OCA Archivist delivers presentation at St. Tikhon’s

Alex Liberovsky
Mr. Liberovsky lectures on North American Orthodoxy’s Alaskan roots.

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the invitation of Dr. David Ford as part of his course on America and Orthodoxy, Mr. Alexis Liberovsky, the Archivist of the Orthodox Church in America, gave a two-hour slide presentation in the Metropolitan Museum at Saint Tikhon’s Monastery and Seminary.

The presentation covered the entire panorama of the history of Russian Orthodoxy in North America from its beginnings, with the monk-missionaries arriving in Alaska from Valaam in 1794; the period of the Russian Administration under Saint Tikhon, Saint Raphael of Brooklyn, and others; the era of the Metropolia from 1924 to 1970, under the leadership of the saintly Metropolitan Leonty and others; the granting of the autocephaly in 1970; and up to the present day, with the new possibilities for Orthodox unity opening up with the establishment of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America.

It was a moving, dramatic presentation, well-appreciated by all who attended, who warmly thanked Mr. Liberovsky for his hard work in preparing this presentation.

Mr. Liberovsky is available for presentations in parishes and at other gatherings.  He may be contacted at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).