LOS ANGELES: February 10, 2009
A Book by Protopriest Alexander Lebedeff is Published in Moscow

In his Russian-language book Dom Bozhii [the House of God], published by Sretensky Monastery, Mitred Protopriest Alexander Lebedeff uses plain language to discuss the interior organization of the Orthodox temple, divine services, and how to behave appropriately inside. The book is intended as a primer and includes explanations of how to venerate icons, put up candles, write out commemorations slips. It explains how to ask a priest for a blessing, and the various forms of address used for clergy, as well as other basic information for those attending Church services.

Fr Alexander was born on March 11, 1950 in Austria. He has lived in the USA since 1951. In 1971, he graduated Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, Norwich University in Vermont, and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Fr Alexander went on to teach at Holy Trinity Seminary, Norwich and Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, articles and other publications.

He is the Rector of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Los Angeles, Dean of the Southern Deanery of the Diocese of San Francisco and Western America of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and was Secretary of the Commission on negotiations with the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate).