The speaker of the UOC: the stronger the community the stronger the Church


The Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich

The main task of the Church today – raising activities, creating and strengthening communities, I am sure, Archpriest Nikolai.

Long over the construction period of the temples, we need to create communities, to form and update them, said Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich in the air “Pershoho Kozickogo”.

“The Church is a conglomerate of communities. And more of them, and the stronger they are, the stronger the Church. Churches can take, but the community you will be eliminated”, – said the priest.

In the early years of the Church’s independence the main task was the construction of new temples to replace the destroyed, but this period ended and now it’s important to pay attention to outreach activities, said the speaker of the UOC.

He believes that it is important to talk to people not about politics, but about Christ.

“The Church should not be socialization, it should be Christ-centered,” said Archpriest Nikolai.

The Deputy head of the DECR stressed that there are many people who want pastoral words.

“The Apostle Paul, if he lived in our time, would be necessarily user-Facebook and YouTube. Because he was looking for people in the squares, and now they are in social networks. Need to go but nothing to talk about politics, and to speak the language of the Church of Christ,” explained the speaker of the UOC.

Previously, he noted that to bring people together can only be Christ, and policy divides.

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