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The Eastern Orthodox cross

The Russian Church Abroad

On Novermber 7, 1920 Patriarch Tikhon issued an Encyclical ordering that the millions of Russian diaspora that had fled the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution organinze a church authority outside of Soviet control. The Russian Orthodox Church was in 1920 organized under the communist Soviets.

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