What role did the Orthodox Church play in influencing Russia?
The Russian Orthodox Church has a thousand-year history of strong political as well as spiritual influence over the inhabitants of the Russian state. After enduring the Soviet era as a state-controlled religious facade, the church quickly regained both membership and political influence in the early 1990s.
What is the significance of the Russian Orthodox Church?
The Russian Orthodox Church’s greatest strength was in the spiritual power of its liturgy, prayerfulness, icons, and monastic life. But even as the Church consolidated its authority under its own metropolitan, and later patriarch, it came into conflict with political rulers who sought to undermine it.
What is the main purpose of the Orthodox Church?
Faced with this situation, which has degraded the concept of the human person, the duty of the Orthodox Church today is—through its preaching, theology, worship, and pastoral activity—to assert the truth of freedom in Christ.
How was the Russian Orthodox Church structure?
The Russian Orthodox Church is organized in a hierarchical structure. The highest level of authority is represented by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, head of the Moscow Patriarchate.
What type of religion is Russian Orthodox?
Russian Orthodox Church
|Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)|
|Scripture||Septuagint, New Testament|
|Theology||Eastern Orthodox theology|
Who leads the Russian Orthodox Church?
Patriarch Alexander Kalinin
Russian Old-Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodox Church of the Old Believers tradition, born of a schism within the Russian Orthodox Church during the 17th century (Old Believers). The current head of the Church is Patriarch Alexander Kalinin.
Why is the Orthodox cross slanted?
The slanted line reminds us of the two thieves on both sides of the cross. One of them to the right of Christ ascended to Heaven, while the other one sank to Hell. Thus bottom bar of the cross is like the scale of justice and its points show the way to the Hell and Heaven.