V. Legoyda: During the Pandemic, Many People’s Faith Has Been Strengthened and They Learned to Help Others

Pravmir.com team | 29 December 2021

During the coronavirus pandemic, many people’s faith has been strengthened and they learned to help others in need, said Vladimir Legoyda, Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media.

“We can firmly say that many people’s faith has been strengthened, they learned to help their neighbors and to engage in volunteer work,” said Vladimir Legoyda in an interview with IA TASS.

The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that “one’s transformation under difficult conditions is always a miracle, seeing which many are strengthened in hope.”

“Certainly, there are those among us who have spent this year in panic, gossip, arguments, and condemnation. I believe and hope that such people were a minority,” added Vladimir Legoyda.

He also pointed out that although the pandemic in many ways has changed the lives of people, “but if we talk about the Church as the Body of Christ, we testify that it has remained unchanged, its nature, its mission, is in the salvation of a person regardless of external circumstances.”

“The history of the Church knows much more difficult times than the pandemic of the coronavirus infection, and we believe that the Savior will not leave us now,” he concluded.

You can follow Pravmir.com on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Telegram.

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 euros 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 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Dear Friends,

Our website exists owing to your generous assistance, thanks to the funds donated by our beloved readers.

Please assist us in the continuation of our work.