Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (Park Avenue Walk)

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Walking up Park Avenue, I ran across the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Apparently, the ROCOR was established by Russian emigres then broke away from the main body of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 1920s after the Revolution. The history to this story is very complex, marked by politics and schism. The Synod building itself on Park Avenue is easy to miss when you drive down the avenue in a car. In black and gold, it makes for an elegant counterpoint to the neighborhood. The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia is now a New York City landmark.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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