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Monday, July 26, A.D. 2010
Patriarch Kirill Plants a Tree

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has been on the job for a year and a half. I was initially worried about his elevation to the patriarchate, but he has been doing pretty good work on the spiritual, ecclesial, cultural, political, and diplomatic fronts. I am relieved to have been wrong. The patriarch is currently visiting the Ukraine; I hope that he can help to end the schism there and to regularize its ecclesial life.

OBL News has a pleasant story with charming pictures about the patriarch’s planting a birch tree (of course) at a monastery in Odessa: “Patriarch Kirill Plants Tree.”

We should not put our trust in princes, in the sons of men. However, Russia gives me hope for the near future of Christendom.

Posted by Joseph on Monday, July 26, A.D. 2010
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