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Re: Why does the Russian Orthodox Church chooses not to believe....
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2018, 07:14:33 PM »
When one reads how the Orthodox church generally rejoiced in having the Tsarist yoke lifted from itself after the February Revolution and NII's abdication; symbolically by storing the Emperor's cæsaropapal seat in the Holy Synod in a museum and electing a new patriarch for the first time in 300 years, their ambiguous attitude in this matter becomes clearer.
Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)