The Ninth congress of clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (ROAC) was held September 3 and 4 in Suzdal, as reported by the Suzdal Diocese Vedomosty.
Metropolitan Kirykos of Mesogea and Lavriotiki was forbidden at the Synod meeting of the "Matthewite" Synod of the TOC on June 17/30 after he refused to present at the discussin of his views. (...)
Christians should not get involved in politics. Christians, especially in our sad time in history, should stand far away from any such thing and from all political matters.
On the eve of Pascha, April 17/30 of 2005, in 6 PMMoscow time, Metropolitan Epiphany, First Hierarch of the True Orthodox Church of Cyprus (part of the "Matthewite Synod") reposed in the Lord, Vertograd reports.
BEIJING The Chinese police on Monday detained three leading intellectuals who have been critical of the government, apparently stepping up a campaign to silence public dissent.
Bartholomew I says that receiving the relics of two Doctors of the Church from John Paul II was his most important service in 13 years as ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople.