Russian Orthodox Church


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Russian Orthodox Church an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Russian Orthodox 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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In literature:

The Russian Church, like the Eastern Orthodox Church generally, is essentially conservative.
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
The Russian ruler did believe that the Orthodox Church was orthodox.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
The priest of course belonged to the Russian Orthodox Church and whose head in the old days was the Czar.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
The Emperor of Russia is the undisputed head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
We are loath to unveil completely the vices and ignoble habits that distinguish the priests of the orthodox Russian church.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
If the wearer be not a priest of the Orthodox Church, I like to think of him as a Russian nihilist.
"The Sixth Sense" by Stephen McKenna
They must be replaced by the Russian spirit and the orthodox Greek church.
"The Jew" by Joseph Ignatius Kraszewski

In news:

Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and Cemetery.
The Russian Orthodox Church said an antireligious campaign – in sympathy with Pussy Riot punk band – was under way after four large wooden crosses were destroyed over the weekend.
Church of the Holy Ascension of Christ, a Russian Orthodox Church, in Dutch Harbor.
The Russian Orthodox church, which was widely persecuted under Communism, has grown in size and influence since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk is a rising star in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Russian Orthodox Church in seeking to avoid a scandal has created one by airbrushing a $30,000 watch from the wrist of Patriarch Kirill I in an official photograph.
MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church is asking for clemency for three jailed members of the rock band Pussy Riot if they repent for their "punk prayer" for deliverance from President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's main cathedral.
Russian Orthodox church forgives anti-Putin girl band.
St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
Altar of St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, approx 1899.
Russian punk blasphemy trial shows a powerful, and political, Russian Orthodox Church.
A leader in the Russian Orthodox Church has asked the government to adopt a nationwide ban on the promotion of gay rights, according to the Associated Press.
The powerful Russian Orthodox Church wants the Duma to follow regional governments that have banned 'homosexual propaganda aimed at minors'.
After a week of mounting protest over alleged fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, the Russian Orthodox Church has called for stricter control over the election process—evidence of the extent to which anger has spread in Russian society.
Russian Orthodox Church Adds Influential Voice to Calls for Election Reform.

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