I hardly think that Holy Orthodoxy is loosing vitality. It has revived instantateously with the coming of freedom to its traditional heartland, is now the fastest growing Christian confession in Africa, and in 1995 was the fastest growing religious confession in percentage terms in the U.S. (almost all by conversion) and is now running neck and neck with Islam for that distinction. Orthodox monastic professions are running at their highest level world-wide at least since the days of the Tsars, if not ever, and we have no clergy shortages.
I can't figure out your statistics since they seem to be enveloped in quite a few qualifiers.
Explain to me why the Russians are so against JPII traveling to Moscow. It appears to me that they are afraid of something.
posted on 10/25/2001 9:41:41 AM PDT
and is now running neck and neck with Islam for that distinction.
Glory to God! Thanks for sharing this.
posted on 10/27/2001 10:03:47 AM PDT
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