25 November 2017 in the broadcast of “the Church and the world” on the Federal channel “Russia-24”, Metropolitan Hilarion compared the practices of the Corporation from Cupertino with centuries of Church tradition.
“When computers were being created, and I had the opportunity to follow this process almost from the beginning, the computer operated solely with the text, and then began to appear the products of the company Apple, where instead of text began to appear what they call “icon” — an icon, image, each of which leads somewhere,” an analogy the priest.
Change the long texts usually come images, words are replaced by symbols. According to the Metropolitan, that the icons influenced the popularity of Apple devices.
“Not accidentally, the creators of this system have used the fact that the Church knew for centuries, it is not accidental that we in the Church of many icons, and the faithful our homes have icons, pray to these icons, because each icon is like a window into another world,” explained the Metropolitan.
The modern Church views favourably the application of advanced technologies in the Church life. However, Metropolitan Hilarion called upon the clergy not to replace the traditional prayer books on smartphones. Otherwise the congregation might think that the father decided to go to the Internet while reading prayers.
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