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Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh, 1870?-1938) was a vicar of [[Petrograd]] and was transferred in 1926 to Odessa. He refused to move from his see and was martyred by the communists after a series of imprisonments for not recognizing the declaration of Metropolitan [[Sergius_I_(Stragorodsky)_of_Moscow|Sergius]] as valid. He was widely regarded as the most vocal leader of the [[Catacomb Church]] in [[Russia]] Her formative years. He was glorified as a [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyr]] by the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], but his glorification has not been recognized by the [[Church of Russia|Patriarchate of Russia]].
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[[Metropolitan]] '''Joseph''' (Petrovykh, 1870?-1938) was a [[vicar]] of Petrograd (also known as Leningrad) and was transferred in 1926 to Odessa. He refused to move from his [[see]] and was [[martyr]]ed by the Communists after a series of imprisonments for not recognizing the declaration of Metropolitan [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius]] as valid. He was widely regarded as the most vocal leader of the [[Catacomb Church]] in [[Russia]] during Her formative years. He was [[glorification|glorified]] as a [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyr]] by the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] who celebrate his [[feast day]] on [[December 15]], but his glorification has not been recognized by the [[Church of Russia|Patriarchate of Russia]].
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==See also==
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*[[Russian True-Orthodox Church (Vyacheslav)]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/cat_joseph.aspx Metropolitan Joseph of Petrograd and the Beginning of the Catacomb Church] (Orthodox Christian Information Center]
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*[[w:Metropolitan Joseph (Ivan Petrovykh)|''Metropolitan Joseph (Ivan Petrovykh)'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://theorthodox.org/ History of the Russian True Orthodox Church]
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[[Category:Russian Saints]]
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[[Category:Bishops]]
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[[Category:Martyrs]]

Revision as of 13:11, November 13, 2008

Metropolitan Joseph (Petrovykh, 1870?-1938) was a vicar of Petrograd (also known as Leningrad) and was transferred in 1926 to Odessa. He refused to move from his see and was martyred by the Communists after a series of imprisonments for not recognizing the declaration of Metropolitan Sergius as valid. He was widely regarded as the most vocal leader of the Catacomb Church in Russia during Her formative years. He was glorified as a New Martyr by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia who celebrate his feast day on December 15, but his glorification has not been recognized by the Patriarchate of Russia.

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