Russian Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church:

see Orthodox Eastern ChurchOrthodox Eastern Church,
community of Christian churches whose chief strength is in the Middle East and E Europe. Their members number some 300 million worldwide. The Orthodox agree doctrinally in accepting as ecumenical the first seven councils (see council, ecumenical) and in
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Sanayee welcomed the idea of broader interactions and cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church.
He said a prayer service for the victims would be held later on Sunday at the cathedral, which is the main Russian Orthodox church in a region that includes Sakhalin and the Kurile island chain.
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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, called on the believers to "follow the Savior's path of love" and to "always think about the wellbeing of all people, the Fatherland and the Church.
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Basil's Cathedral, a Russian Orthodox church in Moscow, that he built entirely from origami paper.
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The song criticizes the Russian Orthodox Church's close ties to the Kremlin and the cozy relationship between President Vladimir Putin and the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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