The Russian Orthodox Church has officially declared its refusal to carry out divine services in Russian. A public statement was made by the first deputy head of the synodal department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations between the Church and the media Alexander Schipkov.
It is reported by “MK“, Reports” NPF “.
Shchipkov criticized calls to translate divine services in Russian churches completely into Russian. He stressed that the church should not abandon the Slavic language of the Church, which contains important meanings that cannot be expressed in other languages.
“Many people ask and even ask that the Russian Orthodox Church approve the russification of divine services. It is a mistake to ignore the true meanings of the word of God. People say they don’t understand what the clergy say and sing. But what is the purpose of the reform? It is responsible for another objective, namely the distortion of the content of meanings. If we options for a reform concerning the Russification of divine services, then this would be a real reform of the meanings, which cannot be done, “said Schipkov, stressing that the chosen language is very responsible for transmitting the correct meaning of words. .
Recall, as previously stated, Peskov announced a number of important decisions by Putin: June 12 is distinguished by a special step of the head of the Russian Federation.