Gogol & Sacral Monarchy

The Soul of the East

“The Rule of many is not good. Let there be one ruler,

One king.” 

Iliad, book II, 203-204

It is possible that there is a further level of national unity, an avenue to which is opened by Holy Orthodoxy.

As Konstantin Malofeev, founder of Tsargrad TV and Chairman of the St Basil the Great Charitable Foundation, noted in a recent interview “Today, 5% of the population go to church on Sunday. When this will be 30% or even 50% then the question of monarchy will appear on its own.”

It is only natural to suppose, all things being equal, that people won’t learn less and so know no better—we can confidently grant that attendance at the Divine Services will rise. The day will come when the question will be asked.

Monarchy is not just one political system among others according to the mind of the Church. It is…

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