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  1. Russian Orthodox Church(noun)

    an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia

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  1. Russian Orthodox Church

    The established church of the Russian empire up to the revolution of 1917, at which time the ruling Communist party tried to suppress all religious worship. The czar was the nominal head of the church, but he never claimed the right of deciding questions of theology and dogma. It still forms a portion, by far the largest, of the Orthodox (Eastern) Church and is governed by the Patriarch and the Holy Synod. In 1988 the church, with official approval, celebrated the 1000 year anniversary of the baptism of Russia. After breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Russian Church began to regain some its old influence in Russian life, and the government turned over some of the confiscated churches back to church control. The Russian Church was recognized anew as the official church of Russia, with special priveleges, by an act of the Russian Duma in 1997. The Metropolitan of Moscow, as Patriarch of the church, is regarded as the first among equals in order of deference among bishops of the church.

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  1. Russian Orthodox Church(ProperNoun)

    Any of a number of organizations based primarily in Russia and affiliated with the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christianity.

Freebase

  1. Russian Orthodox Church

    The Russian Orthodox Church headed by the Moscow Patriarchate, also known as the Orthodox Christian Church of Russia, is a body of Christians who constitute an autocephalous Eastern Orthodox Church under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Moscow, in communion with other Eastern Orthodox Churches. The ROC is often said to be the largest of the Eastern Orthodox churches in the world. Including all the autocephalous churches under its supervision, its adherents number over 150 million worldwide — about half of the 300 million estimated adherents of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Among Christian churches, the Russian Orthodox Church is second only to the Roman Catholic Church in terms of numbers of followers. Within Russia the results of a 2007 VCIOM poll indicated that about 75% of the population considered themselves Orthodox Christians. Up to 65% of ethnic Russians and a similar percentage of Belarusians and Ukrainians identify themselves as "Orthodox". However, according to a poll published by the highly-respected church related journal Pravmir in December 2012, only 41% of the Russian population identifies itself with the Russian Orthodox Church. Pravmir also published a 2012 poll by the respected Levada organization VTsIOM indicating that 74% of Russians consider themselves Orthodox. According to figures released on February 2, 2010, the Church has 160 dioceses including 30,142 parishes served by 207 bishops, 28,434 priests and 3,625 deacons. There are 788 monasteries, including 386 for men and 402 for women.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of russian orthodox church in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of russian orthodox church in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. Andrei Kormukhin:

    Many say that this is the revival of the Russian Orthodox Church, we use a more colorful expression.

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