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By Daniel, H. Shubin

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ISBN-13: 9780875862880

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From Apostle Andrew to the belief of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin offers the full historical past of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume sequence. The occasions, humans and politics that solid the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are provided 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 heritage covers the better degrees of ecclesiastical task 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 dying of Tsar Ivan the poor, simply ahead of the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of virtually 1600 years.

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Efrim: mentioned by the chroniclers in the year 1055. 7. Giorgi: arrived in Kiev from Constantinople in 1062 and became bishop of Novgorod, which cathedra he held until 1072 when he was selected as metropolitan to succeed Efrim. He traveled to Constantinople to receive ordination that year and held the cathedra through 1076. 8. Ioyann II: ordained 1076 or 1077; he died in 1089. The chronicler describes him as good and blessed, “a man fluent in books and education, charitable to the under-privileged and widows, considerate toward all whether rich or poor; he was humble, meek and quiet; an accomplished speaker who comforted the sorrowful with his holy sermons.

Nikon and the rest of monks remained in captivity among the Polovtzi, and they were cruelly tortured. Nikon patiently endured the deprivation of food and drink and the cruel beating, while attempting at the same time to convert his torturers. By the mighty hand of God, Nikon was delivered from death and by a Divine miraculous intervention many of the Polovtzi were converted to Christianity in the year 1111.

The preacher Avrami was also popular in Rostov in later years. According to tradition, he destroyed the statue of the idol Voloss with a stick given to him by Apostle John, in a vision. This occurred during the rule of Vladimir Monomakh. After the death of Yaroslav in 1054, his sons Izyaslav, Sviatoslav and Vsevolod held control of the throne in a more or less peaceful manner until an internecine struggle burst into the open and Sviatopolk seized control in 1093, retaining it until 1114. Vladimir Monomakh, born in 1053, the great-grandson of his namesake, ascended the throne over Kievan Russia as Grand Prince in 1114 and reigned until 1125.

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