In 1991, the Russian Orthodox Church had 12,000 parishes, 117 monasteries and convents, two theologian academies, seven theologian seminaries, 16 theologian colleges and four schools. In 2011, we have 30,675 parishes, 29,324 priests, 3,850 deacons and 805 monasteries and convents. The number of theologian educational establishments has increased, too.
Twenty years is not much in the history of a Church on the one hand, but on the other, the achievements made since 1991 are colossal.
Spiritual revival is only at its start.
The exhibit below is being held in Moscow presently.
Revival of Orthodoxy in Russia
January 9, 2012 4:55 PM