Russian priest: “Someone stole our church brick by brick”

Posted: November 19, 2008 in Above the Fold, Denominational Fun, Good for a Giggle, On Your Wall
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The poor church in the midst of theft.

The poor church in the midst of theft. Well, maybe not.

Outside of Moscow, Russia comes yet another strident reason – and this seriously strange story – why the Church needs to employ security guards.

I know it may not look that appealing with people trying to enjoy service while these 6’4″ blockheads guard the altar from terrorist attack, but evidently a staff of armed disciples may prevent theft from the offering plates, the pastor from getting bum rushed and uh, the church being stolen BRICK BY BRICK! Huh?!

The Church of Christ’s Resurrection, in the central Russian village of Komarovo, was built in 1809 but in early October someone took it away brick by brick, Father Vitaly a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church, told Reuters… The church was in an isolated area only occasionally visited by clergymen, so the disappearance was not immediately noticed.

So, that’s how religion is rolling back in the U.S.S.R – sermon by absentee ballot and by-proxy belief?!

Missing a Sunday night service in lieu of football every once in a while, I can understand. Not being at church in so long that some fool with waaay too much time on his hands can steal your antiquitous sanctuary brick-by-brick, that makes me think the pastor may need to find a new line of work.

Scratch that, he probably did, is working the night shift and that’s how it happened! My only hope is Father Vitaly’s congregation figured out the church repossession before this article came out. Talk about a come to Jesus meeting.

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