The Christmas epistle of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was read at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
In the Christmas Epistle he focuses on various social or community topics.
As stated in the Epistle, death does not mean the cessation of existence because the human soul is immortal.
“If you are in great pain or suffering, you are a victim of human wickedness, enmity, envy, betrayal.
Of course, each of us has our cross to bear, but there are also common ordeals. For example, a pandemic.
People are stressed by constant negative information, lockouts, deaths ... The death toll is great and caution is absolutely necessary, but we should not give in to despair or be afraid. We must be strengthened by the belief that death does not mean the end of existence because the human soul is immortal. The important thing is not to fall victim to spiritual death, eternal suffering.
Every citizen of Georgia, compatriots living abroad, in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region, everyone who values Christmas and considers himself/herself a child of our church - please live for each other and for the homeland”, - reads the Christmas epistle of the Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II.
He also says that life would be much better if every person eliminates at least one incorrect habit during one year.
“Make this a target… We easily forgive ourselves something for which we strictly demand answers from others. Most often, we do not see our sins. We should learn seeing ourselves from outside, evaluating our activities from the eyes of others and make objective judgments”, - reads the Christmas epistle.