BigPikcha found the most brutal Russian priest - he is a biker and a blogger

Father John Karabidovich from Chelyabinsk probably deserves the title of the most brutal clergyman of Russia. At least, that's what you think when you see his photos on social networks. Batyushka is an avid motorcyclist since he was 14 (now Father John 36), and also belongs to the motor community of the Orthodox clergy (yes, there is such). In addition, he is also a blogger: until recently, he regularly conducted live broadcasts at the wheel of his car, when he stood in traffic jams on the way to work, and now he undertook to develop the “Pop on Moto” community.

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The first motorcycle, battered “Minsk”, went to 14-year-old Van Karabidovich from her sister's husband. Then the family of the future priest lived in Kazakhstan (in Chelyabinsk, Father John was much later - he moved, so to speak, "according to church distribution", already having a wife and children). Today, he fondly recalls his first bike - he says he broke down more than he drove.

Now, 22 years later, John Karabidovich drives a Honda Gold Wing GL 1500 SE motorcycle - in the photo below. Batyushka admits that Japanese motorcycles love more than others for quality and ease of maintenance.

By the way, a couple of years ago, Father John rode a subcompact "Japanese", whose front wing adorned the skull. Then the father told Chelyabinsk journalists that such airbrushing reminds him that a person is mortal. This, according to the priest, should not be forgotten by any Orthodox Christian.

The great love of John Karabidovich for motorcycles did not go unnoticed by the thematic communities in either Kazakhstan or Chelyabinsk. In the homeland of Fr. John, bikers even asked the priest to become their spiritual mentor and called the Shepherd. The situation was repeated in Chelyabinsk - not a single opening and closing of the motorcycle season is possible without the consecration of motorcycles by Father John. The most severe Chelyabinsk men go to him regularly for advice, probably because they see in him not only a priest, but also a like-minded brother.

As we have said, the priest is not limited to sermons in the church - he serves in the church of Alexander Nevsky in the heart of Chelyabinsk.Not so long ago, he regularly conducted live broadcasts on social networks, where he explained the Word of God to people, tried to help those who asked for advice, raised issues of education, good and evil, sin and piety.

“Now I’ve occasionally live broadcasts, since I sold“ Toyota ”, the one from which I broadcast them,” Father John told BigPicce. - This was done in order to take a mortgage. So now, finally, our family has its own house - the dream came true after 17 years. Glory to you, Lord. ”

About the family, the father says little, as if protecting his household from undue attention. It is known that he and his wife Tatiana have three daughters: Elena (in the photo below she and her father are on the festive lineup), Maria and Sofia. Since childhood, parents instill in their daughters a love of music and sports, and as for the church, the girls attend her when they themselves want. The pope priest in this matter shows wisdom and humility - “everything must be done at will.”

There is a logical question: how do you feel about the hobby of a priest in motorcycles in the metropolis of Chelyabinsk? BigPikche father answers honestly: "With skepticism." Two years ago, Metropolitan of Chelyabinsk and Miassky, Nicodemus blessed him to talk with bikers, but he reacted with restraint to the ride of the priest himself, saying, say - say,but he himself is better not to get behind the wheel. At the same time, Father John cannot but ride a motorcycle and writes about it like this:

“I personally especially like that moment when I just burst out of the city, leaving this civilized world of the metropolis with its skyscrapers and the stifling air, night clubs, its endless information noise from light advertisements, endless windows and billboards, traffic lights and signposts, pedestrians and traffic police , Traffic regulations and other interference with free and easy flight, towards enjoying the possession and control of three hundred kilograms of technological matter. ”

Therefore, apparently, Father John created the community “Pop on Moto” in social networks - not so much for the association of like-minded people (clergymen-motorcyclists), but for the sake of creating a whole project. The essence of it is, above all, to continue to carry the Word of God and break with human stereotypes (“how is the priest and on a motorcycle,” “does he serve the church or do it work with rockers?”). Together with his assistants, the priest produces thematic calendars, organizes charity events and is soon preparing to go to the motocamp.

“In the summer of 2018, wishing to draw the population’s attention to the problems of the rural clergy in the outback, the motor community of the Orthodox clergy organizes a motor race through 8 cities of the European part of Russia: Chelyabinsk-Voronezh-Sevastopol-Belgorod-Stary Oskol-Moscow-Kirov- Votkinsk - Chelyabinsk. During the motorcycle race, it is planned to visit the existing Orthodox churches along the route, serve liturgy, attend Orthodox churches destroyed during the hard years, and serve prayers, ”the motorcycle description says.

It is noteworthy that along the way with a moto race (which starts on July 16) a documentary film will be made about the life of priests in the outback. Father John hopes that this movie will find a response in the hearts of many people in Russia and abroad, "not leaving anyone indifferent who comes into contact with the characters of this film, learns about their needs and problems."

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