Men should not shave his beard, since it is a deviation from religious rules, which led to the homosexuality. This was reported by a National news service (NSN) on Thursday, June 8, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius.
“God gave us the rules: it is written that the Lord created everyone with a beard. And the Catholic West had completely fallen away from this concept. But this is clear: the icons we can’t imagine Christ or of a Saint without a beard,” said the Bishop.
According to him, “one should not oppose its Creator.” “Sodomy from this and went: men’s changing clothes, hairstyles,” — said Cornelius.
The head of the press service of the Metropolitan of old believers Roman Atorin added that the shaving of the beard — a departure from the sacred.
On 1 June the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations of the ROC Metropolitan Hilarion spoke about his good relationship with Metropolitan Cornelius and the difficulties in overcoming a split in the Church occurred in the XVII century.
31 may visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to appear to Cornelius. It was timed to the 70th anniversary of the Metropolitan and was held on the eve of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the spiritual leader of the old believer movement of the Archpriest Avvakum. The Russian leader gave the Lord the life of St. Nicholas of Myra Church-Slavonic language. It was the first time in 350 years visit the temple of the old believers by the head of state.