Embassy, Emigrants and Englishmen: The Three Hundred Year by Christopher Birchall

By Christopher Birchall

this is often the not likely heritage of a centuries outdated church situated on the center of England's capital urban. based within the early-18th century via a Greek Archbishop from Alexandria in Egypt, the church used to be aided by way of the nascent Russian Empire of Tsar Peter the nice and joined by way of Englishmen discovering in it the Apostolic religion. The church later grew to become a religious domestic if you happen to escaped the upheavals following international struggle II or who sought monetary possibilities within the West after the autumn of communism in Russia. for far of this time the parish was once a focus for Anglican–Orthodox kinfolk and Orthodox missionary endeavors from Japan to the Americas. this can be a background of the Orthodox Church within the West, of the Russian emigration to Europe, and of significant global occasions during the prism of a specific area people. The booklet calls on tales from an array of individuals, from archbishops to individuals of Parliament and imperial diplomats to post-war refugees. Their lives and the continually altering mosaic of world political and monetary realities give you the history for the fight to create and maintain the London church via time.

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