Talk:Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church

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I'd like to see a source for the information in this article. I can not find the name of this church on internet. There is a "Orthodox Church of the Czech Countries" with a site at http://www.pravoslavnacirkev.cz/. There is an "Orthodox Church of Slovakia" with a site at http://www.orthodox.sk/. Gorazd has played a role in the establishing of the orthodox church in former Czechoslovakia. There is a (german) biography here, and lots to find in Czech: [1], [2], [3]. There is talk of Gorazd establing the orthodox church in former Czechoslovakia.

My main point is that there is no mentioning of something like "Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church". Even if the orthodox churches are organized by country (which is something i have understood), then the split of Czechoslovakia into Czechia and Slovakia would also have split the church, which makes the current title of the article not making any sense.

But i am sorry to say that the current links in the article are not very informative (to sayb the least).

Taka 19:21, 10 August 2005 (UTC)


The possible misunderstanding comes from the fact that the Church operates as two legal entities (one Czech and one Slovak), although it is still considered to be one spiritual entity (for short history in English, although from the Czech point of view see [4]). Its schematism [5] as well as the fact that both branches are guided by one Metropolitan of the Czech lands and of Slovakia (presently Nikolaj, Archbishop pf Prešov - see [6] for Czech and [7] for Slovak versions of Church leadership) reflect Articles 1(1,2) and 2(1) of its Constitution [8] (sorry, in Slovak only).

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