Sunday, November 21, 2004

Eastern churches

Archimandrite Ambrose (Pogodin)
An official observer from the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad at Vatican II. He also knew Fr Seraphim (Rose). Вечная память.

These Russians may have sent observers to that council because 1) historically many in the Russian Church weren't particularly hostile to other Christians and 2) they may have looked up to the recently departed Pope Pius XII of blessed memory as an anti-Communist leader and may have been anxious to see what if anything would happen in that regard.

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