Dear reader,

I am delighted to share an essay by Protorpesbyter Grigorii Lomako (d. 1959), an alumnus of St. Peterburg Theological Academy, who left a valuable eye-witness account about the foundation of the Russian Church Abroad. This essay complements a multi-party conversation (1948-1950) about the best form of administrative organization in diaspora featured in the Canon Law section of this website.

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Thank you for your continuing interest,

Deacon Andrei Psarev,

July 22, 2021

The Ecclesiastcial-Canonical Situation of the Russian Diaspora

The canonical position of the Russian Church Abroad is unprecedented; therefore, attempts to find answers in the letter of the canons are doomed to failure.
The Ecclesiastcial-Canonical Situation of the Russian Diaspora

Церковно-каноническое положение Русского Рассеяния

Каноническое положение Русской Зарубежной Церкви беспрецедентно поэтому попытки найти ответы в букве канонов обречены на неудачу.
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