The Russian Orthodox Church started installing ATMs in churches

Russian believers and media representatives wondered why ATMs started appearing in churches. Representatives of the Voronezh diocese explained the innovation, according to RIA Novosti.

Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple (El Greco, Washington)
Christ Driving the Money Changers from the Temple (El Greco, Washington)

The press service of the diocese explained that, according to numerous requests from believers, the practice of installing ATMs in church shops of churches has been in place for more than a year.

“As of February 25, 2020, the possibility of making donations from bank cards was organized for everyone in a number of parishes and monasteries,” the press service said.

The business of the Russian Orthodox Church continues to grow stronger, and it requires additional financial injections from the parishioners. The Russian Orthodox Church seeks to simplify trade by connecting a card reader in each church and installing an ATM.

At the same time, citizens are increasingly wondering by whose testament the modern church lives.

“The Passover of Judea was drawing near, and Jesus came to Jerusalem and found that oxen, sheep and pigeons were being sold in the temple, and money changers were sitting there. And having made a scourge of ropes, He drove all out of the temple, [also] both sheep and oxen; and He scattered money with the exchangers, and overturned their tables. And He said to the pigeon sellers: Take this from here and do not make My Father’s house a house of commerce” (John 2: 13-16).

There is a contradiction between the activities of the Russian Orthodox Church and the legendary representative of the Christian religion. For the modern church, the laws of capitalism are much more significant than the laws of an honest man invented and sung by her.