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...


Genadii Busygin

Deacon Andrei Psarev

Jordanville, NY

Геннадий Бусыгин

Genadii Genadievich Busygin was born on April 21, 1937 in Leningrad. His father was a military pilot of Vatkian peasant stock. His mother was born in St. Petersburg into the family of a typographer and spent most of her life...


Metropolitan Kallistos Ware: “ROCOR’s Emphasis On Ascetic and Liturgical Tradition is Very Much Needed Today”

Conducted by Deacon Andrei Psarev

Oxford June 3, 2013,

When I told Fr. George Grabbe, the future Archbishop Gregory, that I had been told that I should not go to Communion in Greek churches if I received Communion in the Russian Church Abroad, he was very indignant. He said, "Who told you that?!" I didn't mention Fr. Constantine's name because I didn't want to make trouble. I just said, "Oh, well -- I heard this." At that time Fr. George Grabbe was very definite: "We are in Communion with the other Orthodox Churches, except for the Moscow Patriarchate, and except for difficulties in Jerusalem."


Геннадий Бусыгин

Диакон А. Псарев

Бусыгин Геннадий Геннадиевич родился 21 апреля 1937 г. в  Ленинграде. Отец его был военным летчиком и происходил из вятских крестьян, мать родилась в Санкт-Петербурге в семье типографа-печатника и большую часть своей жизни проработала на швейном заводе и Ломоносовском фарфоровом заводе. ...


Sophia V. Goodman, “Fr. Michael Would Open This Bag and Say, “Fill, Fill, Fill!”

Fr. Michael was like a father to them all. They all had ration books. He had one ration book. He just went down Northumberland Road. This was a very poor section then, and they were selling everything in the shops. There were butchers there. He went, and I even remember them. He had a big leather bag (there was still no artificial leather then) and he would open this bag and say, "Fill, fill, fill!" And he only had one ration book. So they'd throw him everything there. They all loved him. Everyone would be laughing. He would drag it all home and with all the girls he would prepare it in big pots. This was all in a basement in the courtyard. He would make some kind of soup out of all of it. There was some sort of refrigerator and he would invite everyone to dinner afterwards and feed all these people. It was incredible what he did.


С.В. Гудман, “Я православная из-за о. Михаила Польского”

Беседовал диакон Андрей Псарев

Лондон 23 мая, 2013 г.

Sophia V. Goodman, “Fr. Michael Would Open This Bag and Say, “Fill, Fill, Fill!”

Но они все прилипли к отцу Михаилу, потому что они были без семей тут и конечно им было достаточно и они были и по дружбе и так все. Но война началась и они все имели места тут какие-то и о. Михаил был, как отец у них всех. У всех были ration books. У него была одна ration book. Он просто ходил по Northumberland Road. Это была очень бедная часть тогда и там на лавках продавали все. Там были мясники. Он приходил и я помня их даже. У него была большая кожанная сумка (кожезаменителя еще не было) и он открывал эту сумку и говорил “Фыл фыл фыл! [fill]”. А у него одна книжка [rationale book]. Так они бросали ему все туда, любили его, все смеялись. Он это все тащил домой с девочками этими всеми готовил в огромных кастрюлях и это все было в подвале во дворе и он все это там делал какие-то супы, какие-то холодильники и всех приглашали к обеду после, кормил всех этих людей. Невороятно что он делал.


Русский фашизм в зеркале русского большевизма: натаска фашистских «крошек»

И. З. Белобровцева


От редакции Настоящее иследование соответствует тематике сайта “Вопросы истории Русской Зарубежной Церкви”, так как фашистские взгляды были популярны в правой и крайне правой среде, составлявшей паству Русской Зарубежной Церкви. Статья была опубликована в Acta Universitatis Talliensis. Таллин, 2012. С.122-131. From...



M.A. Jordan

Glen Cove, NY June 17, 2012

Из Моих Воспоминаний

The Shishkov family was very churchly. Both my grandfather and my great-grandfather were churchly. My great-grandfather held an office at the Holy Synod in Moscow and established a school for church singing. All of my childhood memories of my father in St. Petersburg are connected with the church, because our whole family always went to church.