The Orthodox Church in Kaluga region suggested order of prayers and requiems through the instant payment terminals
Temple of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the village Mstikhino Kaluga region offered to order prayers and memorial services through the instant payment terminals. This was reported by news Agency FlashNord. Now remotely you can order a prayer for the health, memorial service, and also supply candles. The value of prayer for five persons will be 50 rubles.
A new opportunity is found a resident of the city of Apatity, Murmansk region Ekaterina Komova. She noticed an unusual icon on the screen of the terminal instant payment and reported it, with photos, in the group “Overheard | Apatity” the social network “Vkontakte”. In the annotations to the religious service are the words of the Abbot of the temple priest Vasiliy Gaden: “In the temple in honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh in Mstikhino will make worship about you and your family. Strengthen our prayers for loved ones, the sick, children, orphans, and widows.”
The Russian Orthodox Church in recent decades actively trying to use modern means of communication – Internet, email, SMS and instant messengers for preaching. For example, prayer can be ordered via the Internet on the websites of “the Prayer.ru”, Molitva-pr.narod.ru etc.
However, the Orthodox Church does not always see the use of new technologies acceptable to interact with the flock. In 2007 in St.-Petersburg proposed to establish “maletomale” – special prayer cabin. In the program it was planned to establish the prayer, and the surcharge to give the Orthodox candles, prosvira and Holy water, Jews – matsu, Muslims – disposable mats of non-woven fabric legkodeformiruemyh that the believer can pray directly to maletomale. However, the Russian Orthodox Church called the idea of a “gamble”, saying that “prayer cannot be automated” and to worship in the city churches.
Technological advances for the missionary uses not only ROC, but also religious communities of other faiths. For example, in January 2016 in the Grand choral synagogue of St.-Petersburg has established the terminal, called “decomatom” (Hebrew. “righteousness” – donation), writes “Fontanka”. Through decomat you can order prayer and to buy tickets for the cultural activities of the synagogue, instead he issues a check with a blessing.