I must begin with the disclaimer: I am not an Orthodox Christian. Although I know more about Orthodox than the most westerners do, I do not regard myself as any kind of expert.
Was $25 million in American tax dollars allocated for a payoff to stir up religious turmoil and violence in Ukraine?
The meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held in Minsk on October 15, 2018, will go down in the church history as one of its key events. The historic decision has been made. The eucharistic communion of the Russian Orthodox Church with the Patriarchate of Constantinople is forcedly severed.
Probably not many people who follow international affairs think the intricacies of Orthodox Church governance are particularly important.
Well, the US Department of State does.
For centuries, the Orthodox Church has appropriated January 6th as the occasion to remember and commemorate the baptism of Christ by John in the Jordan River.
The chairman of the Senate of Romania Kalin Popescu-Tariceanu and the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea, who are leaders of the ruling coalition, initiated a bill fixing the special status of the Royal House of this country.