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Offline authio

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Boris Yeltsin's funeral
« on: April 30, 2007, 03:05:58 AM »
Hi all,

So I understand that HH Alexei did not preside over Boris Yeltsin's funeral, but I did hear that he was addressed in the liturgy as "President of Russia."  My question is this: is this how it works in Greece or any other democratic Orthodox country?  And what does it mean to be addressed as the president in an Orthodox funeral?
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Re: Boris Yeltsin's funeral
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 11:59:04 AM »
Once you are President you are always a President. When President Ford died he was still called President in the funeral rites here. It doesn't mean anything to be called President in an Orthodox funeral other then that is his title.