This publication presents to the reader previously unpublished text of the unique material composed in 1853 by scholar and specialist in local history celibate priest (ieromonakh) Ioasaf (Gaponov V. S.) in the frames of project of preparation of historical and statistic descriptions of all the dioceses (eparchis) of the Russian Orthodox Church initiated by the Holy Synod in 1850 and left unfinished. The book includes not only the historical description of the Vladimir diocese but also copies of the historical documents from monastiс and church archives (some were lately lost), what gives it outstanding importance for the study of the history of Vladimir region.
“Dmitrii Bulanin” publishers issued the publication “Ioasaf (Gaponov V. S.), ieromonakh. Tserkovno-istoricheskoe i statisticheskoe opisanie Vladimirskoi eparkhii, sostavlennoe na osnovanii opredeleniya Sv. Pravitel’stvuyushchego Sinoda ot 19 maya / 6 oktyabrya 1850 goda”. This book was prepared on the basis of materials from the Russian State Historical Archive by the director of SPbIH of the RAS A.V. Sirenov and the head of the Dept. of Historical Bibliography of the NLR, associated researcher of SPbIH of the RAS A.I. Razdorskii.