He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Clergy Don't Like Begging For Money

The Church should have its own stable source of income and this income can't be based only on parishioners' donations. The Church can't exist only on money received from selling candles, icons or church literature.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Property, prior to its nationalization and theft, provided the Church's income, he believes.

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