Holy Trinity Publications Releases New Memoir
Holy Trinity Publications Releases New Memoir

Jordanville, NY - On July 1st, 2014 the publishing house of Holy Trinity Monastery released its latest title. Recollections of Jerusalem (ISBN: 9780884653592) offers the personal memoirs of Anya Berezina Derrick, parishioner and former head sister of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Seattle, WA.


“This is a very different book from the memoirs and histories we’ve published in the past,” said Dcn. Peter Markevich of Holy Trinity Publications. “In it, we follow a simple refugee’s fascinating journey through the tumultuous 20th century - from her childhood in the Holy Land to married life in America and eventually a return to her ancestral Russian homeland.”


In Jerusalem Anya Berezina was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives convent, the Gethsemane convent, and the Bethany School. Her spiritual life was nurtured by St John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco, Archbishop Antony (Sinkevich) of Los Angeles, Archpriest George Grabbe, Mother Mary (Robinson), and in particular the English priest-monk Lazarus (Moore). Through Anya’s eyes, we gain new perspectives on their lives and ministries.


These recollections offer a window into the struggles and aspirations of the Russian Diaspora after the Communist takeover of their homeland and show how events such as the Bolshevik revolution, the Russian civil war, and the Arab–Israeli conflict have shaped present realities.


Recollections of Jerusalem retails at $21.95 and is available in both print and digital form. Individuals may order it at http://bookstore.jordanville.org or from any good bookstore or online retailer. Church bookstores are eligible to receive a trade discount for this and other HTP titles ordered from the publisher. See http://www.holytrinitypublications.com/Ordering for more information. Retail bookstores, academic institutions and libraries may order the book from our distributor, Independent Publishers Group (http://www.ipgbook.com).



Dcn. Peter Markevich

Holy Trinity Publications


(315) 868-4527

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