The Russian Church Abroad Should Help Us to Build-up Our Society

I have always felt that the Russian Diaspora – not just the Church, but the whole of that part of Russia which had found itself in exile and their descendants – and the Russia which had remained at home should work together in building up our society. So far, I see no evidence of this. On the contrary, and to my great regret, I often observe the opposite. For example, many of ROCOR’s good priests and bishops have become rather taken in by the political claims in the Church – things like “Crimea is ours” and the Ukrainian question. On the other hand, I think many of them, being both intelligent and honest people, are beginning to see the whole thing for what it was, that they weren’t seeing things clearly. That’s what I would like to talk about.

Из Джорданвилльского монастыря в тюрьму особого режима в Австралии

Ни для кого не секрет, что Русская Зарубежная Церковь не платит своему духовенству достаточные зарплаты. Семинаристы тратят свои стратегически важные годы на получение достойного богословского образования в Свято-Троицкой семинарии в Джорданвилле, а потом остаются без какой-либо поддержки и вынуждены прилагать...

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From Jordanville Monastery to a Maximum Security Prison in Australia

It is an open secret that generally the Russian Church Abroad cannot pay its clergy sufficient salaries. Seminarians spend strategically important years getting a decent theological education from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, but then they are on their own...

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Reminiscences About Metropolitan Veniamin (Fedchenkov)

From Editor of ROCOR Studies Bishop Veniamin (Fedchenkov) headed the military clergy in the Russian Army of General Wrangel and was one of the founders of the Supreme Church Authority of the Russian Church Abroad in 1920.  Because of the...

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Воспоминания о митрополите Вениамине (Федченкове)

Митрополит Антоний (Блюм) Сурожский (+2003)

1999

Reminiscences About Metropolitan Veniamin (Fedchenkov)

От редакции Вопросов Истории Русской Зарубежной Церкви Епископ Вениамин (Федченков), возглавлял военное духовенство в Русской Армии ген. Врангеля,  один из создателей в 1920 г. Высшего Церковного Управления Русской Зарубежной Церкви.  В 1927 г. на почве требований митрополита Сергия (Страгородского) о...

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«У нас в Святой Земле есть свое место»

Архимандрит Роман (Красовский)

Джорданвилль, Н.Й. 5 ноя. 2015 г.

“We Have our Own Place in the Holy Land”

В ноябре 2015 года Свято-Троицкий монастырь в Джорданвилле посетил архимандрит Роман (Красовский), начальник Русской Духовной Миссии (РПЦЗ) в Святой Земле, любезно согласившийся ответить на вопросы редакции сайта Вопросы истории Русской Зарубежной Церкви. Традиционно в Вербное воскресенье, в храмах Русской Зарубежной...

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“We Have our Own Place in the Holy Land”

Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky)

Jordanville, NY November 5, 2015

«У нас в Святой Земле есть свое место»

Yes, the Intifada. Many of the nuns in the Mount of Olives convent are Arabs. Once during the Intifada, at the beginning of the 2000s they heard their home towns and villages being bombed. You can imagine how they felt, having relatives there. They were understandably distraught. There are also frequent clashes near the Mount of Olives convent, you cam go outside and smell tear gas, hear gunfire. This is not all over the place, just in several locations. In the 1960s and 1970s, even in the 1980s, the Russian Orthodox diaspora was aware of the existence of our monastic communities in the Holy Land, and sent financial donations. However, we did not seem to be able to keep up the impetus of this..

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Nadezhda F. Petrova

Bishop Jerome

February 7, 2016

Early this morning I received the news that Nadezhda Feodorovna Petrova (in English their surname is spelled “Petrovs” even though they did not actually live in Latvia, but this spelling was the one fixed by U.S. immigration officials and was...

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