Following the revolution, the Russians in Paris helped preserve the faith for later Orthodox generations, and they brought something to the West.
Have Anglicans made incompatible commitments to different Christian churches in ecumenical dialogue?
Vladimir Lossky's diary, on the road to joining the French Army in 1940, reveals an intimate portrait of the famous theologian, barely revealed in his academic writing.
A very common question is some variation of "What does this or that ceremony or action mean?" It expresses a false assumption.
Without announcement (and with almost as little notice), a Vatican reform was published in the official directory of the Holy See: it plain states that the Eastern churches in Communion with Rome may have a married presbyterate anywhere in the world they happen to be.
Many, including myself, looked on with profound respect earlier this year when several Russian Orthodox monks from a monastery of the Kiev caves placed themselves between disgruntled Ukrainians and the government police in what appeared to be a peace protest. The politics of these gestures, however, were inevitably more complicated than met the eye.
It is not easy to be immersed in other Christian traditions, but it might just heal the Church.