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18153St.Sergius/Paris may close due to severe financial crisis

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    Jul 3, 2013
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      St. Sergius Orthodox Institute in Paris may close due to severe financial crisis

       

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      Saint Sergius Orthodox Institute in Paris was on the verge of bankruptcy. The call for help came in early July on the official website of the institute.
      http://www.saint-serge.net/evenements/avenir.html#appelaide

      The appeal, signed by the dean of the school Archpriest Nikolai Ozolin, it is noted that the institute, which is soon to celebrate the 90th anniversary of its founding, has gained popularity not only in the Orthodox, but also throughout the Christian world.At its source was a galaxy of famous Russian theologians who were expelled from their homeland in the early twenties of the last century.

      Institute, says the appeal, while remaining true to its Russian roots, quickly gained a well-deserved recognition as a center of inter-Orthodox theological studies.

      However, at present institution, for reasons beyond his control, is experiencing an unprecedented financial crisis that threatens the very existence of this one of a kind of spiritual school. "The last few months, we are not able to pay salaries to teachers and staff. We invite all those who cherish the Christian theological thought and theological studies, to help us keep the institute. Anyone, even the most humble contribution will be received with genuine gratitude. Please help us!" - Quoted by the call for help "Newsru.com" .

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      St. Sergius Orthodox Institute was opened in Paris in 1925 at the Second Congress of the Russian Student Christian Movement by leading theologians of the Russian emigration. In this theological school taught Archimandrite Kiprian (Kern), Archpriest George Florovsky, Sergei Bulgakov and Nikolai Afanasyev, VN Lossky and many others.  

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