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Fr. '''Daniil Sysoev''' (1974 - 2009) was a married Russian Orthodox Priest, the rector of St. Thomas' church in southern Moscow and a noted missionary especially among Russia's Muslim community, neo-Pagans, and Protestants.  He was killed in the church by a Muslim fanatic on [[November 19]], 2009, being shot four times.<ref>Sophia Kishkovsky. [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/world/europe/20moscow.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=sysoyev&st=cse Russian Priest Killed in Church]. '''The New York Times'''. November 19, 2009.</ref><ref>AsiaNews.it. ''[http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Orthodox-missionaries-for-Chinese-students-in-Moscow-18144.html Orthodox missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow].'' April 15, 2010.</ref>
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Father '''Daniil Sysoev''' was a young [[priest]] of the [[Church of Russia]] who was [[martyr]]ed in his [[church]] in southern Moscow by a Muslim fanatic during November 2009.
  
In December 2009, Fr. Daniil's killing was claimed by a militant Islamic group based in the North Caucasus. According to a statement made by Russian Islamists and released on kavkazcentre.com:
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Fr. Daniil, who born in 1974, was a married priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and rector of St. Thomas' church in southern Moscow. He was a noted missionary, especially among the Muslim, neo-Pagans, and Protestants communities of Russia. As the Orthodox Church in Russia has come around to the importance of missionary work in recent years, Fr. Daniil became known for his active missionary work, particularly among non-Orthodox, and also for his bright polemic performances. He had especially built a reputation as a priest who stood out for his proselytizing work among Russia’s Muslim community.
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His initiatives included other non-Orthodox communities. Fr. Daniil was noted for promoting a number of cultural and religious initiatives among Chinese students in Russia. <ref>AsiaNews.it. ''[http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Orthodox-missionaries-for-Chinese-students-in-Moscow-18144.html Orthodox missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow].'' April 15, 2010.</ref>
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On [[November 19]], 2009, he was killed in his church by a Muslim fanatic, who shot him four times.<ref>Sophia Kishkovsky. [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/world/europe/20moscow.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=sysoyev&st=cse Russian Priest Killed in Church]. '''The New York Times'''. November 19, 2009.</ref>
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Later, in December 2009, a militant Islamic group based in the North Caucasus took credit for the murder of Fr. Daniil. According to a statement made by Russian Islamists and released on kavkazcentre.com:
 
:''"One of our brothers who has never been to the Caucases took up the oath of (former independent Chechen president Doku Umarov) and expressed his desire to execute the damned Sysoyev"''<ref>[http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJOiv_HtszrmgOpKIJWuc5203W3A Islamists claim killing of Russian priest]. '''AFP'''. Dec. 25, 2009.</ref>
 
:''"One of our brothers who has never been to the Caucases took up the oath of (former independent Chechen president Doku Umarov) and expressed his desire to execute the damned Sysoyev"''<ref>[http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hJOiv_HtszrmgOpKIJWuc5203W3A Islamists claim killing of Russian priest]. '''AFP'''. Dec. 25, 2009.</ref>
  
Patriarch [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow]] called Fr. Daniil a [[Saint titles|confessor]] of the faith and a [[martyr]] for the cause of evangelical preaching.<ref>[http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=32981 Patriarch Cyril calls the priest Daniel Sysoeva confessor and martyr of the faith].'' '''Interfax-Religion.''' November 20, 2009.</ref>
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Patriarch [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kyrill I of Moscow]] called Fr. Daniil a [[Saint titles|confessor]] of the faith and a martyr for the cause of evangelical preaching.<ref>[http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=32981 Patriarch Cyril calls the priest Daniel Sysoeva confessor and martyr of the faith].'' '''Interfax-Religion.''' November 20, 2009.</ref>
  
 
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Father Daniil Sysoev was a young priest of the Church of Russia who was martyred in his church in southern Moscow by a Muslim fanatic during November 2009.

Fr. Daniil, who born in 1974, was a married priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and rector of St. Thomas' church in southern Moscow. He was a noted missionary, especially among the Muslim, neo-Pagans, and Protestants communities of Russia. As the Orthodox Church in Russia has come around to the importance of missionary work in recent years, Fr. Daniil became known for his active missionary work, particularly among non-Orthodox, and also for his bright polemic performances. He had especially built a reputation as a priest who stood out for his proselytizing work among Russia’s Muslim community.

His initiatives included other non-Orthodox communities. Fr. Daniil was noted for promoting a number of cultural and religious initiatives among Chinese students in Russia. [1]

On November 19, 2009, he was killed in his church by a Muslim fanatic, who shot him four times.[2]

Later, in December 2009, a militant Islamic group based in the North Caucasus took credit for the murder of Fr. Daniil. According to a statement made by Russian Islamists and released on kavkazcentre.com:

"One of our brothers who has never been to the Caucases took up the oath of (former independent Chechen president Doku Umarov) and expressed his desire to execute the damned Sysoyev"[3]

Patriarch Kyrill I of Moscow called Fr. Daniil a confessor of the faith and a martyr for the cause of evangelical preaching.[4]

References

  1. AsiaNews.it. Orthodox missionaries for Chinese students in Moscow. April 15, 2010.
  2. Sophia Kishkovsky. Russian Priest Killed in Church. The New York Times. November 19, 2009.
  3. Islamists claim killing of Russian priest. AFP. Dec. 25, 2009.
  4. Patriarch Cyril calls the priest Daniel Sysoeva confessor and martyr of the faith. Interfax-Religion. November 20, 2009.

Sources

The missionary movement associated with Fr Daniil Sysoyev (“Prophet Daniil movement”) is promoting a number of cultural and religious initiatives among Chinese students in Russia.
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