Russian Church

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Russian Church The established church of the Russian empire up to the revolution of 1917, at which time the ruling Communist party tried to suppress all religious worship. The czar was the nominal head of the church, but he never claimed the right of deciding questions of theology and dogma. It still forms a portion, by far the largest, of the Orthodox (Eastern) Church and is governed by the Patriarch and the Holy Synod. In 1988 the church, with official approval, celebrated the 1000 year anniversary of the baptism of Russia. After breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Russian Church began to regain some its old influence in Russian life, and the government turned over some of the confiscated churches back to church control. The Russian Church was recognized anew as the official church of Russia, with special priveleges, by an act of the Russian Duma in 1997. The Metropolitan of Moscow, as Patriarch of the church, is regarded as the first among equals in order of deference among bishops of the church.
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Usage

In literature:

Czar Nicholas, as the pontiff of the Russian-Greek Church, claimed a protectorate over the Greek Christians in Turkey.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
A Russian gentleman recently expressed his conviction to the writer that the only hope for the country is in the church people.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
TOWER OF A RUSSIAN CHURCH.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
From this we see the close connection existing between the Russian and Greek Churches.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
The Russian Church is dumb; the congregation does not sing, the priest does not preach.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
All the services in Russian churches are performed in Sclavonic.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
The Russians have been hitherto supposed to belong to the Greek Church; but there now appears to be some doubt of this.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
This brave soldier, however, was canonized by the Russian Church.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
The main features of interest in Sitka are the Greek-Russian church and the walk along the beach to Indian River Park.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
It has two Evangelical, a Roman Catholic, an English and a Russian church.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

He was the prior of Saint Sophia
(A Cockney rhyme, but no better I know)—
Of St. Sophia, that Church in Kiow,
Built by missionaries I can't tell when;
Who by their discussions converted the Russians,
And made them Christian men.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church added its influential voice over the weekend to calls for a just election process in Russia.
Russian Orthodox Church calls for dress code, says miniskirts cause 'madness'.
In a sign of the growing political ambitions of the Russian Orthodox Church, a top official wants a national dress code for men and women.
Aleksy II, the Russian Orthodox patriarch who led a revival of the church after the fall of Communism and built close ties to the Kremlin under Vladimir V Putin, died Friday at his residence in Moscow, news agencies reported.
Go to main page News Russian Orthodox Church asks authorities to show mercy on Pussy Riot.
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and Cemetery.
The cemetery surrounds the old St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in the village of Kwethluk on Friday, September 21, 20112.
Russian Orthodox Church Society.
Prime Minister Vladimir V Putin with Patriarch Kirill I, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church , in May.
In a sign of the growing political ambitions of the Russian Orthodox Church , a top official wants a national dress code for men and women.
Bishop Nikolai heads Alaska's Russian Orthodox Church 1204279304245687.
On the site of a small wood-frame Russian Orthodox church, the Ganapathi Temple in Flushing, Queens, was the first Hindu temple built in North America.
Russian Orthodox Church, King George Island.
Baranov became the first Russian Orthodox cleric to have walked out in protest over the church's treatment of the Pussy Riot case.
The Eklutna Cemetery includes a few full-sized buildings, as well, such as this Russian Orthodox church.
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In science:

God, the Russian orthodox church and religion.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
The presence of a theme like Christianity (consisting of the interests ‘God’, ‘the Russian orthodox church’ and ‘religion’) is more likely to be explained by the presence of users that spread anti-propaganda, especially when taking the negative stance of the church towards drugs into account.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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