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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Archbishop Apollinarii (Koshevoi) papers
    Dates: 1874-1935
    Collection number: 2008C43
    Creator: Apollinarii, Abp. of North America and Canada, 1874-1933.
    Collection Size: 2 microfilm reels (0.3 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diaries, correspondence, and speeches and writings, relating to the Russian Orthodox Church and to Russian émigré affairs.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Russian

    Administrative Information


    The collection is open for research

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Archbishop Apollinarii papers [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2008

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    A portion of the collection is available on Microfilm

    Location of Original Materials

    Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, New York


    1874 October 16 Born, Valok, Poltava guberniia, Russia
    1888 Graduated, Romenskoe dukhovnoe uchilishche
    1894 Graduated, Poltavskaia dukhovnaia seminariia
    1898 Tonsured monk and ordained hierodeacon
    1905 Graduated, Kievskaia dukhovnaia akademiia
    1917 Ordained bishop of Belgorod
    1922 Sent to Jerusalem to oversee the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission
    1924 Arrives in New York, Bishop of Winnipeg
    1927 Bishop of North America and San Francisco
    1929 Archbishop of North America and Canada
    1933 June 19 Died, New York, NY
    1965 Reburial, Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These papers reflect the ecclesiastical career path of Archbishop Apollinarii (Koshevoi), beginning with his educational formation in pre-Revolutionary Russia to emigration, first in Serbia, then Jerusalem, Palestine, and, finally, as Archbishop of North America and Canada. His assignments, both in Jerusalem and North America, coincided with difficult jurisdictional controversies, especially on the North American continent. His Correspondence reveals a lively exchange with both clergy and parishioners in the U.S. and Canada, and includes directives, ukazy, and ecclesiastical documents forwarded to him from the ecclesiastical administration of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in Belgrade, Serbia.
    Detailed processing and preservation microfilming for these materials were made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by matching funds from the Hoover Institution and the Holy Trinity Seminary. The grant also provides depositing a microfilm copy in the Hoover Institution Archives. The original materials remain in the Holy Trinity Seminary Archives as its property. A transfer table indicating corresponding box and reel numbers is appended to this register. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


    The collection is organized into six series: Biographical file, Diaries, Correspondence, Speeches and writings, Russian Ecclesiastical Mission File, and Printed matter

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the online catalog.


    Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkov'.
    Russians--United States.
    Russia--Emigration and immigration.