Soviet Russia and the Orthodox Church in the Middle East

Author: Harry J. Psomiades

Publisher/Publication: The Middle East Journal

Volume/Issue: 11(4)


The author examines the relationship of the Eastern Christianity with the Christian Arab East, referring to aspects of Soviet foreign policy and Middle East politics, the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the competition between the Church of Russia. The author describes the influence and well-being of the Eastern Orthodox churches in the Middle East and the political importance of the Christian presence in the region.