2017-05-03 17:24:00

The Church official criticizes performances and dances in Russian churches

Moscow, May 3, Interfax - The Russian church official spoke against using church premises for secular performances.

"I can understand extraordinary circumstances (we wanted to perform outside, but the weather got cold and we had to perform at the church) and missionary attempts. But I don't think that all such things justify such actions. The church is a place for prayer, for communicating to God," head of the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations Vladimir Legoyda wrote on Wednesday at his page in a social net commenting performances, dances and acrobatic feats in certain Russian churches.

The church official accepts that it is possible to use church premises in the time free from celebrating divine services for conversations in Evangelical topics, especially when the church does not have other room.

"Any creative activity at the parish is welcomed, but it is better to hold it outside the space where the liturgy is celebrated. I think it is quite evident," he summed up.