Five years ago today (May 17, 2007) , a miracle happened in the Russian Church. 70 years of division brought about by the machinations of the devil and his communist minions came to an end.
Since that time, the restoration of full communion between the faithful inside and outside of Russia has born tremendous fruit. I know of no one who supported reconciliation who has expressed the slightest regret, and I know of many who were skeptical who have come to see that their fears have not materialized.
It was a joyous occasion to witness, and it is a joy to reflect on it.
Here are my blog posts from 5 years ago:
Here is a reflection from the perspective of those inside of Russia:
And here is a documentary (in Russian) about the events leading up to the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion: