Tuesday, July 29, 2003

From blog correspondent Dave McLaughlin
Russian pilgrimage for St Seraphim of Sarov begins
The Russian Orthodox Church worldwide celebrates the centenary of his canonization Friday. While harmony between church and state (without, we hope, confusing the identity of the two) is the ideal of medieval Christendom East and West, what strikes me about this article is that this easily could turn into a shallow celebration of Russian nationalism and/or the current Russian government. (A problem not peculiar to Russia or to Orthodox.) One wonders what the saint would think. Anyway, here is a little about him.

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