The article covers one of little-investigated episodes of the preparation of an orthodox parish’s reform in Russian Empire on the eve of the revolution of 1917. In the center of an author’s attention - the work of the Special conference for the project’s development of an orthodox parish. The Special conference was established at the St. Synod in 1907 and continued the works of the Preceding the Local council Office on a parish question. The author studies the circumstances of a conference’s establishment, its structure, the mechanism of functioning and the basic features of the generated project of an orthodox parish, guardianships and brotherhoods.
the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, pre-council discussions, the reform of an orthodox parish, special conference at the Synod, bodies of a parish management, parish property, I. S. Berdnikov, A. A. Papkov