At the end of last week, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill opened his own page in social network “Vkontakte”. Today the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church has published on the wall “selfie” taken on the iPhone.
Registration of the Patriarch in the social network dedicated to the Day of Slavic writing and culture, said the Chairman of the Synodal information Department of Russian Orthodox Church Vladimir Legoyda. The holiday is celebrated on the Day of saints Cyril and Methodius on may 24.
The photograph with the Patriarch made on iPhone using selfie-sticks. “The Internet is an area of communication where a special responsibility falls on the clergy. And there should be empty and the wrong words, you can not let yourself to engage in emotion at the time of the discussion,” reads the photo caption.
According to Legoyda, the Patriarch page in a social network has the same goal, “and that the missionary labors of the teachers of the Slavs — the message of the word of God using the most understandable for the contemporary means of communication”. “The Patriarch has repeatedly stressed that for millions of people, social networks are the main source of obtaining information,” he added.
On April 29, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church urged the clergy to actively use social media, because they are largely concentrated in the life of modern man. “And we have no right to be where there is or may be our flock,” said he.
The Primate of the ROC is already registered in Facebook. In addition, the texts and videos of his sermons are regularly published on official websites and in the Orthodox network of Jelica mountain”.