Saturday, June 25, 2005

Reconciliation in the Russian Orthodox Church

After almost 80 years of alienation, resulting from the machinations of the Soviets and its attempt to utter destroy the Church, the division between the Orthodox Church in Russia (aka the Moscow Patriarchate) and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia is coming to an end.

Just this week, mutually agreed upon documents were published on the official web site of both Churches (in English and Russian), and so the final steps in the process of reconciliation are now under way.