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Charles and Orthodoxy

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Submitted by ROb (United Kingdom), Oct 17, 2006 at 10:00

It's not many years ago now that there were rumours in the British press that Charles was very interested in Orthodoxy; it was said that the only thing preventing him from converting was his future role as monarch and head of the C of E. John Taverner, friend, Orthodox convert and composer said that Charles would convert if he could. The Athonite monks have hinted that Charles may have taken the Orthodox Sacraments, which would (technically) make him Orthodox. At the Blessing following his marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Creed was sung in Russian to a setting by Gratchanov (Not sure of spelling!). There were supposed to be icons on the wall at Highgrove. His interiew with the Russian magazine 'Den' suggests he takes a very Slavophile view of the role of Russia and orthodoxy in re-spiritualising Europe. He must have read Dostoyevsky and Max Weber! In addition when at Highgrove I believe he does not worship in his local parish church, but travels to the nearest church that uses the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. What then are we to believe?

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