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  Russian Orthodox Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Orthodox Church traces its roots to the Baptism of Kiev in 988, when Prince Vladimir I officially adopted the religion of the Byzantine Empire as the state religion of the Rus' state.
Thereupon the Russian Church became the successor of Constantinople, and the doctrine of Moscow as the Third Rome signifies its position as the spiritual center of The One, Holy, and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
The Church was also caught in the crossfire of the Russian Civil War that began later the same year, and many leaders of the Church made the mistake of throwing their support behind what would ultimately turn out to be the losing side (the White movement).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church   (2661 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, ROCA, or ROCOR) is a jurisdiction of Eastern Orthodoxy formed in response against the policy of Bolsheviks with respect to religion in the Soviet Union soon after the Russian Revolution of 1917.
On September 13, 1922, Russian Orthodox hierarchs in Serbia met in the town of Sremski Karlovci and established a Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, the foundation of ROCOR.
In November of 1922, Russian Orthodox in North America held a synod and elected Metropolitan Platon as the primate of an autonomous Russian exarchate in the Americas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church_Outside_Russia   (646 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Russian Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with the other patriarchs and primates of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
This is seen by the leadership of the Russian church as a throwback to prior attempts by the Vatican to proselytize the Russian Orthodox faithful to become Roman Catholic.
The Russian Orthodox Church should not be confused with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (also known as the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad), which was founded by Russian communities outside of Russia, which refused to recognize the authority of the then-Communist-dominated Russian church.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Russian_Orthodox_Church   (2154 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church
The Church was originally a subsidiary of the Byzantine Orthodox Church, and the Byzantine patriarch appointed the metropolitan who governed the Russian Church.
This is seen by the leadership of the Russian church as a throwback to prior attempts by the Vatican to proselytize Russian Orthodox Church faithful to become Roman Catholic.
The Russian Orthodox Church should not be confused with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia or with the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, which were founded by Russian communities outside of Russia, which refused to recognize the authority of the then-Communist-dominated Russian church.
usapedia.com /r/russian-orthodox-church.html   (899 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox churches are built in a cruciform with the altar facing east.
An icon of the church's patron saint or an icon of the "feast day" often is placed on a cloth-covered lectern in the center of the church with candle stands nearby.
Bishops comprise the highest rank in the Church and as hierarchs, are leaders of the priests.
www2.sptimes.com /Treasures/TC.5.4.5.html   (665 words)

  
 Russia - The Russian Orthodox Church
Orthodox belief holds that the Orthodox Church is Christianity's true, holy, and apostolic church, tracing its origin directly to the institution established by Jesus Christ.
Orthodox beliefs are based on the Bible and on tradition as defined by seven ecumenical councils held by church authorities between A.D. 325 and 787.
Nevertheless, the Russian church retained the Byzantine tradition of authorizing the head of state and the government bureaucracy to participate actively in the church's administrative affairs.
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 Russian Orthodox church: early history
This period of Russian art, which lasted until the adoption of western European culture in the 18th century, is also known as the Moscow or National period.
The most important change in Russian church design of the 16th century was the introduction of the tiered tower and the tent-shaped roof first developed in wood by Russia's carpenters.
The boldest departures from Byzantine architecture were the churches of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye (1532) and the Decapitation of St. John the Baptist at Dyakovo (c.
www.cs.toronto.edu /~mes/russia/moscow/history.html   (1455 words)

  
 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: R :: Russian Orthodox Church
Nikon was deposed in 1666, but the Russian church retained his reforms and anathematised those who continued to oppose them; the latter became known as and formed a vigorous body of dissenters within the Russian Orthodox church for the next two centuries.
The Russian Orthodox church was further weakened in 1922, when the Renovated Church, a reform movement supported by the Soviet government, seceded from Patriarch Tikhon's church, restored a Holy Synod to power, and brought division among clergy and faithful.
A new and widespread persecution of the church was subsequently instituted under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/r/russian_orthodox_church.shtml   (1008 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church, 1995
Public opinion polls show that the Russian Orthodox Church is the most popular and trusted organisation in the country - way ahead of the army (which comes a rather poor second), the media, or parliament and the politicians (who come very low on the list).
The Church, for its part, points out that such contributions are simply restitution for the damage caused by state bodies, national and local, when the church buildings were confiscated in 1918, and that it owes no political favours to any one.
Russian Christians are understandably upset about this, but one response, which I don't think is legitimate, has been to see each culture as a kind of ghetto, that must be protected from all outside influences.
www.geocities.com /Athens/7734/russia.htm   (2968 words)

  
 The Christian Communities of Israel
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate considers itself to be the Mother Church of Jerusalem, to whose bishop patriarchal dignity was granted by the Council of Chalcedon in 451.
The Syrian Orthodox Church is a successor to the ancient Church of Antioch, and one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East.
The Chaldean Catholic Church is a uniate descendant of the ancient Nestorian (Assyrian) church.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/Christian_communities.html   (3115 words)

  
 ROAC: The Autonomous Russian Orthodox Church in the Americas
It was the task of the Russian Orthodox Bishops outside the Russian borders to preserve the Orthodox teaching and maintain communications with the persecuted Church inside Russia, which was faithfully done.
In response to this fact, parishes looking for the safety and the stability of the Russian Orthodox Church are coming home to the Autonomous Russian Church, whose faith has remained unchanged and refuses to bow to the godless authorities — or their compromised and broken agent, the state-subsidized Moscow Patriarchate.
In 2000, the Free and self-governing Russian Orthodox Church, under the capable leadership of Metropolitan VALENTINE of Suzdal and Vladimir, made overtures to traditional Orthodox Christians throughout the world to reunite in God-loving communion with particular pastoral concern for North America, which was a Russian mission territory before the Revolution.
www.roacusa.org   (555 words)

  
 Saints Theodore Orthodox Church - Home
Orthodox Christianity is the least-known and least-understood of the Christian confessions in
Orthodox Christianity began at Pentecost and has preserved the Apostolic Tradition "in its teachings, practices and authority" unchanged for 2000 years.
This is unfortunate, since the Church has always seen Her mission as transforming the world around Her, rather than conforming to it.
www.ststheodore.org   (497 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Religious legacy lives on in Alaska
The Russian Orthodox church in Alaska is claiming a resurgence in a faith that most people predicted would die out.
Now, with Alaska very much a part of the American psyche, the Orthodox Church has turned out to be the most durable legacy of the Russian past.
Russians had no prejudices against peoples with Asiatic appearances, so marriage with a native woman - that was nothing out of the ordinary," says local historian Dr Lydia Black.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/3531458.stm   (627 words)

  
 Russian Orthodoxy and her Traditions
The Russian Orthodox Church is the largest of all Eastern Churches, and after the Catholic Church she is the second largest Christian denomination.
Similarly, Russian Orthodoxy can be seen to be complementary to Roman Catholicism and therefore, an essential help to the Catholic Church to overcome certain problems with which she is faced in the contemporary western world.
Russian Canonical Territory is an explanation of the origins of the principle of canonical territory and a look at the way this principle reveals itself within the Russian Orthodox World.
www.catholic-church.org /church-unity/ru_ort_e.htm   (385 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The external contacts of the Russian Orthodox Church are supervised by the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
Faithful to the commandments of the Early Church and continuing the apostolic cause, the Russian Church used to bear witness to Christ "even to the end of the earth" (Acts 18), spreading the Good News of the Word of Life.
The missionary and educational work of the Russian Church was interrupted by the 1917 Revolution, when we, according to the Prophet, "received of the Lord's hand double for our sins" (Is. 40:2).
www.orthodoxy.org.au /eng   (840 words)

  
 St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Seldovia, Alaska
Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church serves not only as an active religious facility in the community, but is noted as a major landmark throughout the Kenai Peninsula and is one of the major tourist attractions for Seldovia.
Tinnette Howard, a member of the church, presents an interesting tour of the church, usually during the summer season.
The Church performs marriages, baptisms and funerals as well as providing the community with an opportunity to confess and receive communion.
www.seldovia.com /sub_churches4.htm   (357 words)

  
 History
Rome was a valuable part of the Holy Church from its beginning but the Roman Patriarchate broke from Orthodoxy in A.D. 1054, the Orthodox Church itself has had a continuous and unbroken existence down to the present time free from any post-schism reformations as in the West.
Bishop John served the Church for several years as pastor of Holy Martyrs of Port Royal Cathedral, Gary Indiana, which was a beautiful structure that was sold and razed in the 1970's becoming a parking lot for Mercy Hospital.
As with all the Holy Churches of Orthodox Faith women are not allowed to be ordained because of tradition and the decrees of the early Church Fathers.
www.rbsocc.org /history.html   (2330 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
We are speaking of the recognition of autonomy of the Church Abroad which exists in fact, on the basis of canonical norms of the Russian Orthodox Church.
In my view, the church property of the Church Abroad, wherever it may be, must remain the property of the diocese, as is required by canon law.
It robbed the Church over the course of decades and now is obligated to support the Church and cooperate in her rebirth and free development.
www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws /01newstucture/pagesen/news04/vlmarkinterview.html   (784 words)

  
 Russia-Religion
The Russian Orthodox Church: Early History - Text from the Encyclopedia Britannica is provided here by Mikhail Soutchanski at the University of Toronto.
Orthodox Church in America - A good way to learn about the Russian Orthodox Church is to learn about the Orthodox Church beyond Russia.
Russian Philosophy Forum - An Internet resource for discussion, exchange of information, and publication in the field of Russian philosophy, much of which is concerned with religion and the Russian Orthodox tradition.
members.valley.net /~transnat/russrel.html   (372 words)

  
 Syro Russian Orthodox Catholic Church
The Orthodox Church is the original Christian Church founded by Jesus and continued by his Apostles.
The Syro-Russian Byzantine Synod is the body of Bishops of the Syro-Russian Orthodox Catholic Church, originally known as the American Orthodox Catholic Chuch.
It is a canonical autocephalous jurisdiction as it adheres to the Rudder (Canon Law) of the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church, the Faith of Christ God and the Early Church Fathers, and the ancient customs of the Orthodox Christian Church.
www.rbsocc.org   (152 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Orthodox Church is the largest religious association in Russia.
Since 1990 the Russian Church has been led by His holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia, the 15th patriarch in its history, who governs together with the Holy Synod.
Today there are 5 churches and 2 chapels where the religious ceremonies are regularly held.
www.russia-in-us.com /Religion/Christianity   (150 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | Orthodox Church seeks virtual saint
Clergy in the Russian Orthodox Church are engaged in an intense debate.
The Church has enjoyed something of a revival among ordinary Russians who, in Soviet times, were discouraged from openly practising the faith.
Now, the Orthodox clergy says, with the increasing use of computers in daily life, the time has come to designate an Orthodox Church saint to serve as spiritual guide to internet users.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4088611.stm   (351 words)

  
 Saint Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church
It is believed by Orthodox Christians that their Church has preserved the tradition and continuity of the ancient Church in its fullness compared to other Christian denominations which have departed from the common tradition of the Church of the first 10 centuries.
Today Orthodox Church numbers approximately 300 million Christians who follow the faith and practices that were defined by the first seven ecumenical councils.
The word orthodox ("right belief and right glory") has traditionally been used, in the Greek-speaking Christian world, to designate communities, or individuals, who preserved the true faith (as defined by those councils), as opposed to those who were declared heretical.
www.angelfire.com /fl/OrthodoxChurch   (449 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
New York: The Sixth Meeting of the Commissions of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the Moscow Patriarchate is Held--February 21, 2006
Paris-Constantinople: Pilgrims of the Russian Church Abroad (photo-report)--December 2, 2005
Vevey, Switzerland: Appeal of the Conference of the Diocese of Geneva and Western Europe of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia—November 16, 2005
www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws /english   (1203 words)

  
 Russian Orthodox Church in Korea (abroad)
The official Publication of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
I believe that the most important and unique mission of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) in Korea is to spread the spirituality of the early Church Fathers and the Holy Tradition of Orthodoxy.
Our St. Anna Church is located in Samchuk city, which is 33 kilometers south of the port of Donghae, the largest port on the east coast.
www.korthodox.org /eng/KOM.html   (2033 words)

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