A History of Russian Christianity (Vol III) The Synodal Era - download pdf or read online

By Daniel H. Shubin

ISBN-10: 0875864252

ISBN-13: 9780875864259

ISBN-10: 0875864260

ISBN-13: 9780875864266

From Apostle Andrew to the belief of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin provides 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 numerous dissenters and sectarian teams that developed over the centuries (and their persecution), the presence of Catholicism and the inflow of Protestantism and Judaism and different minority religions into Russia. The heritage covers the better degrees of ecclesiastical job together with the involvement of tsars and princes, in addition to saints and serfs, and clergymen and mystics. This, the 1st quantity, offers with the interval from Apostle Andrew to the loss of life of Tsar Ivan the negative, simply ahead of the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of virtually 1600 years.

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Arseni Matzeevich. At his Episcopal estate in Rostov, Arseni immediately composed a remonstrance using testimony from the Bible to justify his claims and had it personally delivered to the tsar by a resident hieromonk named Luke. A secretary read it to the tsar in the presence of the monk. Hearing its contents, Tsar Peter was outraged, and took out his anger on the messenger: he had Luke confined to a cell under continuous guard at the Alexandr-Nevski Monastery in St. Petersburg for six months.

Koveilin was described by his contemporaries as gifted, bold, and exemplary in the Old Believer cause of ancient piety. He had exceptional abilities and could easily have attained to the patriarchal cathedra, had he lived during that era. Such character traits led Koveilin to acquire almost unlimited authority among not only the Theodosians but throughout the entirety of the Old Believer movement. In 1771, Moscow suffered from an epidemic of the plague so severe that imperial authorities were unable to deal with the number of sick and dying, and it spread throughout the region.

When news of the abolition of ecclesiastical patrimony reached Arseni, he told the monks, “There is nothing left to brew beer from. Even though Peter I decreed the appropriation of patrimony from monasteries, he decided it was better not to make such a change. Earlier tsars rewarded the Church with villages and other property; now, not only do they no longer reward, but pillage it all. In Yaroslav, they even confiscated all the appurtenances used during liturgy. Such coercion does not even exist among Turks.

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