In Focus

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.


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...


“Crisis Is In Fact Very Good and Very Beneficial”

Archpriest Pavel Velikanov

Moscow January 30, 2015

Protopriest Paul Velikanov is rector of St. Paraskeva’s parish, a dependency of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, and chief editor of the website In October of 2014 he presented the lecture “Ecclesiality and Ecclesialization” at Holy Trinity Seminary, calling forth much...


“Кризис на самом деле, – это очень хорошо и очень полезно”

Протоиерей Павел Великанов

Москва 30 января, 2015

“Crisis Is In Fact Very Good and Very Beneficial”

Протоиерей Павел Великанов, настоятель Пятницкого подворья при Троице-Сергиевой Лавре, главный редактор портала Богослов.ру. В октябре 2014 года он выступил в Свято-Троицкой семинарии с докладом «Церковность и воцерковление», вызвавшей большой интерес. Настоящая беседа с о. Павлом состоялась в время работы межсоборного...


The Experience of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Enriches Our Whole Church

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

Moscow January 29, 2015

During a short break in the work of the Inter-Council Presence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department of External Church Relations and permanent member of the Holy Synod, answered a question from Deacon Andrei Psarev, the...


Иерей Николай Савченко об искушении имперской мощью

Иерей Николай Савченко

Санкт-Петербург 25 февраля, 2015 г.

Fr. Nikolai Savchenko on the Temptation of Imperial Might Priest Nikolai Savchenko is one of the few people who have experienced all stages of the history of the ROCOR parishes in USSR/Russia, which had openly existed there since 1990. Fr. Nikolai...


Sister Vassa (Larin), ” I also Experienced, Together With My Church, the Very Unique Changes We Underwent”

Conducted by Deacon Andrei Psarev

Vienna, September 25, 2014

I find myself still processing this immense transition, and learning from it. I now cross paths with other Orthodox jurisdictions on a regular basis, and am often very impressed by the vibrant church-life that I observe there. This kind of capacity to change, demonstrated by our Church in recent years, is very unique in the history of church divisions, and I am grateful to be part of it.


Matushka Maria Potapov on St. John of Shanghai, “I Remember How the Unfortunate were Always Surrounding Him”

М.С. Потопова, “Вокруг него всегда были несчастные люди” In 2011 during her expeditions through the Russian diaspora, Maria Reshetnikov recorded this short account by Matushka Maria Sergeevna Potapov, who grew up in France in the Russian Church Abroaid. This is...