TBT: National ordination exams

“Ordination tests are to discover a minimum of knowledge to be expected, and passage of the tests is not to be considered as evidence of any profound scholarly achievement” —Bernard Iddings Bell, 1936.

TBT: Ember Days

The Living Church, 1936: “Four times a year the notices on Sunday call our attention to the Ember Days.”

Russia in the West

Following the revolution, the Russians in Paris helped preserve the faith for later Orthodox generations, and they brought something to the West.

The Red Menace

Now is not the only time anti-Russian hysteria seemed to seize the nation.