- Yes, I believe in Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit - the Trinity.
- Yes, I pray. In the morning, just after waking up, and in the evening, before going to sleep.
- Yes, I attend church. In Russia - on Sundays, in UAE - on Fridays.
I read the Bible, I fast, I fear for my life-after-death, I confess my sins for the priest - yes, yes, yes, I am no less and no more than an Orthodox Christian.
Because sometimes no one can help you out, not even closest friends or relatives. And if at such a moment you appear to have no faith, no, so to say, “inner core” that you can hold on to - you’re done, you’re lost, you’re about to commit a suicide.
Because everyone needs to believe, it’s the inconvenient truth, the indisputable fact.
“The Lord said: ‘Without Me you can do nothing’ (Jn. 15:5). So for the duration of our life, every day and at every moment, we must keep unchanged in our heart the feeling, conviction and disposition, that on no occasion can we allow ourselves to think of relying on ourselves and trusting ourselves.” (Lorenzo Scupoli)