Monday, January 19, 2015

Some Very Un-Biblical Commandments Appear in Russian Orthodox Churches

Paul Goble


            Staunton, January 19 – A Russian blogger has gathered pictures of homemade signs in Russian Orthodox churches, signs which as he points out carry injunctions that are nowhere to be found in the Bible ( reposted at Among them are the following:


  • “Brothers and Sisters! Don’t use Orthodox newspapers as toilet paper. That is sacrilege.”
  • “Feeding the birds is prohibited! Protect the walls of the church!”
  • “Parents are asked to keep noisy children quiet lest they disturb worshippers.”
  • “The Lord will punish those who talk in church.”
  • “Don’t contribute women’s underwear or swimsuits to the church.”
  • “The Lord will punish those who steal gasoline from the priest.”
  • “One must not bring one’s own candles to burn before the icons; one must purchase them from the church.”
  • “Having sex during pregnancy will make give offspring homosexual inclinations.”

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