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Metropolitan Philaret (1903-1985) was the third First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church outside of Russia. He was elected to that position in 1964, being at the time the most junior bishop among the Council. He is widely venerated throughout the Orthodox Church as a st
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by Bishop Luke of SyracuseFrom: Orthodox Life
"The new COVID-19 vaccines (both conventional and mRNA) are not perfect, but they bear no greater spiritual significance than other personal medical decisions, such as the use of medications for cancer, diabetes or hypertension."