Bring Church to the People

Many Christians, depending on their denomination, may have heard the challenge to not simply try to bring people to church, but “bring church to the people.” Apparently the Russian Orthodox Church, with the help of (and in the service of) the Russian military, has found a more literal way of doing that than I ever envisaged:

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Via Boing Boing, HT Brad Matthies


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  • Nick Gotts

    No doubt bringing a $30000 watch for each worshipper.

    • Nick

      Yeah, pretty depressing. As St. John Chrysostom said, “The road to Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.”

      There is still good in the Russian Church, even in the clergy, though. It needs our prayers.

      • Nick Gotts

        As an atheist, my prayers are most unlikely to have any effect at all. Of course, the same is true of yours and anyone else’s.