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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






The Truth About the OCA

rare Historical Masterpiece has been reprinted

This valuable history was in danger of being lost.  Everyone needs a copy of this in their home library for posterity's sake.  What is being taught by St. Vladimir's and St. Tikhon's is NOT the whole story, to say the least.

Carefully researched and footnoted, this is not the work of one person, but of a team.  One of the resources often cited is of another team which is not even Orthodox - and, therefore, had no stake in the conclusions that might be drawn from the facts, no reason to hide facts or twist certain accounts to suit their personal agenda, and no sentimental need to paint certain traitors as heros.

See sample pages here:

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scroll down about 1/2 to 2/3 down the page

A  HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN CHURCH ABROAD AND THE EVENTS LEADING TO THE AMERICAN METROPOLIA’S AUTOCEPHALY:  1917-1971.  Long out of print, we have reissued this book as a historical document in light of the recent reunification of the Russian Church Abroad with the Moscow Patriarchate.  109pp.  Paper/wire bound.  $15.00.

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√ also see the articles on the Rocor Refugees blog labeled OCA