Dr. Shirin Quoted in Christianity Today

Dr. Shirin was quoted in Christianity Today article on the Russian-Ukrainian church schism. This is the biggest church schism since Protestant Reformation. Bartholomew, the Patriarch of Constantinople, granted the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine autocephaly, or autonomy. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow, swiftly protested and declared that Russian Orthodox Church will not recognize this decision. Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate remains one of the two largest churches in the Ukraine. As a result of the controversy, Bartholomew is no longer mentioned during Russian Orthodox liturgies. Christianity Today quotes Dr. Shirin as calling on Ukrainians to work diligently to restore peace and unity of Eastern Orthodox family regardless of their allegiances. The full text of the article is available at;


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