Patriarch Kirill said that Russia is keeping the world from the coming of the Antichrist

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus’ said that many believers now see Russia as a force holding back the world from the “coming of the Antichrist.”

After the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Patriarch Kirill actually supported the war. In his sermons, he often mentions military operations, and also justifies the reasons for the invasion. Among other things, he said that the war was provoked by external forces to weaken Russia, according to the Christian Megaportal inVictory.

Patriarch Kirill on Monday performed the rite of small consecration of the church in honor of the holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, located on the Defense Island of the Valaam Archipelago. After he addressed the audience, notes –

“Today, many people, including those in the West, look with great attention and hope to Russia as the last stronghold. Speaking in biblical language, Russia becomes a deterrent (see 2 Thess. 2:7) from the total domination of evil, that is, the coming of the Antichrist. And we must be aware that it is at this time that our Church has a huge spiritual responsibility for its people, and for the country, and for the whole world, ”said Patriarch Kirill, whose words are quoted on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.

He stressed that the Russian Orthodox Church “completed a great historical feat, preserving the faith for our people.”

“And today we have been given a special time of opportunity, and much needs to be done for the spiritual revival of our people already in conditions of sufficient favor and support from the state. May the blessing of God abide over Russia, our beloved Fatherland, over our Church and over this holy monastery,” the primate concluded.

Recall that Patriarch Kirill was included in the sanctions lists of several countries:

On July 7, 2022, personal sanctions were imposed by the Canadian authorities
On October 19, 2022, sanctions restrictions were imposed by Ukraine.
February 24, 2023 added to the Australian sanctions list.
On April 26, 2023, the Czech government imposed sanctions.


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