Monday, December 15, 2014

MEMO: History of Ukraine re Russian Orthodox Church


MEMORANDUM: History of Ukraine re Russian Orthodox Church
Date: Dec 15, 2014

Important re Song of Igor's Campaign.
Important re Song of Igor's Campaign.



Ancient History re Kievan Rus: 

900 AD Vikings sailed down river, founded Kiev when ditched boats. Walked North, East.

Moscow emerges re capital Russia: 

Rus exist principalities, Song of Igor's Campaign oldest Russian literature. Complains no unification. Mongols invade 13th C. 15th C Ivan III of Moscow denies Mongols tribute. Moscow easier to defend than Kiev. Ukraine means on the edge or perhaps southern blue heron.

East vs West relation re Monarch, Church: 

West looks to Rome, church separate entity. Tsar and ROC same. Even QoE looks to Archbishop of Canterbury.

20th C Ukraine History: 

Lenin gen territory Ukraine to Germans re end WWI. Stalin re famine, great.

Modern Ukraine relationship w ROC: 

Communism replaced ROC re morals, after fall USSR vacuum. Some churches held in trailers rather than tserkovs. ROC priests had been KGB. What are the Huron to do?

Konechno split re East and West pulls. Ukrainians don't want Catholicism, Anglicanism.

Ideally, ROC acts re mechanism to disseminate formal education, morals.



Important re Song of Igor's Campaign.
Important re Song of Igor's Campaign.

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