Comments on: Will Russian Orthodox role under Kirill match its numbers? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Andrew K. D. Smith http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-10856 Fri, 27 Feb 2009 07:51:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3969#comment-10856 @Michael,
I can’t say that I’ve ever understood the notion that Orthodoxy is somehow deficient without Catholicism, from either side: both ‘sides’ (if I may attempt to use non-prejorative language) uphold that there is “One, … Church”, and both sides uphold that the other is, at some level, not Church. Is there two halves of the Church – because if so, we should be saying ‘in Two Halves of One…Church\'; similar response to believing (somehow) in two Churches.
With a mutually-acknowledged bifurcation, we must accept that there is a side that is incorrect. Without even this basic acknowledgement of a fairly fundamental premise, how is there supposed to be a dialogue?

Andrew K. D. Smith, livingtheology.wordpress.com

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By: Louis Jarvis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-10048 Mon, 02 Feb 2009 16:26:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3969#comment-10048 There is, of course, a strong devotion within Russia to the Blessed Virgin, highlighted by Her prophecies at Fatima in 1917 and again at Garabandal (Spain) between 1961-65. The prophecies foretold that one day the Immaculate Heart of Mary would prevail over the darkness, violence and lies of this world, “Russia would be converted” and “a certain period of peace” given to the world. At Garabandal the Blessed Virgin said the conversion and planetary peace would be the result of a great Miracle of healing that appears to be imminent–perhaps on Holy Thursday, April 9, which also happens to be the beginning of Passover this year. So, it would seem highly likely that Patriarch Kirill, President Medvedev, Prime Minister Putin and Mikhail Gorbachev will be witnesses to the Miracle at Garabandal, along with President Obama, Secretary Clinton and other American leaders. Mr. Obama would then have a very interesting trip, indeed, to Moscow. I’ve been corresponding with Mrs. Clinton since 1993 about the Miracle and have twice personally given information to the Dalai Lama (among others) about it in the hope he would lead an inter-faith delegation to witness it; who could be opposed to planetary peace? The only alternative is fulfillment of the genuine Third Secret of Fatima: a nuclear War killing two-thirds of humanity with “the survivors envying the dead.” That is what Pope Benedict needs to be discussing with Patriarch Kirill as soon as possible, I think.

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By: Michael Grech http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-10026 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 21:17:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3969#comment-10026 Orthodoxy will not be one tenth as effective as when it is reconciled with Rome. Rome also cannot be entirely effective without its reconciliation wth Orthodox Christianity. The Catholic Church should include the Roman and the Eastern Churches, each retaining their respective traditions, but in real communion with the See of Peter. Where there is Peter there is the Church.

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-10022 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 20:49:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3969#comment-10022 Aleksandr Andreev, many thanks for your comment. What do you think are the important issues in Russian Orthodoxy that would also be important for foreign readers to know? There are bound to be issues that won’t mean much to non-Russian Orthodox. But if you think there are big issues that should be on the international religion news radar screen, please let us know.

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By: Aleksandr Andreev http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/02/01/will-russian-orthodox-role-under-kirill-match-its-numbers/comment-page-1/#comment-10020 Sun, 01 Feb 2009 19:44:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=3969#comment-10020 > “Attention will first focus on when to expect two “summits” — … with Pope Benedict.”

Who cares? Honestly, there are more important issues in Russian Orthodoxy than whether or not the Patriarch meets the Pope of Rome.

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