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The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has called an emergency meeting for tomorrow.  It is widely expected that His Holiness Patriarch Maxim will announce that he is stepping down from the Patriarchal throne due to his advanced age and deteriorating health.  His Holiness has been hospitalized for lengthy periods recently, and is currently under home care.  His Holiness will retain the honorific of Patriarch, and the rank of Patriarch-emiratus, as well as the dignity of "His Holiness", for life, but will be replaced on the Patriarchal throne.

 http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2012/10/elderly-bulgarian-patriarch-to-withdraw-from-post/

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Amid speculation that Patriarch Maxim was expected to abdicate during the current emergency meeting of the Bulgarian Synod, reports are coming out that the Orthodox Patriarch of Bulgaria has been hospitalized again, and that he may be in a coma.

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144517

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Patriarch Maxim is reported to have died today. He was 98.
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It's been confirmed.  Patriarch Maxim of Bulgaria has died. Will post separately.


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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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