Patriarch Kirill after the Liturgy in the Holy Dormition Cathedral of Novorossiysk threatened all the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church retirement if they did not faithfully execute his orders, reports RIA “Novosti”,
“If anyone still doubts whether to do all what the Patriarch taught, – leave all doubt! And strictly do what I command! Because I am not of his wisdom saying, and the wisdom of the whole episcopate of the Russian Orthodox Church! Another way for our Church today! If you don’t retire!” – declared the Patriarch.
In addition, Patriarch Kirill urged the clergy to pay special attention to work with youth to “go to school, to develop the Church educational system”, to make this system attractive and interesting to the younger generation. For this the priests, he said, should “learn to speak with them in another language.”
“All of that has not formally implemented, not by the order, and sincere desire, first and foremost, abbots and clergy. That’s when we will change a lot: not only in parish life and in the lives of our people. If the majority of Orthodox youth will take place in infancy and childhood, through our parishes, this will be good citizens of Russia – great family build and nurture the next generation in the spirit and power that brought our Lord” – says the head of the ROC.
The Patriarch stressed that the Abbot must know everyone in the parish who are in need. “After all, how many among us elderly, especially women, who lived life hard, nothing in this life is almost not seen, often remaining alone in old age! Do we know all these little old ladies who stand in our churches and not asking for alms, but who so need our help?” – asked the Patriarch.
In a festive Liturgy at the Holy Dormition Cathedral on the occasion of the Nativity of the blessed virgin, besides the Patriarch, also took part the Governor of Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratiev, reports channel “Kuban 24″.
The service began on September 21 at 10:00. In the temple were more than three thousand members. After the Liturgy Patriarch Kirill Kondratyev and laid flowers to the memorial “Malaya Zemlya”.
The Church of the Dormition of Novorossiysk was built in 1894. In 2011, Patriarch Kirill celebrated the divine Liturgy in the Cathedral. With the formation of the diocese of Novorossiysk in 2013, the temple became the Cathedral.