Friday, April 25, 2014

From Royal Tutor to Orthodox Missionary: The Life of Charles Sydney Gibbes

Charles Sydney Gibbes was an Englishman who served as English tutor to the children of Nicholas II. Inspired by the kindness and spirituality of the Imperial family, he followed them even after their capture by the Bolsheviks. He later underwent a religious conversion, becoming the first English Orthodox abbot, before returning to his homeland to set up an Orthodox church.
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1 comment:

Matthew M said...

Thanks for this. read about him years ago in a book. Will sign up for the publication as it looks interesting.