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By Daniel H. Shubin

ISBN-10: 0875864252

ISBN-13: 9780875864259

ISBN-10: 0875864260

ISBN-13: 9780875864266

From Apostle Andrew to the realization of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin offers the total background of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume sequence. The occasions, humans and politics that cast the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are offered objectively and intensively, describing the increase and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the various dissenters and sectarian teams that advanced over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the inflow of Protestantism and Judaism and different minority religions into Russia. The historical past covers the better degrees of ecclesiastical task together with the involvement of tsars and princes, in addition to saints and serfs, and priests and mystics. This, the 1st quantity, offers with the interval from Apostle Andrew to the demise of Tsar Ivan the negative, simply sooner than the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of just about 1600 years.

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Arseni presented his defense in writing, and he shook in agitation as he attempted to write. He claimed he was not discrediting the Empress but the issue of secularization. If the Empress did feel offended, it was not his intent to do so, and Arseni apologized and requested forgiveness. The Synod hurried through the proceedings to satisfy imperial officials, but feared assigning a sentence to Arseni. The Synod delivered the report to Empress Catherine on April 7: Metr. Arseni, in opposition to divine and natural law, in the years 1762 and 1763, composed opinions regarding legislation pertaining to ecclesiastical property, which became a discredit of her Imperial Majesty.

The Special Commission was composed of both prelates and imperial officials: Metr. Dmitri Sechyonov of Novgorod, who was also president of the Holy Synod; Pr. Aleksei Kozlovski, who was also At-Gen of the Holy Synod; Metr. Gavril Petrov of Novgorod; Bishop Sylvester of Pereyaslav; Count Ivan Illarionovich Vorontzov; Imperial steward Aleksei Borisovich Kuryakin; Pr. Sergei Gagarin; and, State Counselor Grigori Teplov. 22 The Eighteenth Century All the prelates selected were Russian, not Ukrainian; this helped mitigate the opposition of the ROC clergy.

The Synod selected Therapontov Monastery as Arseni’s place of exile. 28 The Eighteenth Century The day selected for the rite of defrocking could not be hidden from Moscow residents and they flocked to the Synod Office at the Kremlin. Soldiers were required to keep the crowds away from the building as Arseni arrived and was led inside. By order of Empress Catherine, Arseni was in full Episcopal dress, with his prelate’s mantle and his panagia and staff. The entire membership of the Holy Synod was present and At-Gen Kozlovski, along with four archimandrites of Moscow monasteries, and the newly ordained Bishop Tikhon Sokolov of Voronezh.

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