By Daniel Shubin
From Apostle Andrew to the belief 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 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 clergymen and mystics. This, the 1st quantity, bargains with the interval from Apostle Andrew to the dying of Tsar Ivan the bad, simply ahead of the election of the 1st Russian Patriarch, a interval of just about 1600 years.
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Extra info for A History of Russian Christianity (Vol II) The Patriarchal Age, Peter, The Synodal System
Job failed to publicly thank Patr. Jeremiah for his blessing that designated him as the new patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. From the tsar’s chambers the assembly walked back to Uspenski Cathedral, there to again venerate the icons. After the short service, Patr. Jer- 19 A History of Russian Christianity, Vol. II emiah returned to his residence, accompanied by a royal delegation, while Job remained at the cathedra to perform additional liturgy. After these services, Job returned to his residence, accompanied by an ecclesiastical assembly.
At a farewell dinner held on December 2 at the palace, Dionysius sat at table with Tsar Feodor and Tsaritza Irina. After dinner, gifts were given to Dionysius and his entourage from the tsar and his wife. Dionysius was honorably welcomed December 19, 1591, at Chudovski Monastery, while January 12, 1592, Dionysius was ordered by Tsar Feodor to visit with Patr. Job. After the formal welcome, Dionysius proposed to Job that he should have a special representative on his behalf present at any future council of patriarchs, someone who would defend the interests of the Russian patriarchate.
Job then blessed Dionysius, using his panegia, and dismissed him. Metr. Dionysius departed Moscow on February 18, 1592, after almost nine months in Russia. Before he crossed the border, a courier caught up to Dionysius and delivered more gifts and letters from the tsar. The gifts for Patr. Jeremiah were many, and costly: an omophorium with pearls woven into it, a gold bowl for holy water, a towel interwoven with small pearls, a large quantity of sable and marten, dozens of ermine stretched over a board, and 500 pounds of walrus tusk.
A History of Russian Christianity (Vol II) The Patriarchal Age, Peter, The Synodal System by Daniel Shubin