Zhukovskaia Evgeniia

To the Question of Information and Publishing Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in the early 20th Century

Zhukovskaia Evgeniia (2016) "To the Question of Information and Publishing Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church in the early 20th Century ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia II : Istoriia. Istoriia Russkoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi, 2016, vol. 68, pp. 65-70 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturII201668.65-70


The article analyzes the documents by which the Church attempted to regulate their own information and publishing activity in the early twentieth century. Scientifi c and technological progress of the era influenced various aspects of social life, including Church Ministry in the community. According to this background, the Orthodox Church attempted to build up its missionary and educational work in different directions: to create a printing center for liturgical publications, establishing peer review of textbooks for parochial schools, religious schools and seminaries. Several years there was continuing debate about whether the conclusion in a single Agency monitor all publishing activity. At the Council of 1917–1918 on the publishing and information sector had pinned their hopes on the expansion of the educational mission in a society obsessed by revolutionary turmoil. But the adopted initiatives were never realized, and in 1925 the right to issue publications and periodicals of the Church was taken away.


the Russian Orthodox Church history, church communication, public documents of the Russian Orthodox Church, Church highest authorities, the Church information politics, information and publishing activity of the Church, Church information.


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