WITNESSES OF THE NORTH

NEW MARTYRS, MARTYRS AND CONFESSORS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Petros Botsis

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The persecutions in Russia began shortly after the revolution, in October 1917. The first martyr of the Russian clergy was Protopresbyter Ioannis Kochurov, from Tsarkoy Selo. On November 8, 1917, Father Ioannis and his parishioners prayed for reconciliation and peace in Russia. During the night, Bolshevik sailors entered his apartment. After severely beating him, they dragged the half-dead priest and threw him on the train tracks, where he cooled down... On January 29, 1918, sailors again executed the Metropolitan of Kiev, Vladimir. He was the first Metropolitan Martyr. After the holy martyrs John and Vladimir, others followed. The executioners of Nero and Diocletian would surely have envied the ferocity and ruthlessness of the new executioners. In 1919 at the monastery of Saint Mitrophanes in Voronezh, seven nuns were put alive in a furnace full of tar and left to boil until they died. A year earlier three priests crucified them in Kherson. In 1918 Bishop Theofanis Ilmensky of Solikamsk was taken to the frozen Kama River. There they stripped him in front of everyone's eyes. His hair was braided and braided together. Then the executioners put a stick through his hair, lifted him up and began to slowly plunge him slowly into a gap in the ice and pull him out, until he was still alive covered by a layer of ice, two centimeters thick... ( FROM THE PRESENTATION ON THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK)

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Αριθμός σελίδων: 224

Διαστάσεις: 21x14

ISBN: 9789609485050

Κωδικός: 26-948-050