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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 »
Memory eternal.


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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008, 09:40:56 AM »
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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!

Lord have mercy on Thy servant Alexey II.
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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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2008, 10:20:30 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2008, 10:26:56 AM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2008, 10:32:03 AM »
He was a great Church leader and servant of the Lord.

Holy Immortal, have mercy!

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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2008, 01:15:27 PM »
Μετὰ τῶν Ἁγίων ἀνάπαυσον, Χριστέ, την ψυχην του δούλου σου, ἔνθα οὐκ ἔστι πόνος, οὐ λύπη, οὐ στεναγμός, ἀλλὰ ζωὴ ἀτελεύτητος!
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2008, 01:23:19 PM »
May his memory be eternal!
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2008, 02:01:48 PM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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 »
Lord, have mercy on Your servant's soul, rest him with all Your saints. Memory Eternal.
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« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2008, 02:21:16 PM »
Eternal memory! Vechnaya Pamyat!
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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 #41 on: December 05, 2008, 02:43:04 PM »
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Re: Russian Patriarch died today
« 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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