Tuesday, May 02, 2006

ROCOR & The Moscow Patriarchate: Reunion at Last?

This weekend the Fourth All Diaspora Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia convenes in San Francisco. There are two main objectives. The first is to clarify the mission of the Russian Church Abroad in the post cold war era. And the second is to make a recommendation to the synod of bishops on the question of restoration of canonical communion with the Russian Orthodox Church (MP). The latter question is the one everyone is focusing on. I have no idea how closely the lines are drawn in ROCOR between those favoring restoration of communion with the mother church (and possibly by extension much of the rest of the Orthodox world) and those favoring continued isolation. Like most everyone I hear conflicting reports. However I thought I would post a few articles dealing with the subject over the next several days.

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