Church People

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...


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...


Воспоминания о митрополите Вениамине (Федченкове)

Митрополит Антоний (Блюм) Сурожский (+2003)


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...


“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..


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...


Биография К.В. Балкунова как источник по истории русской эмиграции

Сергей Грущин


Konstantin Vasilievich Balkunov was born in Bulgaria in 1923 to Russian émigré parents. During World War II he served in the Balkans with the Russian Guard Corps. After moving to the USA he became an active member of St. Michael...


«Русскость» неизбежно будет растворяться в каждом приходе

Алена Кожевникова

Г. Рай, Сассекс, 11 июля 2014 г.

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

Я не хочу сказать, что в этом прошлом все было замечательно. Многое было действительно плохо. Но учили их, конечно, тенденциозно. И разумеется, первая группа считала, что советские эмигранты – назовем их для краткости так, - необразованные хамы, не умеющие вести себя за столом и т.д.; а они, в свою очередь, считали, что старые эмигранты – снобы, святее римского папы, и вообще, жаль, что их всех в свое время не добили. В таком роде.


Letters to G. N. Troubetskoy and to G. P. Fedotov

Disunity will create a certain amount of demoralization in our ranks and will weaken us equally in the eyes of Orthodox Russia and the other Orthodox and Christian Churches, before whom we should have unified representation. My travels in the East and the West (especially in England) have convinced me how attuned people living there are to our internal disagreements, especially when it comes to Church issues. Until now we have had, at least, a visible symbol of our Orthodox unity – the Most Holy Patriarch, in whom we came tour together like rays at the center, although at the periphery we did disagree among ourselves.