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Russian Patriarch died today
« on: December 05, 2008, 05:30:48 AM »
I've read that patriarch Alexiey II of Moscow and all Rus has passed away today.

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http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=dujour&div=188
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 06:21:57 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 06:27:18 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 06:31:25 AM »
A great loss.

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 06:44:45 AM »
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Our loss.
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 07:24:35 AM »
+Eternal be his memory.
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2008, 07:32:28 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 07:32:53 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 08:22:38 AM »
I am just so surprised that there is no information as to his passing, only that he did. 

may his memory be eternal! 
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 08:50:33 AM »
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I hope and pray that the next Russian Patriarch will have more respect for Ukraine.
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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 09:05:06 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 09:28:41 AM »
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Russian News Today broadcast here in America had a good piece on his death.  I'm sure they'll do more as the days go by.  When Alexandr Solzhenitsyn died they did several days worth of reporting.

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008, 09:29:57 AM »
VECHNAYA PAMYAT

According to Russian press agency RIA Novosti, Patriarch Alexy died of heart failure.

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008, 09:40:56 AM »
May his memory be eternal!
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2008, 09:45:55 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 09:50:04 AM »
Вјечнаја памјат! Memory eternal!

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 09:53:35 AM »
Here's the story from AP: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97843863. It gives many more details about the Patriarch's life and career.

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 10:14:46 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 10:20:30 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 10:26:56 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2008, 10:28:41 AM »
Memory Eternal...

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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2008, 10:29:35 AM »
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2008, 10:32:03 AM »
He was a great Church leader and servant of the Lord.

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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2008, 10:32:29 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2008, 10:34:37 AM »
What a shock!  May his memory be eternal!
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2008, 10:37:40 AM »
On the Interfax page there are links to a good series of related articles: statements by Putin, Medvedev, and Gorbachev, and articles about the funeral/burial and election.  They speculate that the funeral will be Sunday.
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2008, 10:42:31 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2008, 11:26:14 AM »
Vyechnaya pamyat.  May his successor have Patr. ALEXEI's resolve to speak truth to Islam, as well.
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2008, 11:30:33 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2008, 01:10:36 PM »
Shocking news! :o  May His Beatitude's memory be eternal!
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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2008, 01:15:27 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 01:23:19 PM »
May his memory be eternal!
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« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2008, 01:44:01 PM »
A great loss - memory eternal.  Doesn't it seem prophetic that Metropolitan Hilarion of Vienna declined consideration for the OCA metropolitan seat?
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« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2008, 01:56:45 PM »
Patriarch Alexy fell asleep in the Lord earlier today 5 December 2008.  Memory Eternal, Vichnaya Pamyat.
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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2008, 02:01:48 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2008, 02:12:05 PM »
There were rumors that he could have died in a car crash, but earlier today the Moscow Patriarchy dismissed them (http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=67116&topic=616). They say he died in his residence because of a cardiac arrest.
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« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2008, 02:16:51 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2008, 02:21:16 PM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2008, 02:35:18 PM »
Lord have mercy on thy servant, His Holiness Patriarch ALEXEI II, and welcome him into thy countenance where there is no longer any sorrow, evil or pain, but life everlasting.

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« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2008, 03:03:41 PM »
Memory eternal to the Lord's servant, the Patriarch Alexy
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« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2008, 03:31:32 PM »
Almighty Father, who in your love for man made shine the light of Alexi II as a lighthouse in these dark times for your beloved children in Russia who came out of a period of darkness, atheism and violence; please welcome the soul of this great Patriarch and let it be an example to us and to his successor. May the Russian Orthodox Church make a treasure of his witness of your Gospel.
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« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2008, 03:31:43 PM »
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« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2008, 03:32:37 PM »
There were rumors that he could have died in a car crash, but earlier today the Moscow Patriarchy dismissed them (http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=67116&topic=616). They say he died in his residence because of a cardiac arrest.

Anyone know if cardiac arrest=heart failure=heart attack?  Thanks.

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2008, 03:46:40 PM »
I'm, like the rest of you, in Shock.  His Holiness appeared in perfect health at the recent Pauline Symposia.

May the Memory of His Holiness be Eternal and May the Holy Spirit prevail over the Holy Synod of Russia to elect a successor who will continue strengthening the Orthodox Witness of Russia.

Amen!   :'(

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2008, 03:48:47 PM »
There were rumors that he could have died in a car crash, but earlier today the Moscow Patriarchy dismissed them (http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=67116&topic=616). They say he died in his residence because of a cardiac arrest.

Anyone know if cardiac arrest=heart failure=heart attack?  Thanks.
Cardiac arrest is most often when the heart just stops beating because of a disruption to the heart's neuroelectric rhythm.

Heart failure is simply the failure of the heart muscle to circulate blood effectively enough for the rest of the body to continue living.

What we most often call a heart attack is caused by a clog or restriction in one of the coronary arteries feeding the heart.

Just enough information to answer a pertinent question...  No intent to distract from the spirit of prayer here...
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« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2008, 04:52:25 PM »
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« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2008, 06:55:26 PM »
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« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2008, 07:22:21 PM »
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« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2008, 12:57:12 AM »
May he rest in peace, may his memory be eternal...
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« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2008, 09:05:45 AM »
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« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2008, 11:30:14 AM »
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« Reply #60 on: December 07, 2008, 08:51:07 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2008, 01:50:45 AM »
May the memory of the servant of God, His Holiness Patriarch Aleksy II, be eternal!  :'(

I have a special love for the Russian Orthodox Church, and this news really hits me!  :'(
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2008, 02:06:35 PM »
http://www.pravoslavie.ru/smi/844.htm

One of the last interviews of Patriarch Alexey II. It was broadcast in december 9th on the first channel of russia.
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2008, 12:52:51 AM »
Memory eternal.
Domine Iesu Christe, Fili Dei, miserere mei, peccatricis.

órë: noun \"heart"\ (inner mind),   laurëa: adjective \"golden, like gold"\ http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/quenya.htm