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Russian Church

Russian Orthodox Church

noun
1.
the autocephalous Eastern Church in Russia: the branch of the Orthodox Church that constituted the established church in Russia until 1917.
Also called Russian Church.
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  • Peter determined to bring the Russian Church more under his own control.

    Peter the Great Jacob Abbott
  • For still stronger reasons he could not join the Russian Church as he was asked to do by the highest authorities.

    Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  • There are no statues or images in the building, because the Russian Church does not think it right to worship them.

    Our Little Russian Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for Russian Church

Russian Orthodox Church

noun
1.
the national Church of Russia, constituting a branch of the Eastern Church presided over by the Patriarch of Moscow
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