Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quote of the Day: Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

What happens to a person who enters an Orthodox church for the first time out of curiosity or inner dissatisfaction or in search for the truth? Nobody will touch him at worst a newcomer coming to a church from the street will encounter ordinary rudeness. He would be scolded by the babushka who serves behind the candle box. She would condemn him for making the sign of the cross in a wrong way, for standing at a wrong place, for wearing wrong clothes, et cetera. And after coming to church two or three times, the person will lose any interest in coming back.

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