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

Andrei Zubov

Moscow January 8, 2016

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.

“Like Saint Seraphim of Sarov, He Greeted Everyone With Joy…”

Alyona Kojevnikov

Rye, Sussex July 11, 2014

In the 1970s and 80s, journalist and translator Alyona Kojevnikov was the co-author and presenter of Russian-language religious broadcasts, first for Radio Liberty in Munich and then for the Russian Service of the BBC in London, where she moved in...


“Political Ideology in the Church Is a Dead-End”

Archpriest George Mitrofanov

St Petersburg May 27,2010

However, we mustn't overlook the fact that the union of the Church Abroad with the Moscow Patriarchate returned ROCOR to the fullness of Orthodox Communion. Nowadays, Orthodoxy Is suffering from a deep crisis. Orthodoxy is not advancing in the world; in many ways it can be said that we are experiencing a universal defeat. For this reason alone, all those who feel responsible for the well-being of the world Orthodoxy as a whole, not just the Russian Orthodox world, should be united.


Зарубежная Русь должна помочь в восстановлении нашего общества

А.Б. Зубов,

Москва 8 января, 2016

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

Доктор исторических наук Андрей Борисович Зубов, политолог и религиовед, автор монографий и эксперт, занимающий деятельную гражданскую позицию. Андрей Борисович один из авторов Основ социальной концепции, принятие которой Архиерейским Собором РПЦ 2000 года сделало для РПЦЗ возможным рассмотреть вопрос о переговорах...


Bethany: Holy Work of the Russian Church Abroad

Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky)

Jordanville, NY November 6, 2015

Deacon Andrei Psarev: I would like to ask you about our school in Bethany and generally my impression from my visit to Holy Land in 1998 was that actually there are front-lines, spiritual front-lines of our church because people there...


Вифания: Святое дело Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Архимандрит Роман (Красовский)

Джорданвилль 6 ноя. 2015 г.

Bethany: Holy Work of the Russian Church Abroad

Диакон Андрей Псарев: О. Роман, я хотел спросить о Вифании. Это уникальное место, как я понимаю, потому что там совершается большое дело – забота о местных детях, именно очень такое христианское [дело]. Могли бы вы рассказать, что там сейчас происходит?...


Protopresbyter George Grabbe’s Correspondence with Archpriests Georges Florovsky and Alexander Schmemann

The infrequent instances of dialogue between the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and the other Russian-tradition Orthodox jurisdictions are generally characterized by polemics.  In the exchange below, however, a common ground between the representatives of three very diverse theological...


Bishop Makary (27 October 1866-12 November 1953) of Brooklyn

Michael Woerl

September 2015

Mikhail Ivanovich Ilyinsky was born in the village of Gorodnya, in the Tver Province of northeastern Russia. This village was first mentioned historically in 1312, as the place where the Sainted Prince Mikhail Yaroslavich of Tver signed a peace treaty with representatives of...


Any Organization Needs to Set for Itself Strategic Goals

Fr. Peter was born in New York in 1964. He grew up in the parish of St. Seraphim of Sarov on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Fr. Alexander Kisilev, Peter’s grandfather, was rector of the parish. Peter received his MBA from...


In Focus

Fund for Assistance to the Russian Church Abroad Features the Editor of this Web Site and His Family in its Annual 2013 Report

Every time you give to FFA, someone like Deacon Andrei Psarev works hard to honor your generosity. Because without you, his story may have been very different. Jordanville, NY, is not easy place to live — especially if you have...



The Russian Orthodox Diaspora: Copenhagen 1987-1988

Archpriest Nikolai Artemoff

Munich August 2015,

Archpriest Sergei Plekhov, the rector of the Parish of St Alexander Nevsky in Copenhagen wanted to publish a book about the community, but found that he lacked certain information. When he asked me what I knew about the church life...



Любая организация должна устанавливать для себя стратегические цели

Протоиерей Петр Холодный

Москва 25 ноября, 2014

Отец Петр родился в Нью-Йорке в 1964 году. Он вырос на приходе Св.Серафима Саровского в западной части верхнего Манхэттена, настоятелем которого был дедушка о.Петра отец Александр Киселёв. Петр получил высшее образование (MBA) в школе бизнеса Штерна Нью-Йоркского Университета в 1988...


Church People

Киев Архиепископа Леонтия 8

Покровский храм на Приорке, где в 1930-ые годы, служил будущий архиеп. Леонтий. К сожалению по понедельникам храм закрыт и не получилось снять его интерьер. Видны следы от неразорвавшегося снаряда и пуль.


Archbishop Alexei (Alexander Apollosovich Panteleev, 27 October 1874-11 September 1948)

Michael Woerl

Dayton, OH August 2015

Archbishop Alexei (Panteleev) was a ROCOR Bishop from the time of the 1935 reconciliation with the North American Metropolis, to 1945, when he joined the Moscow Patriarchate along with Bishop Makary (Ilyinsky, +1953). Archbishop Alexei (Panteleev) was born on 27 October...


Инокиня Лия (Хованская)

диакон Андрей Псарев

Rasaphor Nun Lea

  Из тех людей, которые мне повстречались на жизненном пути особую, светлую память храню я о Лидии Павловне Хованской.  Юность Лидии проходила в Чувашии, в тяжелых послевоенных условиях. Было большим достижением, что она выучилась на почтальона. Церковь была ее жизнью...


Everyday Saints Abroad

Yuri Khodatsky

In 1921, when I was living in Constantinople, I was once walking down a busy street in the company of a cossack standard-bearer.  Suddenly, he stood to attention, saluted and remained as still as a statue.  I turned round and...



Деятельность церковнослужителей на приходе: опыт и нормативные документы РПЦЗ

Александр Андреев

Денвер, Колорадо

In this brief communication, the author reviews the status, responsibilities and prerogatives of minor clergy as outlined in the normative documents of the ROCOR and highlights similarities and differences between these documents and the decisions of the Moscow Council of...



Деятельность русского зарубежного монашества в xx в. попытка систематизации биографических материалов

А. А. Корнилов

Нижегородский государственный университет им. Н.И. Лобачевского

Кузнецов В. А. Русское православное зарубежное монашество в XX веке: Био­графический справочник. — Екатеринбург: Барракуда, 2014. — 442 с: ил. Отечественная историография проблем развития русской церковной эмиграции пополнилась новым интересным исследованием. Сотрудник Института истории и археологии Уральского отделения РАН екатеринбургский...



Bishop Nikolai of London, Vicar of the Diocese of Paris & Western Europe

Bishop Nikolai (Ivan Ilyich Karpov) of London, Vicar of the Diocese of Paris & Western Europe



Invariably the “Russianness,” is Going to Dissipate With Every Congregation

Alena Kozhevnikova

Rye, Sussex July 11, 2014

Mind you, I used to annoy some of my colleagues in another job I had. They'd say something about God, and I'd say, "Of course God speaks Church Slavonic. He's a Russian." But when you look at it, it's ridiculous.