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MOSCOW: September 13, 2006
Monk Vsevolod (Filipiev) Presents His New Books in Moscow

A presentation was made by Monk Vsevolod (Filipiev) of Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, on September 11 at the Library Russkoye zarubezhiye ["Russia Abroad"]. Monk Vsevolod is the editor of Pravoslavnaya Rus' [Orthodox Russia] and the monastery's publications, teaches at Holy Trinity Seminary (Patristics and Homiletics) and is a member of the Union of Russian Writers.

Monk Vsevolod began his presentation with congratulatory words on the confirmation by the Synod of Bishops of the "Act on Canonical Communion." He addressed these words to those who "always openly accepted the people of the diaspora;" to wit, the Radonezh society, the periodical Rus derzhavnaya, and certain members of the Union of Russian Writers. "Now we must bring the Russian church spirit from abroad with its faithfulness to the purity of staunch Orthodoxy… to be fully adopted in Russia," he said.

Displayed on stage were portraits of two First Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, who, in the words of Monk Vsevolod, though not yet glorified in Russia, "have long ago been accepted into the hearts of the Russian people:" St John (Maximovich) of Shanghai and San Francisco, Fr Seraphim (Rose) and others.

Monk Vsevolod is a writer and poet possessing broad scope of talents. He presented his new books: a compendium of "ascetic lyricism" called Inoye ["Otherworldly"], and two collections of articles: Okhranitel'noye bogoslovie ["Preservation Theology"] and Svyatorusskoye otkroveniye miru ["Revelations of Holy Russia to the World"]. The articles in the former are devoted to intra-ecclesial and theological questions of the 20th and 21st centuries, the spiritual causes of the Revolution of 1917, and questions of ecumenism. Offered therein are unique materials on Russian Orthodoxy abroad: on Archbishop Averky (Taushev), Hieromonk Seraphim (Rose) and others. The second is a collection of three pateriks, or books on the holy fathers: those of Ladomirovo, Valaam and Jordanville, and also an examination of the "unique Holy Russian philosophy of pochvennichestvo [Slavophilism]." All the Russian-language books of Monk Vsevolod are published in the old orthography.

Blagovest-info / Patriarchia.ru