RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 247/2
Extent95 ff.
TitleIndividual Orthodox Churches: Serbia: General situation, 1951-53
Date1951-1953
DescriptionPapers and correspondence concerning church affairs and church-state relations, religious laws and persecution under the communists, and including relations with the WCC, 1953.

Including a report on Greece and Yugoslavia to the Presiding Bishop covering church leaders, ecclesiastical relations, and relief and interchurch aid (ff. 2-5), cutting from the Monthly Bulletin of the International Peasant Union, Oct-Nov 1951 on religious persecution (f. 6), letter to the Foreign Office, UK re. the first Congress of the League of Orthodox Priests (ff. 7-8), extracts from diary letter, Oct 1951 of Rev. Murray Rogers detailing his experiences in Yugoslavia and including details of time spent with the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church (ff. 9-19), note re. social insurance of the clergy, 1951 (ff. 23-24), report on unofficial talks at Lambeth Palace between members of the Serb Orthodox Churches and the Church of England, Nov 1951 (ff. 25-28), letter from the British Embassy, Belgrade, regarding the Serbian Orthodox Church (ff. 29-39), letter to Waddams from D. Masters re. the celebration of the 50th year of priesthood of Alexis Patriarch of Moscow, 1952 (ff. 40-42), letter re. the British and Foreign Bible Society in Yugoslavia (f. 43), letter to the Foreign Office re. Communists and the Orthodox Church (ff. 44-45), government intereference (f. 46), a report from the Bishop of Gibraltar on his reception with the Patriarch and full assembly of the Holy Synod inc. government hand-outs (ff. 47-51), note re. British and Foreign Bible Society (f. 52), Waddams' responde to the Belgrade Chancery Despatch of 4th October 1952 (ff. 53-54), material re. use of Orthodox church for Anglican services (ff. 55-57), letter re. disunity in the Church (f. 58), letter re. excessive customs duty (f. 59), correspondence re. potential split between the Serb Orthodox Church and that at Belgrade (ff. 60-64), note from Rev. W. H. Macartney with attached document re. the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Yugoslavia position on the British and Foreign Bibles Society (ff. 65-66), 'Vatican's struggle against Yugoslavia', address by Edvard Kardelj to the Foriegn Affairs Committee of the Yugoslav Federal Assembly, December 18, 1952 (ff. 67-75), press cutting - 'Croatian Bishops Manhandled', Macedonia (f. 77), points made by Fr. Nikolic, 1953 re. treatment of priests and repression of religion (f. 78), note on information received from Bishop German re. relations between the State and Orthodox Church, 1953 (ff. 79-80),correspondencere. a letter on relations between World Council of Churches and the Serbian Orthodox Church (ff. 82-85), press cutting - 'Yugoslavia is an Enigma', Episcopal Church News, March 29, 1953 (f. 86), letter re. resolution with British and Foreign Bible Society, 1953 (f. 87), draft law on the legal position of religious bodies, with comments (ff. 88-95).

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