I noticed: we are constantly drawn to replace the genuine penitential feeling by some external ritual actions. So, if someone guesses to introduce the sale of Orthodox indulgences in us, it will be the most popular product ...
We are amazing creatures, and how often our mind goes to overcome the irresistible. It would seem, it is clearly said: “What redemption will a man give for his soul?” It is understandable: there, in heaven, are completely different values than we, who live here, on earth. And what is precious here may not have any meaning. And while you have not been called into eternity, hurry to “stock up on oil for your lamp”, forge passion in virtue.
But no, I find out about a new way to get around all these problems without bothering about any spiritual life. I read the instruction “on saving and overcoming tribal sin,” my seminarians gave it to me, they say, agitators are now walking in our town, they are spreading near temples. It turns out that still here, while alive, you need to open a personal settlement account in heaven.Since no money in that world is quoted, it needs to be converted into a prayer, and best of all, if it is prayers. In the year you need to order as many prayers as possible, it would be good for not less than a hundred, but two hundred is better. And so every year. No rational person orders so many prayers, and you order for future, for the future. Then they will help you very much.
Lord, have mercy, again indulgence.
Take care to correct tribal sin, for Buddhists it is something like generic karma. It is very prudent: it is better to do this here and now, than a clan sin will drag you there to the place of torment. For this purpose, give to a beggar, but (and here, in the instructions there is an exclamation mark) no more than ten rubles per person per day. And it is also very desirable to order the requiem forties for direct ancestors, but (and again the same exclamation mark) no more than once per quarter. Sample notes for prayers, a list of images of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which should be ordered such prayers, and the same list of saints are attached to the instructions. I thought that this instruction was the fruit of some sectarians, but it isn’t the same: in the sample order it’s the first name of the patriarch, and therefore these people consider themselves to be the Russian Orthodox Church.
It is difficult to say who they are, but again there is a substitution.
- Hey, do not slow down, show ingenuity, ease your being here and reserve yourself a place there.
Priest Alexander Dyachenko
Take it to yourself, tell your friends!
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