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Orthodox theologians decry anti-Semitism in liturgy May 02, 2007

A group of Orthodox theologians has called for the revision of liturgical texts, to remove what they see as anti-Semitic language, a Russian news agency reports.

Credo, a Christian news agency operating on the internet, reports that 12 Orthodox theologians issued a statement favoring liturgical changes during an April visit to Israel. The group found anti-Semitic passages particularly in the liturgical texts of the Orthodox Easter season.

The statement was endorsed by theologians of the Russian, Greek, Ukrainian, and Georgian Orthodox traditions.