May 17, 2007
Russian Churches Kiss and Make Up
Bitter Orthodox division formally healed.
A long-standing and bitter division in Russian Orthodoxy has ended. An Associated Press article reports on how the the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia can now share pulpits and, more importantly, the Eucharist. The division occurred in the 1920, the church abroad accusing the national church of betrayal when it announced its loyalty to the communist government. Anyone who has followed Russian Orthodoxy knows how deeply divided these groups have been. It's nice to note--for a change--Christians coming together.