Jordanville does not pray for US authorities because of their position on abortion
In the spiritual center of the Russian diaspora they do not pray for U.S. authorities because of their position on abortion
Moscow. February 8.Interfax - In Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY (USA) - the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad - U.S. authorities are not commemorated during the Liturgy.
This decision was made during the presidency of Bill Clinton. The reason - the legalization of abortion in the country, said the abbot and rector of the local seminary, Archimandrite Luke (Murianka), as quoted by the press service of the movement "Warriors of life."
Movement leader Dmitry Baranov recently made a pilgrimage to Jordanville and met with Father Luke.
According to the priest, the liturgy proclaims: "This country, those dwelling in it in faith and piety, may the Lord God remember in his Kingdom !" It does not mention the government and army.
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