Union of Orthodox Citizens
Who are these people?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
Union of Orthodox Citizens appeals to Alexy II to break all relations with the Vatican and start missionary work in Europe and America
Patriarch Alexey hasn't exactly been cordial with the Vatican in the first place and all those "relations" haven't gone anywhere - so breaking relations would probably save the MP and the Vatican some time and aggravation on both sides.
Insofar as the "missionary work" is concerned; hasn't the MP been establishing churches in Europe? I thought that they just started some churches in Ireland..?
Also, in regards to that same "missionary work" in America - shouldn't this be the job of the OCA?? After all, the MP is the one who granted them their autocephalous status.
Oh wait, the MP already is doing "missionary work" here - they have 33 churches and one monastery!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š
While I'm at it, the OCA has one
representation church in Russian (St. Catherine's), but the MP has 33 and
I've often wondered what the purpose was for the MP to establish churches here, seperate
from the OCA...?
This seems odd to me - anyone care to try and explain this to my feeble mind?
PS - If the excuse is, "why they're here to minister to Russian Orthodox Christians coming over from Russia!" - then why do some of the churches have "English" listed as the liturgical language, along with using the "Gregorian" calendar???