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Eastern Orthodox Church – Weakened And Divided

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The decision of the Turkish government (in fact President Recep Erdogan) to turn the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque became a symbolic and expected move highlighting the current political course of Turkey.

While this decision was expected, taking into account previous actions of Erdogan, the move itself caused a wide backlash on the international level and from Christian organizations from around the world. This comes as the conservative part of European societies and Christian organizations face an increased pressure from the propagadists of the so-called neo-liberal world order. At the same time, the number of attacks on Christians and various incidents with churches across Europe are at least suspicious.

Just on July 18, broke out at Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral in France’s Nantes. This is a historic Roman Catholic church listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1862. Its construction began in 1434 on the site of a Romanesque cathedral and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891.

Some media reports claim that the July 18 fire may have been an arson.

A year ago, in 2019, large-scale fire broke out at Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral. Most of the wood/metal roof and the spire of the cathedral was destroyed during the incident, with many speculating that it was an intentional attack (these speculations remain unconfirmed).

In these conditions, when it’s expected that the entire Orthodox World (the Hagia Sophia is a symbolic site for the Orthodox people) would unite, something different is happening. Local Orthodox churches are divided, and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I (the patriarchate is based in Istanbul) seems to be pretty restrained in his comments on the situation. Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus (the Church of Greece) already accused Bartholomew I of undermining the Orthodox unity by supporting pseudo-church organizations in eastern Europe.

However, according to recently appeared reports, the Patriarch of Constantinople just sold his position to the Turkish government for the shaky promise to allow reopening of the historical Theological School of Halki, which would be under the control of Bartholomew I after this.

The Theological School of Halki was founded in 1844 on the island of Halki close to modern Istanbul. It was the main theology school of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople until the Turkish government closed it down in 1971 under the law banning private higher education institutions. Bartholomew I not only turned the Patriarchate of Constantinople into a provider of interests of neo-lbieral Western elites, but also publicly sells its loyalty for particular economic and political benefits. No surprise, its popularity among the Orthodox world is falling. This discredits the entire concept of the Patriarchate of Constantinople as the first among equals among the heads of the several autocephalous churches that make up the Eastern Orthodox Church. Bartholomew I wanted to strengthen the patriarchate to make it the unquestioned supremo in the Eastern Orthodox Church, but instead his political games made it almost zero.

In these conditions, the Eastern Orthodox Church strongly needs the new center of power, which would be able to unite local churches and deal with new challenges and the increasing pressure. The Russian Orthodox Church acts like it wants to be such a center. However, its ability to do this successfully despite the opposition of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and its backers is still in question.

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32 comments

  1. Sencer says:

    Summary of the article: Lets make Moscow the the new seat of Eastern Orthodox Church, where Putin will be the new Altar Boy.

    1. Daniel Martin says:

      Actually we plan to do that but that new seat will not be in Moscow it will be in Constantiople! ?? ??? ☦️

      1. Sencer says:

        That train already let the station a while ago.
        Which part actually offended you , the midget being the new altar boy there ?

        1. Daniel Martin says:

          Oh trust me that express train is coming back, and it only has one single stop, Constantinople ? ? ???

          1. Sencer says:

            Sure. I would like to see how these drunkards will perform in an 20 million city when they are not fighting at the gunpoint of NKVD.

          2. Harry Smith says:

            Well, in accordance with a prophecy, in Constantinople so many Turks will die that in the river of their blood a young bull could sink. And as we take for basis that orthodox army will be interested only in Phanar, and that another prophecy says that the last days wars will be not for conquer but for slaughter, we can extrapolate the trend and make a forecast that nobody would care about civilians. For further research of this question I would suggest to read about thermobaric bombs.
            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_of_All_Bombs

          3. Sencer says:

            Are we seriously accepting prophecies as serious historical or scientific evidences for arguments ?

            Because if you take them seriously , we will finally end with Ezekiel 38-39 , which forecasts destruction of Russia / TR and almost all the ME for eternal existance of Israel.

          4. JIMI JAMES says:

            Get Thee Behind Me Satan,Jesus is lord:

          5. Harry Smith says:

            Ezekiel already happened 2000 years ago. Only Orthodox Jews can’t believe it.

          6. Raptar Driver says:

            First you have to get a leader that doesn’t give hand jobs at Turkish baths.

        2. cechas vodobenikov says:

          your feminized stupidity and insecurity again displayed —Russians consume less alcohol per capita than Germans, French, Italians. amerikans—u mentally ill cretins—30+% diagnosed w mental illness (no other society exceeds 6% except India where fewer than half r plagued w your neurosis)…how can idiot like you offend anyone—u humility yourself…for u neurotics (amerikans cannot feel pure pleasure—zizek) pleasure is the leading per capita consumption of marijuana, coke, herioin, meth, hallucinogens…LOL. it is not accident that u people have consumed 80%+ of the legal psychotropics, 66% of the antidepressants on the planet in the last decade…mentally ill cretins like you believe you can judge how civilized people wish to govern themselves—farcical

          1. Sencer says:

            Cechas , love , here it is once again .

            1.Belarus (14.4 liters)
            2.Lithuania (12.9 liters)
            3.Grenada (11.9 liters)
            4.Czech Republic (11.8 liters)
            5.France (11.8 liters)
            6. Russia (11.5 liters)

            https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/alcohol-consumption-by-country

            Quit the boze please.

            And lets act as if Russia does not have any narcotics problem . LOL

          2. JIMI JAMES says:

            No worse disease than aidz,infact thy cia/whore of babylons the one all doomed!

        3. JIMI JAMES says:

          Which offenced you,thy 9th dan who could snap both ye limp wrists,insolence!
          Maybe they can put your master there from ukraine you know 11 inches shorter?

      2. JIMI JAMES says:

        MOUNT ATHOS OR MOSCOW! FK THE NEO-LIBERAL FAKE ORTHODOX PREACHER,
        I’M ANNOITED YOU FKN WELL AINT OK! NOT WITH THAT PIECE O SHT IN TURKEY!

    2. JIMI JAMES says:

      Summary you fake muslim ranting like some insolent lgbtq/jew/bildeberg is proof you are a liar!

  2. RGtz98 says:

    Well they do call Moscow the Third Rome for something.

    1. JIMI JAMES says:

      But it ain’t,no p00fs are worthy of the truth,get it? Which means stronger are they whom reject!

  3. lovethemapples says:

    How is Turkish energy map related to this?

  4. Golden shekels says:

    i said many years ago the (((greek))) orthodox church was going to be the cancer in the orthodox church,in 1824 (Not sure exactly the date) when it officially recognized in the photo were the Freemasons

    1. Brother Ma says:

      Whst do you mean? I Don’t understand a Word.

      1. Golden shekels says:

        Greece is a modern Jewish construct, there is on ancient Greece,the only time the Hellenic states were unified was the league of Corinth(16 years)try and find a roman map with Greece on it

        1. Brother Ma says:

          True but Greece is a nation not a set of borders. All Greeks felt as one people . Magna Graecia was There before the Romans and there was the Byzantine Empire and and these were on maps in any case.

          1. Golden shekels says:

            Graecia Mountains are in the republic of macedonia

    2. JIMI JAMES says:

      Yes there is in turkey but that creep ain’t even greek (period) The main greek orthodox in united with moscow,not incests!

      1. Golden shekels says:

        the jews ran the byzantine orthodox church during the ottoman empire

  5. Brother Ma says:

    Let me guess. It was another accident as was the one with Notre Dame. Lol

    Stupid Neoeuropeans! Afraid of their own shadows and afraid to call It what It is for American’s sake! Móslem terror! ..there ,I said It. So start fighting back , Frogs and Germán Sausauges!

  6. cechas vodobenikov says:

    religions are stronger when they r not plagued by silly schizmatics—the worst r the protestants—filled with bizarre sects—indeed the USA was founded by the only Christian sect that permitted usery (Calvinism)—something not permitted by orthodox, catholics, Jews, Muslims at that time—the USA where “murikans r blind from birth”. Berkovitch—“the ultimate tricksters paradise”—sure it is an accident that 2/3 of the lawyers on the planet reside in the USA

  7. JIMI JAMES says:

    Utter bullsht,Orthodox ain’t any part of the pro lgbtq tyraid,here on in,heterosexuals all akin gets gods +!
    It ain’t orthodox church,sure the jew/bilderbegs are trying everything in vain to fail,but they can’t(period)

  8. JIMI JAMES says:

    The deeds of 99 men who assumed they are righteous don’t even rate compared the the one who is:
    What dies this mean? They shan’t change anything,give odds of 999-1 to succeed,scrw speculations:

  9. Lazy Gamer says:

    What a waste of a grand organ. lol At least the damage is not too widespread. Too many fires springing up worldwide

  10. Dannebrogs Son says:

    The muslim invasion of Europe will end with the wholesale slaughter of every muslim.

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