The Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich
You should not be afraid of seizures of churches and monasteries, have to fear to cease to bear the fruit of the spirit, I am sure, Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich.
The Church cannot be destroyed until it brings spiritual fruit, said Deputy head of the Department for external Church relations of the UOC Archpriest Nikolai Danilevich in the air “Pershoho Kozickogo”.
“As long as we bear fruit, the Lord will not suffer that we might fall that we had been cut down. Because that is the law of God, is the logic of God, so to say that the Fig tree bears fruit, God prunes, digs, but not curses, not pulling out,” – said Archpriest Nikolai.
A cleric of the UOC I am sure that the laurels of Ukraine will not save documents and the people who pray.
“When we talk about Pochayiv Lavra, that it can capture… In Soviet times it would close: the monks hands and feet were thrown out of the cells. And nothing happened! Because the Lord and the blessed mother kept it,” – said the speaker of the UOC.
According to father Nicholas, to be afraid is only when the Church would become sterile.
“Why Constantinople fell in 1453? Yes, because he betrayed the faith, signed the Union with Rome in favor of political power,” – he recalled.
While “the tree of the Church is the fruit,” we have nothing to fear, said the speaker of the UOC.
Earlier, the Deputy head of the DECR of the UOC-MP noted that today the Church defends its right to be called the Church, the right to be free from interference by outside secular forces.