Patriarchate of Moscow
Russia’s President Putin hosted a meeting for 15 Eastern Orthodox churches Thursday:
July 25, 2013
President Vladimir Putin praised close ties between the Kremlin and the powerful Orthodox Church as he hosted top Orthodox clergy from across the world Thursday to mark the 1025th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Russia.
Convening the heads and senior members of 15 Orthodox Churches for an unprecedented meeting at the Kremlin, Putin praised the moral authority of the Church as he seeks to strengthen his power following huge protests against his 13-year rule.
“It is important that relations between the state and the church are developing at a new level,” Putin said in televised remarks, with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill by his side.
“We act as genuine partners and colleagues to solve the most pressing domestic and international tasks, to implement joint initiatives for the benefit of our country and people,” he told the black-robed clerics.
Alongside Kirill, those present included Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, Theophilos III of Jerusalem and Ilia II of Georgia, the Kremlin said.
Also present were the heads of the Bulgarian, Serbian, Polish and Cypriot Orthodox Churches. Together they represented more than 227 million faithful.
Conspicuously, however, the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I did not go to the meeting and was represented by a lower-ranking cleric. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/07/25/putin-hosts-world-orthodox-leaders-at-unique-gathering/#ixzz2a6r431fy
The Russian Orthodox Church, through leaders such as Patriarch Kirill, has supported Vladimir Putin. And he and that church have supported Vladimir Putin, even when many Russians were turning against him.
So now, Vladimir Putin has hosted something that Patriarch Kirill is most likely quite pleased with.
I believe that Russian Patriarch Kirill has a keen interest in politics and ecumenical matters. For a while, I believe that the Russian Orthodox Church will support, at least to a degree, the ecumenical religion that the Vatican will change into.
And that will not be a good thing according to Bible prophecy.
But, ultimately, the Russian Orthodox Church will turn against the ecumenical faith and likely encourage the Russian leadership later in the 21st century to turn against what will have risen up in Europe.
Those interested in learning more may wish to study the following articles:
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