Metropolitan Korniliy spoke about prayer in the context of the pandemic and the moral lessons of modern times at the XIV Assembly of the Russian world. Assembly took place from October 27 to November 10 online. On November 9, the Assembly held a round table discussion on the theme of “Interreligious dialogue online”.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church, Metropolitan Korniliy has submitted his speech to the discussion at the round table. The Metropolitan also answered a question from viewers of the broadcast about how believers can better build their spiritual life in the conditions of the pandemic and the restrictions associated with it:
“Faith without works is dead. The work of love and charity and helping others must continue even in the face of a pandemic. The old believers are doing everything possible to provide this assistance. First of all, it is helps with prayer. The Lord allows troubles and epidemics. Through this, He reminds us that we, as human beings, must turn to God for help. First of all, prayer in the Church: despite the difficulties, the old believers did not stop it. And, of course, home prayer is also very important.”
Russian world assemblies have traditionally been held since 2007 on the eve of National Unity Day. These annual international forums aimed at supporting and promoting the Russian language, culture, history of Russia, discussing the life and activities of Russian compatriots abroad, the problems of teaching the Russian language, and learning the Russian language outside Russia.