A brief historical and cultural review of the fundamental events and personalities of the Russian Church beginning with the Baptism of Rus’ to the Raskol (schism) of the Church in the 17th century.
The history of ancient Orthodoxy in Uganda and the role of father Joachim Kiyimba in the foundation of the Old-Rite faith in Africa
On the history of the Ugandan community joining the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church.
On the history of Old Orthodoxy from the time of Christ to the present day.
The status of old-believers in 17th century Russia was in many ways similar to that of Christians in the Roman Empire, who were forced to hide in catacombs. Russian Orthodox old-believers, likewise, hid from both state and church authorities.
Patriarch Nikon, desiring to change the ancient traditions, began to impose new ritual and liturgical practices onto Russia’s Church, unilaterally. He ascended the patriarchal seat in 1652.