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Anonymous asked: What do you mean when you say you believe in obedience of state to church?

It means that the Church should not hold secular authority, but secular authority should honour the fact that the Church exists as a moral authority in a nation, and thus should be obeyed. Whatever the state does, it must not contradict the moral teachings of the Church. The State will always claim to be making decisions based on practical but also moral grounds. Since moral grounds cannot be established on a humanistic basis (as modern democracies attempt in a fit of delusion), the Church must be sought out for such guidance.


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

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19 июля 2014, 100-летие освящения Казанского храма в п. Вырица by spbpda on Flickr.

20140725 #08 by AGB-GX20 on Flickr.

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25 июля 2014, Свято-Троицкая Сергиева Приморская мужская пустынь by spbpda on Flickr.


Cathedral of the Dormition in the Moscow Kremlin

Artist: Henry Charles Brewer

Don’t wage your Christian struggle with sermons and arguments, but with true love. When we argue, others react. When we love people, they are moved and we win them over. When we love we think that we offer something to others, but in reality we are the first to benefit.

St. Porphyrios

Anonymous asked: Opinion on Hamas?

Negative. I look at Hamas simply as a product of circumstance, though. Israel promotes hatred, and creates an environment for extremism to flourish. Oppressive behaviours breed disturbance and militancy.