Short Reads on January 2023

War and Eschatology
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Religion and Conflict

War and Eschatology

Any conflict, especially a military conflict, needs a clear rationale for why it occurs. Usually, this question should be answered by official representatives of the state. However, the situation in Russia after the beginning of the armed conflict with Ukraine is gradually beginning to be explained in religious terms. This language has moved beyond the…

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Apocalypse Delayed: Patriarch Kirill on Restraining the Antichrist in Ukraine
Orthodoxy and Modernity, Public Life, Religion and Conflict

Apocalypse Delayed: Patriarch Kirill on Restraining the Antichrist in Ukraine

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски On 20 November 2022, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow celebrated his 76th birthday. At a reception to mark the occasion, held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the Patriarch warned his guests in apocalyptic terms of the current dangers facing Russia and…

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Kremlin Notes in the Patriarch’s Christmas Appeal
Religion and Conflict, Religion and Politics

Kremlin Notes in the Patriarch’s Christmas Appeal

This year, on Christmas Eve, Patriarch Kirill wrote the shortest text in the fourteen years of his patriarchate: the appeal for a Christmas truce. This document might well have become a masterpiece of the anti-war, peacemaking stance of the Russian Orthodox Church. However, it turned out quite differently. The appeal for a ceasefire is yet…

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