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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But is Russia's future best fortified by restoring the Russian Orthodox Church to a status as the legally preferred, indeed the virtually official church of Russia, the status it held for nearly a millennium?
In a statement on 12 February, Patriarch Alexei and the Holy Synod said that "founding an ecclesiastical province in essence means creating a local Catholic Church of Russia centred in Moscow and claiming to Lave as its flock the Russian people, who are culturally, spiritually and historically the flock of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Holy Orthodox Church of Russia forbade the use of many foods during Lent and Advent, including many that were rich in oil.

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