Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople and Russia to Meet

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

Patriarch Kirill of Russia

Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (Left)


The Eastern Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople and Russia are to meet this Saturday:

Orthodox Patriarchs to Meet in Moscow

ROME, MAY 18, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Moving forward in a sometimes troubled history, the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople will visit his counterpart in Moscow, arriving Saturday and staying through the end of the month.

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia invited Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to make the visit. Bartholomew I will be accompanied by an entourage including a few ranking Orthodox prelates and several laypeople.

It remains to be seen how close the two will get together.

Patriarch Bartholomew has made it clear that he wants ecumenical unity between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholics (see Bartholomew I Patriarch of Constantinople Opposes Those Who Warn Against Catholic Unity).  Patriarch Kirill has been less enthusiastic about such unity (see New Russian Orthodox Patriarch), but does not necessarily oppose discussions related to it.

I would speculate that they will come to some type of limited understanding on this subject.  And while both biblical and Catholic (Greek/Eastern and Latin/Roman) prophecies teach that unity between the West and the East will occur, it is most likely that Russia will eventually pull out of any type of unification that it may become part of.

Though many act otherwise, Catholic and biblical prophecy indicates that such unification is NOT going to be good for the planet.  And especially for American Catholics.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox? Are the current ecumenical meetings a good thing or will they result in disaster?
Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics The talks for unification involve compromise and the apparent rising up of a changed religion that no one should accept.
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.

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