Embassy, Emigrants and Englishmen: The Three Hundred Year History of a Russian Orthodox Church in London (Paperback)
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Embassy, Emigrants and Englishmen: The Three Hundred Year History of a Russian Orthodox Church in London (Paperback)

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This is the unlikely history of a centuries old church located at the heart of England's capital city. Founded in the early-18th century by a Greek Archbishop from Alexandria in Egypt, the church was aided by the nascent Russian Empire of Tsar Peter the Great and joined by Englishmen finding in it the Apostolic faith. The church later became a spiritual home for those who escaped the upheavals following World War II or who sought economic opportunities in the West after the fall of communism in Russia. For much of this time the parish was a focal point for Anglican--Orthodox relations and Orthodox missionary endeavors from Japan to the Americas. This is a history of the Orthodox Church in the West, of the Russian emigration to Europe, and of major world events through the prism of a particular local community. The book calls on stories from an array of persons, from archbishops to members of Parliament and imperial diplomats to post-war refugees. Their lives and the constantly changing mosaic of global political and economic realities provide the background for the struggle to create and sustain the London church through time.

Publisher: Holy Trinity Publications
ISBN: 9780884653363
Number of pages: 755
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 43 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
". . . the definitive history of Russian Orthodox presence in London . . . . but much of the rich history of the Russian Church Abroad is also included . . . . One could call it an iconic approach to history." Dr. Christopher D.L. Johnson, orthodoxhistory.org
"It took an effort of will to put [this book] down. . . . I was utterly entranced . . . . Treat yourself to this feast of ROCOR history!" Deacon Andrei Psarev, rocorstudies.org
"A stunningly comprehensive adaptation of primary documents and other obscure sources...historically valuable contribution to the history of Orthodox Christianity outside of its Eastern origins." 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards, History - Editorial
"This book offers thoughtful reflection on a number of key issues of Orthodox concern . . . This book's distinct perspective, detailed approach, and extended time frame will appeal to those with a deep interest in the Orthodox emigre experience." Matthew Lee Miller, Russian Review

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