Church figure Protopriest Dmitry Smirnov
Public and church leader SmirnovDmitry Nikolaevich today can be seen and heard on television and on the radio in all sorts of programs. And undoubtedly, listening to his sermons or answers to questions is always very interesting, since his language of communication with people is quite peculiar. That's why the priest is very popular and causes great attention among the audience. Today he serves as rector in the church of St. Mitrofan of Voronezh and in several other churches in Moscow and in the region.
Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov: biography
Clear and straightforward, Dmitry Smirnov becameleader and founder of an Orthodox project called "Separate Division", where they defend family values, oppose juvenile justice and fight abortion. Archpriest Dmitri Smirnov speaks sharply about the liberals and is known for his extensive missionary work.
He is a Muscovite who was born on March 7, 1951. His great-grandfather was a priest, and his grandfather was a whiteguard officer. In his youth Dmitri graduated from the school with a physical and mathematical bias, and then went to study "Zaochku" in the Moscow Pedagogical Institute of the Art and Graphic Department and defended his diploma in sculpture.
Work in the Church
In the summer of 1978, he was already educated inMoscow Theological Seminary of Sergiev Posad. Archpriest Dmitri Smirnov graduated from her extern and then continued his studies at the Moscow Theological Seminary, where he also passed the exams ahead of schedule.
In 1980, he was appointed priest of the Holy Cross Exaltation Church in Altufevo (Moscow).
Since July 17, 2001, he worked in the Synodaldepartment for cooperation with law enforcement agencies and armed forces. In 2009, Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov was awarded the right to wear miter. He has many orders and awards, of which the Order of the Monk Nestor the Chronicler, received in 2004 from the UOC, the Order of St Dmitry Donskoy II and III degrees, received in 2006 and 2011, are especially significant. from the ROC.
In 2013, Father was relieved of his post inThe Synodal Department was appointed the first head of the staff of the Patriarch's Commission for Family and Motherhood. He is also a pro-rector of the St. Tikhon Theological Institute, as well as the dean of the Faculty of Orthodox Culture at the Academy of Missile Forces. Father Demetrius today is co-chairman of the Church-Public Council of the Moscow Patriarchate for Biomedical Ethics.
Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov often visitsthe popular Orthodox program "Conversations with the Father", which takes place on the channel "Union". He also stood at the origins of the program "Dialogue under the Clock" on the channel "Spas". On the radio "Radonezh" he still leads the project "Annunciation".
He actively uses the Internet, where he writes his own blog and expresses his own opinion, Father Dmitry Smirnov.
The archpriest (his photo is presented below) is unusually strong and big, light and good-natured, but most importantly, very courageous and courageous person. Someone who likes to tell the truth.
Family of Protopriest Dmitry Smirnov
Father Demetrius is the grandson of the Holy Martyr Basil. He is married, and he already has an adult daughter. She works as a teacher in one of the orthodox children's homes created at the temple, in which her father serves. Dmitri's brother is Ivan Smirnov, composer and jazz guitarist.
Smirnov is an ardent defender of traditional familyvalues and a fighter against the propaganda of homosexuality and manifestations of pedophilia. He was very interesting about atheists, which, in his opinion, is not enough. Dmitry Smirnov believes that for such people there is no reason to live, fight and learn, therefore, in theory, they must end their lives by suicide, because all the same at the site of their death burdock will grow. But this is not, and most likely, these atheists are not real and are afraid of something. His sarcasm is not always understood by people. However, for many father Dmitry this is even more pleasant. And whoever takes everything at face value, well, let them suffer, if they do not want to think deeper and read between the lines.
His sharp statements, he slightlyreminds the deputy Zhirinovsky. Father Dmitry called the explosion of the monument to Lenin a good thing. For this kind of statements, he is heavily criticized and even wants to be held accountable. However, everyone should understand that the priest does not reflect the official opinion of the ROC, and therefore has the right to give his personal assessment, which can sound quite emotionally.