Masks Forbidden in Church! – Orthodox Priest Explains Why byfor Russian-Faith
Face covering is against our Orthodox Christian religious beliefs. In Scripture, hiding one’s face always means, shame, distrust, unfavorable position, division and separation. Our Loving God has invited us to the feast, and if we come to the Lord’s Supper with fear that He will infect us with any kind of disease, and we demonstrate it by wearing a mask, we will insult Him in front of everyone.
Long ago, Arabs discovered that forcing people to cover their noses and mouths broke their wills and individuality, and depersonalized them. It made them submissive. Modern psychology explains it: without a face we don’t exist as independent beings. The mask is the beginning of deleting individuality.
Many of our spiritual shepherds – the bishops, have blindly followed the unconstitutional orders of the State authorities and closed churches to the believers. Shame on them! They will not escape the righteous wrath of God . . .
Dear Brothers and Sisters, my beloved flock in Christ,
We are witnessing unprecedented events in our country and around the world. The novel virus COVID-19 struck fear into the millions of people worldwide. In a response to the health crisis many countries have introduced various measures in order to control the spread of COVID-19. Many of those measures, however, are so irrational and tyrannical that they violate both man’s law and our inalienable God-given rights.
Some of these Draconian measures restrict the freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom to go to and worship in church, and freedom to have businesses opened, and in several countries children that “show symptoms of COVID-19” are taken away from their parents into quarantine without their parental permission. In other words – the medicine became deadlier than the disease itself.
It is obvious that there are many powerful people in the world who are exploiting this crisis in order establish absolute and complete global control of human population by destroying the world economy, erasing history, and resetting all aspects of human life to a “new normal”, which, of course will not be to the benefit of humanity, but only to their personal gain.