RUSSIAN ORTHODOX BISHOP: Eternal Vaccine Is Repentance

Originally appeared at: Pravmir

People are too preoccupied with earthly life and forget about the main thing, which is eternal life said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, in his sermon during the Liturgy at the Archangel Michael Cathedral on January 31, 2021, reports the Information and Education Department of the UOC.

“Today people talk a lot about earthly life, about the need to be vaccinated or people will die. However, there is a vaccine for eternity too, and this is repentance,” said the metropolitan.

He noted that now people are overwhelmed by the fear that if they do not get vaccinated, they will not live long. At the same time, everyone talks only about earthly life, and they forget about the main thing, which is eternal life.

“Whatever a person does to himself, whatever vaccine he injects – one, ten, or none, he will still die. But if we take the vaccine of eternity, that is put our efforts into repentance, we will live forever in Heaven in Our Lord Jesus Christ,” said His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry.