Western Rite: A Failed Missionary Attempt?

Liscard, Wallasey, UK. January 20, 2010

The history of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia includes many insufficiently explored areas. Unique photos posted on the blog of Reader Michael, from the ROCOR’s British Diocese, cast light on one such terra incognita: ROCOR’s experiment with the western liturgical rite. These photos show St. John of Shanghai celebrating the Divine Liturgy according to the Western Orthodox tradition and Bishop Jean of St. Denis (d.1972), whose ecclesiastic group was received into the Russian Church Abroad in 1960 by initiative of St. John.


Another blog deals with the ROCOR’s present-day Western rite issues:


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