HEALING OF OLD BELIEVER SCHISM STILL FAR IN THE FUTURE—MET. HILARION

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Pravoslavie.ru - 4/6/17 It is necessary to overcome the 17th century Old Believer schism in the Russian Orthodox Church, although it will not happen anytime soon, believes Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev), head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations, reports Interfax-Religion. The Old Believers, or Old Ritualists, separated from the Moscow Patriarchate after 1666, in protest of ...