The emergence of the OCA on the basis of Rusyns’ immigrant community in America
V. Rev. Michael Aksionov Meerson, PhD in Theology
This article was originally a paper in Russian delivered at the 2010 Moscow conference dedicated to Fr. Alexander Schmemann under the title “Fr. Alexander Schmemann and Metropolitan Nikodim – Builders of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.” It was subsequently published in the Journal of Moscow Patriarchate, in June, #6, 2011, under the title: “The Carpatho-Russian Immigrants, Russian Clergy, and their Canonical Recognition.” The article is translated into English by Fr. Michael A. Meerson and Prof. Olga Meerson.