Archpriest Chaplin urges Russia to realize ideals of Holy Rus, caliphate, USSR

Natalya Mihailova | 25 November 2015
Moscow, November 24, Interfax - The head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has said that Russia must become a center of gravity for people from various countries who want to change the world.
Archpriest Chaplin urges Russia to realize ideals of Holy Rus, caliphate, USSR
Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin. Photo: Sputnik, Yana Lapikova

“People are seeking justice, ultimate meanings, a new world order. We need to allow them to do what they want peacefully, legitimately but very straightforwardly. We must bring these people together. Here, in Russia, we must realize the best ideals of the Holy Rus, the caliphate, the USSR, i.e. those systems which challenge the injustice and diktat of narrow elites over the will of peoples,” the priest said during hearings in the Russian Public Chamber on Tuesday.

“If we can live up to the most intimate and daring dreams of people across the world, then we have neither terrorism, nor extremism to fear. Ideologically, spiritually and morally, we will be stronger than any evil force,” he said.

Terrorism should be fought with force, this is an evil “that you won’t exterminate by persuasion, tolerance, reconciliation, pacifism or defeatism,” the priest said. However, force alone is not enough since “even the strongest armies and intelligence services will be unable to defeat the threat when it has conquered people’s hearts and minds,” the priest said.

Some people join Islamic State, a terrorist organization banned in Russia, in a quest for justice and a global mission, but “get deceived,” and end up “in awfully deadly dirty hands,” the priest said.

“We, Russia, need the best people who want to change the world to come to us, unite with us in various countries, and perhaps, come here to work with us together,” he said.

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible - Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 dollars a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 dollars a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Choose currency:
Other amount
10$
20$
50$