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The issue with Hypatia is considered tragic, as well as the violent battles with Alexandrian Jews.
But cannot be blamed on or attributed to Cyril the Great.
Thanks Mina for posting the link.
Im glad there are many on here upset about the Church being used for such events. I too would prefer to keep the Church untainted from any political activity, nor make it a forum for any political message. The Church is sacred, and this should have been done in the church hall. If there was no Church hall, then do it in a bar.
Where does someone have to go to pray and worship God nowadays???
OO churches where Orthodox Christians are majority, e.g. Ethiopia and Eritrea, historically don’t practice much separation of church and state. I don’t know much about the Armenian Orthodox Church.
Personally, I am more attracted to the idea of a church that is the conscience of the state. The church not as an entity that is prohibited to meddle in secular matters but rather an institution which guides the state on the right path.
But, this is just my opinion and I really want to learn what the Church Fathers taught.