This article is considered accurate for the current version (1.29) of the game.
This is a list of all Orthodox events. One of these events may fire every three years. Their pulse is shared with Muslim piety events, and the chance of triggering one of those events for an Orthodox nation not being a lesser partner in a personal union is 10.2% every 3 years.
The Church is a large landowner and this has brought a great deal of wealth to the Church. The non-possessors claim that the Church is being corrupted by this great wealth. Their opponents argue that the Church needs this wealth to carry out its holy mission. The key thing is the Church isn't really a big taxpayer, if it was forced to give its land away it would move it into the hands of people we can tax. The downside would be the Church would have less wealth to perform its mission.
The Church has gathered in a great Synod, they are asking for your support and certain privileges in return for helping fight anti-feudal heresies that are stalking our land. Do we help the Church keep the people in their place or do we support these movements to break up the old Feudal order.
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ our lord and his apostles. However, our family is large and diverse. Our patriarch is proposing some reforms to our liturgy that will bring our form closer to the other churches. The idea is bold and will strengthen the Church but we know that the superstitious and backward will reject this change.
The Church is a powerful institution, but more important a wealthy one. If we were to rein in the Church and make more a part of the state we would also bring in more income for taxation. On the other hand we would also sap its authority in the eyes of the masses.
If we were to promote and strengthen the powers of lay members of the Church administration and bring in more state appointments, we would bring the Church under central control. The other side of the coin is that we will damage the Church's moral standing with the people.