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The Third Rome I: Ivan the Terrible and the Murder of Saint Philip

The Third Rome I: Ivan the Terrible and the Murder of Saint Philip

Having related the fall of Byzantium to the Turks, Fr. John now begins a reflection on the only remaining Orthodox state in eastern Christendom, Muscovite Russia. In this introductory anecdote he tells of an event in the history of this "Third Rome" that signaled the coming decline of ecclesio-political symphony, and with it the experience of paradise.

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