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Encyclical by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church

1927/1927

Solzhenitsyn Centre of Russian Emigré Studies

Solzhenitsyn Centre of Russian Emigré Studies

Encyclical by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia to mark the sorrowful tenth anniversary of the seizure of power in Russia by the Bolsheviks.
October 1927. Sremski Karlovci. Signed by Metropolitan Antony. A print copy.

“…Can we ever embrace the evil that the Soviet power has done during its decade-long rule of the Russian land? Only recently has Deputy Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Sergius called for our loyalty to the Soviet power. We responded in accordance with our bishopric fairness. We rejected those appeals with no hesitation. There was no other way for us to do it…”

Archives of Solzhenitsyn Centre of Russian Emigré Studies. F. 2

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  • Title: Encyclical by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Date: 1927/1927
  • Location: Sremski Karlovci

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