after the Liturgy on November 20 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.
In his opinion, at present, the art, designed to cultivate the human personality and to enrich it, it becomes “kettlebell, which does not allow man to fly.”
Patriarch Kirill urged intellectuals “not to rock the boat of human passions”, in order not to repeat in Russia, the revolutionary events of a century ago.
According to him, all people, loving Russia, we need to unite to confront the various challenges.
Now is the time for rallying of all healthy forces, and the Church, art and culture, our writers, scientists, all those people who love the Motherland must be together today, — said the Patriarch. — We enter a critical period of development of human civilization.
According to him, now visibly approaching events mentioned in the book of revelation the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian.
You have to be blind not to see the approach of the formidable moments of history”, — said the Patriarch.
Patriarch Kirill also recalled that the approaching and removing the end of the world depends on us.
As previously reported IA REGNUM, November 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church happy birthday. The head of state gave Patriarch Kirill the painting “the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin” written by the artist Vladimir Lapovok.