Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill
A wish for happiness in the language of the Church means the wish of good, explained the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The opportunity to be happy due solely to the absence of sin, deceit and malice, a change of heart and the doing of good deeds, conveyed the words of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
“Our paths are largely determined by Divine Providence, though often we his free will interfere in this process and violate God’s plan, committing sin and iniquity, and with it comes unhappiness. So when we wish you new happiness in the language of the Church this means that we wish the good”, – said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.
He explained that happiness is possible only where man does good. And without the help of God, without the Church Holy to do good is very difficult.
“It’s very important to understand. It is important to understand that happiness does not just falls on our head, we are in many ways or approach to ourselves this happiness, we attract it to your life, your thoughts, your business, or push back. That’s why we need God’s help to see, where the truth lies, where the light, where the darkness, to have the strength to do good and thus to become happier and to spread that goodness around yourself, so that others become happy. In a sense, it is the mission of the Church, for happiness, good, salvation is almost synonymous,” – said the Patriarch.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church said that many politicians and philosophers have tried to reorganize the society and to make him happy, but approached the concept of happiness from the wrong side, but because their projects were not carried out.
He urged the congregation not to be indifferent and pray for the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, “which pass through a difficult period of its recent history.”
“Let’s hope this whole mess, all this confusion will leave, that no force will destroy the spiritual unity of the Ukrainian people, not destroy the Orthodox Church, carrying salvation to the people. There is no power, none of the worldly lords, and Lord, I believe, in response to our prayers will support our Ukrainian brothers and sisters,” concluded Patriarch Kirill.
Earlier, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill explained that the invasion of the government into the life of the Church is tantamount to a civilizational catastrophe.