The Faith is alive and well in Russia, where the Orthodox Church has been building 1000 churches a year, every year, for the last decade or more. Part of this is because of Russian Orthodoxy’s leader, Patriarch Kirill.
In the West, on the other hand, a different group is alive and well. That would be the God-hating descendants of the SovCom revolutionaries, who crucified monks, nuns and priests outside their churches and monasteries in 1917 and beyond. If they could, their modern friends would ban Christianity altogether; as it is, they’re doing their best to make its expression illegal in the public square.
Kirill draws attention to this in his short video and reminds his listeners of the power of prayer. I find it moving.