Various church and secular events related to the & nbsp; celebration of the Nativity of Christ should lead to the strengthening of the faith, says Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
these events strengthened the faith '', & mdash; said the patriarch in a traditional Christmas interview with the Russia-1 TV channel. In his opinion, people should not only enjoy the atmosphere of the holiday, but also remember its essence.
“ After all, with the coming of Christ, a colossal worldview, global revolution took place. He really opened the way for us to human happiness '', & mdash; said the patriarch.
He also recalled that one should not be afraid of the difficulties of the commandments, especially since they are not. “Isn't it difficult, for example, to build good relationships in a family?” & mdash; he asked. If a person observes the commandments, he will find happiness, the patriarch believes.
“ God forbid that modern people have a purely religious concept, the concept of the Nativity of Christ is associated, firstly, with their faith and, secondly, , with the understanding that through faith, through closeness to God, a person acquires the fullness of life, and therefore, human happiness, '' & mdash; he summed up.
Recall that on Christmas night, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a service in the Church of the Image of the Savior Not Made by Hands in Novo-Ogaryovo.