By Daniel Shubin
From Apostle Andrew to the realization of Soviet authority in 1990, Daniel Shubin provides the complete 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 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 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 dying of Tsar Ivan the bad, simply sooner than the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of virtually 1600 years.
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S. Lobanov-Rostovski, the tsar’s courtier, and A. V. Plescheev, an official of the tsar, led the donkey. The entourage left the Kremlin and traveled toward Kitai Gorod (Ori- 22 The Era of the Patriarchate ental Quarter), and then to the Florovski Bridge. At the bridge, the new patriarch descended from his donkey and, standing on a special dais, read a traditional prayer for the prosperity of the city, king and state. He raised the cross and sprinkled holy water on the area. With the bells of the Kremlin ringing in the background, the procession headed back.
Jeremiah, signed by 1. St. Pantaleon, d. AD 303. Christian martyr and patron saint of physicians. 32 The Era of the Patriarchate the tsar and Russian Orthodox prelates, stating that it was Moscow’s right to have the third position and not the last. The letter was given to Metr. Dionysius, who was also informed that Moscow would be willing to contribute the funds requested by Constantinople if the decision was made in Moscow’s favor. At a farewell dinner held on December 2 at the palace, Dionysius sat at table with Tsar Feodor and Tsaritza Irina.
Job removed his vestments and Patr. Jeremiah endowed him with a special gold icon and hung it around his collar. The tsar approached the center of the ambo and presented Job with a gold panegia, encrusted with jewels, along with a new set of vestments. The tsar handed these gifts to Jeremiah, who, in turn, hung them on Job, until he was attired in his new patriarchal vestments. He also received a staff made of solid gold, embedded with jewels and pearls, which was crafted especially for the occasion.