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Shevchenko Tat'iana

Towards The Issue of the Divorce of Canonical Communion between the Russian and the Finnish Orthodox Churches


Shevchenko Tat'iana (2015) "Towards The Issue of the Divorce of Canonical Communion between the Russian and the Finnish Orthodox Churches ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia II : Istoriia. Istoriia Russkoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi, 2015, vol. 64, pp. 61-76 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturII201564.61-76

Abstract

The article explores the issue of the interrelation between the Russian and the Finnish Orthodox Churches. In 1957 the Moscow Patriarchy has offi cial recognized the Orthodox Archbishopric of Finland under the Constantinople Patriarchy’s jurisdiction and the problem of Finnish-Russian church relations ceased to be the subject of serious investigations. This situation caused the change of relation towards the Russian period in the history of the Finnish Orthodox Church. The author draws attention to constitutive documents’ formulations concerning the canonical status of the Finnish Orthodox Church in the context of historical events. She attracts attention to missed earlier, owing to ideological and political restrictions, the process’s details of autonomism of the Finnish diocese, the part of the Russian Church previous to 1921. In 2013 the Orthodox Archbishopric of Finland has solemnly celebrated the 90 anniversary of the autonomy. This implies the Russian period of the Finnish Orthodox Church has been forgotten. But this is important to hold the remembrance about that time in the historical memory by orthodox Finns because of the valuable experience of a church life.

Keywords

the Orthodox Archbishopric of Finland, the Constantinople Patriarchy, the Moscow Patriarchy, the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, canonical recognition, autonomy, autocephaly, Patriarch Tikhon (Bellavin), Patriarch Meletios (Metaxakis), S. V. Troi

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