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A Register of the Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich Papers
2008C81  
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Description
These papers provide insight into the life of the Orthodox Church in Poland in the Interwar period. Aleksander K. Svitich, a theologian and member of the faculty of the Vilno Theological Seminary, served on the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspapers, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov. Reflected in these papers are also Svitich's research interests.
Background
Aleksandr Kallinikovich Svitich was born March 15, 1890, the son of a Russian Orthodox priest, in Vilno, still part of the Russian empire at that time. Following the usual path of children of clergy, he pursued a theological education, graduating from the Theological Faculty of Warsaw University in 1930 and teaching at the Vilno Theological Seminary. Svitich served on the editorial board of Za svobodu, a Russian émigré newspaper, to which he contributed numerous articles, at times using his pen name Tuberozov, and edited V ograde tserkovnoi from 1930 to 1933. As legal adviser to the Orthodox Church in Poland, Svitich actively defended the interests of the Orthodox Church versus the Catholic Church in Poland.
Extent
3 microfilm reels (0.45 linear feet)
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Availability
The collection is open for research