Saturday, April 7, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 10th secular

Vladimir the Saint, 980-1015
- was torn between converting to Latin Catholicism or Greek Orthodoxy - sent people to Rome and Constantinople to report, and those who went to Constantinople were overcome by the 'beauty' of the Greek Orthodox service
- Vladimir became Greek Orthodox, his twelve sons also converted, and the Russian people converted in such numbers that the priests had trouble baptizing them all - this begins the close connection between Russia and Constantinople, and marks the adoption of the customs of the Greek church by Russia (i.e., the church being a department of the government)

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