Fr. V. Boldewskul wrote:
> Church Abroad no longer reprints pre-Revolutionary texts which
> be retypset, but simply photographed and set up, in those days).
JRS: Of course, these books are now being reprinted more cheaply in
Russia! I believe even some of the books that were once typeset by
linotype in Jordanville, have also been reprinted in Russia.
> The most significant news story on the ROCOR website recently
> was that Holy Trinity Monastery bought a two color press (I assume
> as well, thus printing both sides of a signature at the same time,
> printing time by almost fifty percent).
JRS: When I entered the seminary in 1968, Fr. Ignaty said at the
time, "This printery could carry on its work 24 hours a day" -- but it
never did. They say the printery has never been used at more than 10%
of its capacity.
Perhaps that's in line with the fact that most people still put only a
dollar in the collection plate -- when they could afford $10, $20
(especially those who don't come every Sunday!) -- without even
noticing the difference to their finances.
It's both inspiring and depressing to think of what we COULD do...
Fr. John R. Shaw