The Russian Orthodox Church told how to distinguish between magic and religion

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The head of the department for relations between the church and society and the media of the Ivanovo-Voznesensk diocese, Hieromonk Macarius (Markish), commented on the death of the exorcist of the Russian Orthodox Church, resident of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Archimandrite German (Chesnakov).

In particular, he spoke about the difference between religion and magic. According to him, magic can be described with the phrase “May my will be done, I want to use invisible forces for my goal.” In particular, we can talk about both a good harvest of cucumbers and some achievements.

Religion means: “Thy will be done, Lord,” the website of the radio station “Moscow Says” reports.

According to the hieromonk, the church does not deny the existence of otherworldly evil forces. However, according to him, the overwhelming majority of “our little-informed fellow citizens” do not see the difference between Orthodoxy and “the most dangerous anti-religious, anti-Christian magic swamp that sucks people in.”

Earlier it was reported that the inhabitant of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Archimandrite German (Chesnokov), died of coronavirus. Among believers, he was known as an exorcist.

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