A New Documentary on Alaskan Orthodoxy

It is with pleasure that I announce to all of you a new, forthcoming documentary on Orthodoxy among the Yup’ik by Dmitry Trakovsky.  Here is the press release: ARCTIC CROSS PRESS RELEASE After you’ve read that, if you’d like a foretaste, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GseuuXrGQoY Please consider supporting him in his endeavor.

SOCHA, American Orthodox History, and the Digital Humanities

In the last several years, the discipline known as the “Digital Humanities” has come to the fore.  Digital Humanities is basically the intersection of the humanities and digital technology, for all the breadth that can mean, but often involves meta-data (data about data, if you will).  One of the sub-disciplines in the digital humanities field…

Archimandrite Theoklitos Triantafilides

Mimo Milosevich has written on Archimandrite Theoklitos Triantafilides (who served in America from 1896 to 1916).  Some of his reflections may be read here: http://sites.google.com/site/theoclitostriantafilides/ Indeed, I consulted Mimo when writing my paper on Greeks serving in the Russian Mission, which I presented at this past year’s SOCHA Symposium.  He was very helpful in pointing…

Reginald Wright Kauffman

Matthew has mentioned the first English speaking Transfiguration parish here: http://orthodoxhistory.org/2010/01/26/the-first-english-speaking-parish/ One of the converts he mentioned was a gentleman named Reginald Wright Kauffman.  Kauffman lived from 1877-1957 and was a noted author. He also served as a newspaper editor for a time.  He was raised Episcopalian and apparently considered Mormonism for a time.  He…