Hieromonk Ilya, 26, was allegedly behind the wheel of a luxury Mercedes G-Wagen, when it crashed into road works on the Kutuzovsky Prospekt highway just west of the city center, killing the two road workers and injuring another. The vehicle then skidded off into the oncoming lane, where it hit a taxi, injuring its driver and passenger.
Ilya allegedly fled the scene on foot.
The crash is the second high-profile road accident recently involving an Orthodox Church priest. The abbot of a downtown Moscow church was accused of being drunk behind the wheel after the Maltese diplomatic vehicle he was driving ploughed into another car on July 31.
… the Hearts of Our Good Lord and Our Good Heavenly Mother are sad and grieved. Portugal in its majority does not correspond either to Their graces or love. They (the Holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary)
frequently complain about the sinful life of the majority of the people, even of those who call themselves practising Catholics.
But above all, He complains very much about the lukewarm, indifferent and
extremely comfortable life
of the majority of the priests and members of religious congregations. The number of souls He meets through sacrifice and the inner life of love is
extremely small and limited.
«THE DECISIVE BATTLE»
BETWEEN MARY AND SATAN:
THE FALLING AWAY OF CONSECRATED SOULS AND PRIESTS
Sister Lucy also told me:
Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that most offends God and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God, because in this way the devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them.
That which afflicts the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus is the fall of religious and priestly souls. The devil knows that religious and priests who fall away from their beautiful vocation
drag numerous souls to hell…
The devil wishes to take possession of consecrated souls. He tries to corrupt them in order to lull to sleep the souls of laypeople and thereby lead them to final impenitence. He employs all tricks, even going so far as to suggest the delay of entrance into religious life. Resulting from this is the sterility of the interior life, and among the laypeople, coldness (lack of enthusiasm)
regarding the subject of
renouncing pleasures and the total dedication of themselves to God.
No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.