In Focus

“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...


Митрополит Антоний Сурожский, “Русская Зарубежная Церковь Богу мила”

Алена Кожевникова

Рай, Суссекс 11 июля, 2014 г.

We are publishing this interview in Russian for the one hundredth anniversary of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh’s birth.  Alena Kozhevnikova was born in Serbia, then went to Germany to a camp for displaced persons in  Schleissheim and finally to Melbourne,...


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...