RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 2/2
Extent124 ff.
TitleAnglican Relations: Balkan Visits
Date22 April 1939-26 December 1940
DescriptionCorrespondence concerning arrangements for and reports on deputations from the Church of England to various Orthodox churches in the Balkans to discuss theological issues to facilitate the Orthodox acceptance of the validity of Anglican orders.

Reports on a visit to Bulgaria (Sofia) and Yugoslavia/Serbia (Belgrade), May 1939 by Canon Douglas representing the University of London at the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Sofia (ff. 4-66) and to the Holy Synod at Sofia by Dr. H. J. Buxton, Bishop of Gibraltar, Oct 1939 (ff. 67-72). Includes 'Report upon the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the St. Clement Okridsky University, Sophia, Bulgaria', June 1939, by J. A. Douglas (ff. 33-38); 'Notes of Conversation with H. M. King Boris', 24 May 1939, by J. A. Douglas (ff. 42-45) and 'Memorandum of Visit to Holy Synod, Sophia on Saturday October 7th 1939', by the Bishop of Gibraltar (ff. 69-72). Also contains correspondence regarding plans for an aborted official deputation to Athens, Sofia and Belgrade, in autumn 1939.

Correspondence regarding preparations for a visit to Yugoslavia/Serbia (Belgrade), Romania (Bucharest), Bulgaria (Sofia), Greece (Athens) and Constantinople, April-May 1940, by the Bishop of Gibraltar, Dr. Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester, Dr. Parsons, the Bishop of Southwark, Revd. Philip. Usher and Canon Douglas (ff. 73-115) and correspondence reporting on the visit (ff. 116-124). Includes 'Confidential and Semi-Political Letter from Yugoslavia and Bulgaria', 21 Oct 1939, from the Bishop of Gibraltar (ff. 76-80) and 'Copy of Resolution of Anglican-Serb Orthodox Preliminary Conference', 7 May 1940 (ff. 113-114).
RelatedMaterialSee 'Philip Usher: His Life and His Memorial', Leighton Buzzard: The Faith Press, [1952] viewed at

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