Bishop Nikolai (Ivan Ilyich Karpov) of London, Vicar of the Diocese of Paris & Western Europe
Bishop Nikolai was born on 13 Oct 1891, to a pious and faithful Old Believer family in Siberia. Siberian Old Believers were known to be particularly tenacious in their adherence to the Old Belief. Up until the end of the 19th century, the forests “were rife with … secret shelters and small monasteries [of Old Believers] inhabited by two or three to up to a dozen monks.”
Marina Ledkovsky, (born Fasolt in Berlin, Germany), is Professor Emerita of Slavic Languages and Literatures (Barnard College/Columbia University). Brought up in different European countries such as Germany, Poland and France, she graduated from the Cecilienschule, Lycee for Girls in Berlin...