Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Pat. Kirill of Moscow speaks on import of women in society

(Pravmir) - Both in the recent godless time and to a large extent today, Orthodox Christian women play a crucial role in the Christianization of society. His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia spoke about this in his sermon on the feast day of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Princess Olga on July 24, 2019.

“Children receive their first teaching on faith from their mothers and grandmothers. Although, grandmothers often have little power to influence the life of a young family, they put so much effort: by setting a sincere example, through love and piety. It is done in order to bring Christian ideals, Christian foundations closer to the hearts and minds of infants and children”, said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Patriarch compared the “quiet” service of ordinary faithful women to the life deed of the Holy Blessed Princess Olga and encouraged them “to never quit their equal-to-the-Apostles service, to perform the Christian upbringing of their children and grandchildren, through whom the Orthodox Church and Christian faith is reproduced in each subsequent generation”.

“I especially appeal to out Christian women: to presbyteras, mothers, grandmothers, and all those, who have something to do with children’s upbringing. I encourage you to remember the remarkable example of Princess Olga and to pass on the greatest unshakable values of human existence imprinted in the Christian message to each subsequent generation of people, so that until the end of time the name of the All Holy Trinity is glorified and until the end of time faith in Christ, crucified and risen, the Savior of the world, remains in the hearts of people”, His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill stressed.


  1. Kirill needs to reflect on the quality and sobriety of his official spokesmen:

    1. Triggstar, Father Dmitry Smirnov is not an official spokesman of Patriarch Kirill. Father Dmitry's opinions are not considered in any capacity to be Patriarch Kirill's opinions.

    2. Maybe Fr. Dmitry looked at the statistics that show the IQ distribution for men has fatter tails on both ends? I don't know. He could have been more politic.

      In any event, I don't think societies that put prospective husbands and wives in head-to-head economic competition with each other are going to be the ones that show up for the future.

    3. Anti-Gnostic, true. In addition the overturning of the natural hierarchy. Egalitarianism which is behind the so-called gender equity push always results in a reversal of hierarchy, not the utopian idea of equality by which it is sold.

      Still hard to argue with the fact that if Christian men acted like true Christian men instead of petty tyrants there would be less agitation.

      The Calvinist derived ideas of headship are disgusting