The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad: A Short History (St John of Shanghai and San Francisco 1997)

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The "Russian Orthodox Church Abroad" came into existence as a distinct body following the Communist takeover in Russia. This book offers both a brief history and an explanation of the position of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad written by one of its greatest leaders, Archbishop John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francesco, who is now recognised as a saint. A short life of St. John is given and a list of key dates in the Church's life in addition to the main body of the text. Well illustrated with black and white photos.