History of the Creation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
February 4 - March 1, 2014

The exhibition History of the Creation of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, dedicated to the dramatic history of the Russian Church in the diaspora, from Sremski Karlovci (Serbia) to Jordanville (USA), was opened on February 4 in the Solzhenitsyn House of the Russian Diaspora in Moscow. The exhibit features facsimiles of rare archival documents and photographic materials from the archival collections of the House of the Russian Diaspora and Holy Trinity Seminary. They include correspondence of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky), his epistles and telegrams to Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich, autographs of Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) and Patriarch Varnava of Serbia, epistles of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, materials about the life of the Russian diaspora in Serbia, as well as photographs and documents about the life of Holy Trinity Monastery. The exhibit was first displayed in 2012 at the Russian House in Belgrade, Serbia, and subsequently traveled to a number of other Serbian cities.

The opening of this exhibit coincided with the presentation of a new book published by the Foundation of Russian History – Metropolitan Antonii (Khrapovitskii): Archpastor of the Russian Diaspora – the fifth volume in the series Readings in Russian Religious Culture. This volume is comprised of papers delivered at a symposium dedicated to Metropolitan Antonii held at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY in 2006.