Trust Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, perhaps the most famous priest in Russia today, to make such complex subjects this simple
This article from our archives was first published on RI in November 2017
This may be our favourite explanation for repentance and salvation ever. Few priests can explain these concepts without veering off into philosophical, theological explanations.
That's not necessarily bad, but sometimes, people just need to hear the truth in short, straightforward language to understand these commonly thrown around theological 'terms.'
Trust Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov, perhaps the most famous priest in Russia today, to make such complex subjects this simple. And to say such blunt things with such a peaceful face.
Watch him. You won't regret it.
Here's the transcript, but please do not deprive yourself of the enjoyment of watching him:
Christianity is not far from us. But we need to repent. What does it mean to repent?
To repent is to realize about yourself that you are just a dirty dog. And after that pray to God that He would turn an ugly mug into an angel of God who is going to serve Him.
Serving God consists of saving one's neighbors.
The renewed man is supposed to help God in this task.
May God bless you all.
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