Lives of Bishops
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.”
The purpose of this article  is to present the work of Archbishop Gavriil (Chepur) of Cheliabinsk. There may be some in the Diaspora who are familiar with his name and even with the music he composed. But most probably only few know much about the man and his work. And yet this is indeed [...]
Metropolitan Anthony Krapovitsky by Archpriest Vasili Zenkovsky Я [см. об авторе - прим. Вопросы истории Руссской Зарубежной Церкви] уже рассказывал в своих мемуарах («Пять месяцев у власти») о своих встречах с митрополитом Антонием. Я и там уже упоминал, что в Белграде у меня с ним восстановились (очень добрые) отношения. Я очень жалею, что при обыске [...]
The reminiscences of Fr. Vasilii Zenkovskii from the Bakhmeteff Archive of Columbia University. “Part One” was published in Zapiskii Russkoi Akademicheskoi Gruppy v SShA 26 (1994): 9-10; “Part Two” in vol. 27 (1995): 4-5. Part One I already spoke about my meetings with Metropolitan Anthonyi in my memoirs, where I mentioned that our relations (very [...]
Vitre, 1947 г.
Воспоминания отца Киприана Керна, это самый замечательный портрет Митрополита Антония. В этих воспоминаниях, как в зеркале, предстает внутренний мир самого о. Киприана, где Русская Культура в самоем высоком ее проявлении находит свое выражение в церковности.
From the Editor: The memoirs of Fr. Kyprian Kern contain the most remarkable portrait of Metropolitan Anthony. In these memoirs, as in a mirror, the inner world of Kyprian himself is presented, a world where Russian Culture, in its highest form, finds its expression in ecclesiality. Fr. Kyprian succeeded in keeping a precarious balance. On [...]
Metropolitan Panteleimon was born in Kostroma, an ancient Russian city, thought to have been founded in the 12th century. Kostroma was nearly destroyed twice in wars with Poland, and is also famous as the “birthplace” of the Romanov Dynasty, as the first Romanov Tsar, Mikhail Romanov, was offered the crown of Russia in 1612 in Kostroma. Kostroma is also home to the famed 10th century Wonderworking Fedorovskaia Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God. The most famous landmark in Kostroma is the Ipatiev Monastery, founded by a Tatar noble, an ancestor of Boris Godunov, in the 14th century. [1, 2]
New York, December 2008
I was born to an American family, of English ancestry and Protestant religion, on Dec. 21, 1946. I was raised by my maternal grandparents, in a small Connecticut town, not far from the “Russian Village” of Churaevka (Southbury, CT), where I had my first real contacts with the Orthodox Church. In school, I enjoyed the [...]
On 22 April 1922, Bishop Mikhail participated in an episcopal consecration in the new Harbin & Manchuria Diocese. At that time, Archbishop Mefody (Gerasimov, 1856-1931, later Metropolitan) of Harbin & Manchuiria, Archbishop Melety (Zaborovsky, 1869-1946, later Metropolitan of Harbin & Manchuria) of Chita & Transbaikal, and Bishop Nestor were residing in Harbin. Bishop Mikhail travelled from Vladivostok for the consecration, only weeks after the final confirmation of the creation of the new Harbin Diocese.
Archbishop James (Roy C. Toombs) of Manhattan, Head of the American Orthodox Mission, Vicar of the Diocese of Eastern America and Jersey City
Archbishop James (Roy C. Toombs. August 30, 1887 – November 1, 1970) is one of the most enigmatic figures ever to serve in the episcopate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. Within ROCOR, there were those who extended trust and respect to him; those who did not want him in ROCOR at all, much less as a hierarch; and those who reviled and condemned him.