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Holy Trinity Publications announces the release of Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen: The Three-Hundred-Year History of a Russian Orthodox Church in London by Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary graduate Protodeacon Christopher Birchall.

Fr. Christopher’s magnum opus follows the nascent Orthodox community in London from its founding in 1713 by an Alexandrian bishop to its adoption as the Russian Imperial Embassy Chapel. We gain perspectives on Russian missionary efforts in the 18-19th century, most notably in relation to the Anglican communion but also stretching to continental Europe and the Americas. During the tumultuous 20th century, we see the embassy chapel transformed into a self-sustaining parish that in turn ministers to the struggling Russian émigré community. The study reaches its triumphant conclusion with the construction and dedication of a new cathedral in Harvard Road in Chiswick. Embassy, Emigrants, and Englishmen has already received scholarly acclaim from several sources.

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