How to use Pokrov

There are various ways to explore the Pokrov site.

If you are looking for information about something or someone in particular, you can try using our search engine. It is located at the top left hand side of each page. Click on the links which match your search for more information.

The home page (and some others) also includes a list of our ten most recent articles on the right hand side of the page under the heading “What’s New.” Click on the title to read the full article. The right hand side of an article page contains a list of “Related Items,” which leads to additional information.

Another option is to explore the four major sections on the left hand side of each page: “Take Action,” “Education and Prevention,” “Resources” and “Contact Us.”

Under “Take Action” are our guidelines on reporting abuse and on what to do if someone in your parish is accused. There is also information on how you can help Pokrov.

Education and Prevention” is where we maintain our lists of those Orthodox who have been convictedsanctionedsued or publicly accused of abuse.

You will also find a section entitled “Groups” under “Education and Prevention.” Clicking on the link will pull up a list of groups. You can use your web browser’s “find on this page” function to search for a specific group. If we have not as yet added any text to the group’s page, you can still find information about the group under “Related Items,” which will be on the right hand side of the group page.

Education and Prevention” also includes three types of articles that do not specifically relate to a person or a group. These articles are categorized under “Cult Abuse” and “General Abuse.” There is also a section on “Financial Misconduct.” Clicking on the category will pull up a list of articles. By clicking on the title of an article, you can pull up the complete text.

Resources” includes a complete list of the articles on our site, with the exception of those found under “Cult Abuse,” “General Abuse,” and “Financial Misconduct,” as well as lists of books and links. More information can be found by clicking on the title of the article or of the book, or on the name of the link.

Contact Us,” of course, contains our contact information.