Posted 15 октября 2021, 11:27
Published 15 октября 2021, 11:27
Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:37
Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:37
“Today is a day, indeed, full of many meanings. And perhaps the most important thing is that the intercession of the Queen of Heaven, Her special mission to protect the Russian land, denied by many and causing bewilderment, is a reality. Not a fantasy, not a hypothesis, not a timid assumption , but a fact confirmed by many historical events in which we see the hand of God", - said Patriarch Kirill during his sermon.
He noted that the most convincing proof of his words is the fact that the country withstood the 20th century. “ According to all the laws, we should not have been. First, we blew up our own country with a revolution, then finished it off with a civil war, then resisted the invasion of foreigners - those who conquered all of Europe, and a terrible enemy was defeated by us,” added Patriarch Kirill.
According to him, in the victory in the Great Patriotic War, of course, there is the merit of the officers and people who united in order to resist the enemy. "However, can it be argued that we have overcome all the terrible vicissitudes of the 20th century exclusively on our own?" he asks.
"I testify: we won because our Fatherland is under the Protection of the Most Pure Most Blessed Queen of Heaven". - Patriarch Kirill said.
He added that today people are only required to keep faith in their hearts and not succumb to temptations.
As a reminder, in September of this year, Patriarch Kirill confused church holidays and congratulated the faithful on the Intercession instead of the Nativity of the Virgin. This was pointed out devoid of dignity Archdeacon Andrey Kurayev. He also pointed out that the patriarch confused not only church holidays, but also the Battles of Kulikovo and Borodino. Later, a fragment with errors of the patriarch in the sermon was cut from the video on YouTube.