By Kostas Onisenko
The Russian Church has banned its priests from performing sanctification rites in nightclubs, sex shops, and abortion hospitals.
This became known from the post of the chairman of the Education Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church Maxim Kozlov on his personal channel in the Telegram.
According to Maxim, the Russian Church performs sanctification rites on buildings and objects, which must be used “for a good purpose”. There should be no sanctification in things that are related to sin.
Of course, this decision caused controversy in Russian society as, as some believers commented, the Russian Church regularly performs sanctifications on missiles and weapons systems of the Russian army.
And the question arises by what criteria is judged where “sin” begins in the view of the Russian Church and how a bomb – built from the beginning with the aim of killing people – is considered “good”.