Patriarch Kirill saw the origins of the 1917 revolution two centuries before her
Moscow. 4 Nov. INTERFAX.RU — Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill expressed the view that the causes of the October revolution lies in the events that took place 200 years before her.
“If you dismiss all the political situation associated with the events of a century ago, if you turn away from this ideologically glance, this impartial view we might get to see and understand that the beginning of our national diseases, led to disaster a century ago, did not start for a year, not five, not ten, but at least almost two hundred years, and maybe even more, when they began to break down the spiritual foundations of life in our enlightened society, the so-called elite,” the Patriarch said on Saturday after the Liturgy in the Dormition Cathedral of the Kremlin.
According to him, it started then, “when people have lost internal sovereignty, giving your mind and soul that came from the outside, perceiving these signals from the outside completely uncritically, podderzhivaya under these ideas your faith, your Outlook, your perspective on life.”
The Primate believes that it “led to loss of faith and spiritual and intellectual vertigo”. He noted that “many people ask the question: what is the Church, why she did not stop, and the Church has the answer to that.”