Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in the town of Rybinsk Kamenniki diocese, Fr Sergius Karamyshev, reflecting on the tragedy in Krymsk, came to the conclusion that the punishment for the sins of Russians vacationing on the Black Sea coast, reports "Rosbalt".
"As Orthodox Christians should relate to natural disasters? As to God's punishment for sin, "- says svyascheniik. As proof of the quoted Christ in response to the news of the deaths from various surprises, including even from lawlessness authorities: "… some that told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. Jesus said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? No, I tell you, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or do you think that those eighteen, upon whom the tower of Siloam fell and killed them, the perpetrators were all living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you, but unless you repent you will all likewise perish "(Luke 13, 1-5).
"Has the Lord rebuke Pilate being bloodthirsty or builders of the tower in Siloam negligence? Did not — because even whether this is true, would not bring good listeners — they would only be strengthened in their sinful stubbornness, being entirely absorbed searching around for the guilty. It is practiced in the last too many after the crash on the Black Sea coast, and too little is gained to think of the common sins of the Russian population, which caused the loss of life, "- said the priest, in his article for the" Russian people's lines. "
He drew attention to the fact that the flooding suffered a seaside resort town, relatively small, in which, according to the priest, to be seen, "the grace of God."
"What do the rest in the resort towns? Of course, the fun, including quite a few indulge in drunkenness and fornication, and the pagan festival (the Night of Ivan Kupala), in which "opened up abyss of heaven" perhaps something abruptly and turned. But it is the post of the Apostles, the time given for repentance and spiritual feats, not for entertainment, "- said the priest.
He pointed out that this sin is peculiar not only to clean water to the city — "this all-Russian plague": "For example, I live in places not so famous resorts as the Black Sea coast, however, moving past Sunday on the streets of Rybinsk, tired of meetings with drunken companies, often half-naked, wandering the beaches of the people who climbed and under the wheels. "
"The next day drunk diminished — after working week, but idle people lying on the beach as if there was less. This is a day of mourning nationwide! Instead of having to go to the temple to pray to the Heavenly Queen in celebration of her revered image revealed in Tikhvin, the forgiveness of our sins and the repose of the dead, people would prefer to have fun on. Alas, as the prophet Isaiah cried, what beat us yet, continuing their perseverance? "- Says the priest.
According to him, no one on Russia to "breach in the last days of the wrath of God." "June 12 in Washington passed parade sodomites, who led the mayor. A few days later on the U.S. East Coast Hurricane, so that thousands of people were left without power, and some have died. Storm-followed by a heat wave — more than 40 degrees in Celsius. Washington has become a hot hell. Multiplying the number of victims. This is evidence that God is not mocked. City, led by Mayor abandons heaven call, got proper response from the Sky "- said Fr Sergius Karamishev.
"Let the Russian resort of no more corruption than in some other countries. For whom the Lord loves He chastens. Scourges every son whom He receives. Need to thank God for the timely visit, while correcting the sinful habits. The Lord is calling us to repentance, not in words but in deeds, "- instructs the representative of the ROC.