The Old Belief and the modern times.

Fyodor Behchanov, preceptor, Riga Old Believer community
Riga, Latvia

The Faith, stringent and real following the Old Believer church dogmatics, regulations and spiritual life are one of the most important virtues of a religious person. The basic values of the Old Believe are brought forward here, such as strict order of divine services, following old ritual forms and putting divine services in the centre of spiritual life of a religious man. At the same time the problems Old Believers deal with in the modern society, the sedusing matters which make an obstacle to following his ancestors god-fearing way of life are reflected in this writing as well.