By Daniel H. Shubin
From Apostle Andrew to the realization of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin provides the full background of Christianity in Russia in a 3-volume sequence. The occasions, humans and politics that cast the earliest traditions of Russian Christianity are provided objectively and intensively, describing the increase and dominance of the Russian Orthodox Church, the numerous 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 background covers the better degrees of ecclesiastical job 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 bad, simply ahead of the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of virtually 1600 years.
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V. Narishkin, a prosecutor. After the interrogation, Arseni admonished him and then placed on the table next to him a 5-kopeck coin, telling him that it would be useful to him one day. Narishkin was infuriated; but, in later years, Narishkin became an official at a factory at the Nerchinsk mines in Siberia near Lake Baikal. After working there some time, he was investigated and found guilty of some crime, and was subsequently sentenced to a prison in Siberia. During his incarceration there and until he died, the government allotted the prison five kopeks a day for his subsistence.
Nikon, but the validity of ordination according to reformed rites — those after Patr. Nikon — was highly disputed. Some of these Old Believer priests began to require re-ordination of those who joined the Old Believer community, if they had been ordained by the reformed rites. Disharmony surfaced: the Old Believer communities of the Don and Vyatka regions accepted priests ordained by the reformed rites while other groups would not, and since no bishop was available, then no new ordination could be performed.
This was reported to the Empress. Archimandrite Gennadi and some monks who defended his action were defrocked and exiled to Solovetski Monastery. In a shallow and narrow cell under the floor of Uspenski Church at Karelia Nikolski Monastery, Arseni made life as comfortable as he could. He was ordered by archimandrite Antoni of the monastery to chop wood, fetch water, sweep and wash floors. Even incarcerated, Arseni did not cease his criticism of Empress Catherine and his denunciation of secularization, while at the same time people began to consider him a martyr and his fame increased.