Country flourished because the holy prince Vladimir ruled over it with faith, love and peace, noted Vadim Novinsky.
The Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Volodymyr is a living historical example of power that serves its people, said the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Vadym Novinsky in his congratulations on the Day of the Baptism of Rus.
“The Baptist of Rus is a living historical example of exercising power as a service to his people. It was precisely the Christian service to his fellow citizens that was the meaning of his power, and not service to himself, his whims or the environment. This is an important historical tradition of government based on Christian values, ”the MP said on the Facebook page of his press service.
According to Novinsky, Russia prospered and grew in faith, expanded its territories under the rule of the holy prince, who ruled the state with faith, peace and love. The people under the leadership of the Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir were united and lived quite well, he added.
“The Church goes through the hearts of people and speaks to our souls. We must be worthy heirs of Vladimir the Great and that great event that took place over a thousand years ago. And I am sure that if we keep the purity of our faith, there will be peace, tranquility and development on our land, ”the MP said.
Novinsky also commented on the situation in modern Ukraine.
“Through the efforts of the previous government, our people were divided according to territorial, linguistic, religious grounds, in relation to historical events. Today we are divided by the lines of demarcation, but one thing unites us — the Orthodox faith, — emphasized Novinsky. “Therefore, it is our canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church that is already the center of unification of all Ukrainians. The UOC has its parishes throughout Ukraine — in the East and West, in the Crimea and in the Donbass ”.
It is the Church that will help overcome the differences between Ukrainians and call for mutual forgiveness, as well as return harmony and peace when the territorial integrity of our country is restored, the politician is sure.