Hundreds attend funeral for head of R...

Hundreds attend funeral for head of Russian Orthodox church off...

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 21, 2008, titled Hundreds attend funeral for head of Russian Orthodox church off.... In it, Newsday reports that:

Hundreds of people gathered Friday morning for the funeral of a man who played a key role healing an 80-year-old schism in the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Santa Clara, CA

#1 Mar 21, 2008
It’s not Good Friday for Russian Orthodox Christians. Russian Orthodox Friday is April 25 this year.
Diakon Iona

United States

#2 Mar 24, 2008
The basic academic errors in this article are astounding. The reference to Good Friday mentioned by Anonymous is certainly a good example, but the use of phrases such as "incantations", "call-and-response" and "schism" reflect a basic lack of knowledge that, in the final analysis, is tantamount to insult to Orthodox Christians. I realize that such an error would likely not occur in a larger publication, but errors (and the tacit insults implied by these errors) such as those in this article are inexcusable in the age of the Internet where good, detailed information is available at the click of a mouse. I humbly request that, in honor of our dearly beloved archpastor, Metropolitan Laurus, the newspaper retracts this article, corrects the errors and resubmits it with an apology.

Diakon Iona

Bluefield, WV

#3 Mar 24, 2008
I can only second the comments of Diakon Iona.

San Francisco, CA

#4 Mar 24, 2008
It does not surprise me that in today's secular society that the newspeople do not know that Orthodox Easter(Pascha)always follows passover.

Lawrence, KS

#5 Mar 25, 2008
Discussion of the errors in this otherwise thorough article can be found at at
Elena Marion

Harker Heights, TX

#6 Mar 25, 2008
Although I was not able to attend the funeral services of Our Mitropolite Laurus, I want to say he was truly a Saint and was a loving man who loved Our Lord Jesus Christ, our Russian Orthodox Church and loved to serve.
He will truly be missed by all.

Since: Jan 08

Palo Alto, CA

#7 Mar 28, 2008
God Bless

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