About Historical Studies of the Russian Church Abroad

In 2008, www.rocorstudies.org was developed as the official website for the Historical Studies of the Russian Church Abroad by Subdeacon, now Deacon, Andrei Psarev as a meeting place for those attentive to the past & present state of the ROCOR.

These conversations about the past are based upon historical methodology with a healthy respect for each subject researched, and an indiscriminate approach to the facts studied. The dialogue about the present establishes the same methodology for those who recognize the value of candid conversation. Offensive or potentially libelous comments will be removed.

We hope you enjoy this site.

Revised Dec. 30, 2020

Greetings of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

ROCOR Studies - Vladyka Hilarion

Vladyka Hilarion

It is impossible to adequately evaluate today’s challenges without understanding the past in its complexity. I hope that this site will advance the study of the history of the Russian Church Abroad and will become a place of lively fellowship, where scholars can post updates on their projects and perhaps raise some measure of support. May God bless the objective study of our past, without whitewash or omission.

+ Metropolitan Hilarion 8/21 November, 2008, The Synaxis of Archangel Michael and the Bodiless Powers