Deacon Andrei Psarev

is creating a dialogue between the past and present of the Orthodox Church

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1) I would like to support the further growth of the website www.rocorstudies.org and thus promote the value of professional historical studies within the Russian Church Abroadж 2) This is also the way to support Andrei Psarev's work.

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  • From  Deacon Andrei's weekly podcasts, exclusively recorded for Patreon, I will learn about the past and present of the Orthodox Church, along with his perspective on contemporary phenomena and I will also be able to ask my questions. 
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My contributions will help in new projects. Currently, Byzantine Imperial History is being recorded and offered. By contributing here I support a professional church historian. It is important for a scholar to know that he may rely on steady donations while doing research. I will have access to all the materials on the site plus direct line with Deacon Andrei. 

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About Deacon Andrei Psarev

Without understanding history, we do not have the context necessary for understanding contemporary reality. Ecclesiastical reality is not an exception. Liturgy, hagiography, law, both spiritual and political philosophy of the Orthodox Church come from the Eastern Roman Empire, commonly known as Byzantium. How does the Orthodox Church both in the East and West deal with this legacy today? Find your answers here.

Who I am 

My name is Dr. Andrei Psarev I am Professor of Russian Church History and Canon Law at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, NY. Since 1985 I have been fascinated by the history of the Orthodox Church. In 1990, I came to study at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, NY. In my B.Th. thesis, I focused on the life of Archbishop Leonty of Chile and Peru. One of the things on my bucket list is to publish an extended and corrected version of this work. Since 1995, I have been teaching Russian Church History at Holy Trinity Seminary. In 2004, I graduated from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. My M.Th. thesis there was about the relations of the Russian Church Abroad with non-Orthodox Christians from 1920–1964. This is another book project that is on my to-do list. In 2009, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of New York and Eastern America, First Hierarch of the ROCOR, ordained me a deacon. In order to gain deeper insight into the history of the Russian Church, I completed a Ph.D. in Byzantine studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. You’re right: that’s another book project coming up– my Ph.D. thesis on the adoption and use in Byzantium of Canon 15 of the First and Second Council in Constantinople (861). This canon remains topical because it defends the hierarchical church order while defining the limits of ecclesiastical subordination. So far, that’s three book projects, and I am currently working on a fourth, writing about conciliarity in the Russian Church in modern times. I am also the founder and editor of the website ROCOR Studies (www.rocorstudies.org), which promotes the value of church history. Join me here if you want to learn what I think about contemporary issues, study together with me, and support my projects.
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