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Defender of the Faith vs. an antichrist

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  • podnoss
    Comrades, It is wrong to portray Petrine & post-Petrine Russian Orthodox Church as a submissive organ of the state. The Tsars, whether Peter or Saint Nicholas,
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 23, 2005
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      Comrades,

      It is wrong to portray Petrine & post-Petrine Russian Orthodox
      Church as a submissive organ of the state. The Tsars, whether Peter
      or Saint Nicholas, relied on the Church just as much as the Church
      relied on the state.

      The Church in pre-Revolutionary Russia had many administrative duties
      such as keeping vital statistics. All books on religion had to pass
      through the Church's censors. The Church's influence on moral issues
      such as sexual relations remained dominant and secular authorities to
      persecute political opponents used Church law.

      Peter the Great will also be remembered for building the last great
      monastic complex in Russia & transferring St' Alexander's remains to
      St. Petersburg, thus establishing another holiday to commemorate this
      interesting 13 th century contemplative & warrior.

      Peter was a paradox - not a satanist.

      Bye,

      John Walker
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