Hab in München bisher nicht gehört, dass Alexander Schmorell in der Orthodoxen Kirche als Heiliger verehrt wird: Die russische Seele, die auf Hans Scholl vermittelnd wirkte, neben der Lazarett-Arbeit an der Ostfront auch Kontakte mit Anwohnenden

Voices from Russia


I prayerfully join you in this important and holy day for the German Diocese, and from my heart greet you on the celebration of the canonisation of Holy Martyr Alexander Schmorell, who joins the many millions of Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia!

Through his selfless life, podvig, and martyric death, Alexander Schmorell witnessed his love for God and His Image, reflected in his neighbour. Wickedness despises good. Good tortures the forces of evil, rends it apart, while wickedness gnashes its teeth in hatred and desires that we all depart from God, from Divine love. They tempt us with great power, a power called egotism. It divides mankind, sowing hatred, wrath, and condemnation within us. This terrible force wishes to rip us away from God’s love and make us the obedient slaves of our madness. The egotist recognizes only himself; he thinks that all must obey him… he…

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