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Island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is a island on the Volga opposite of the mergence of the [[w:Volga|Volga]] and [[w:Oka River|Oka]] rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor, a place of massive shootings during communist "Red terror" and repressions.   
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The island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is a island on the Volga River opposite the mergence of the [[w:Volga|Volga]] and [[w:Oka River|Oka]] Rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor. The island was a place of massive executions during communist "Red terror" and repressions.   
  
Ones of first victims who were killed here were 15 monks of [[Oransky Monastery]] and their father superior Archimandrite Augustine shot in night between August 17 and 18 in 1918.  
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Among the first victims who were killed on the island were 15 [[monk]]s of [[Oransky Monastery]] and their father superior [[Archimandrite]] Augustine. They were shot during the night between [[August 17]] and [[August 17|18]] in 1918.  
  
According to researchers total over 5000 clergimen and laymen were killed here from the summer of 1918 till the end of the '30s. Some of them have been canonised and glorified as [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyrs]]. Also here other victims of political repressions were killed. Bodies of the murdered was been thrown down into the river. Now here a repentance stone cross has been erected, regularly requiems are served, and soon the church of  Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be built<ref>[http://www.nne.ru/news_en.php?id=339486 A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny]// [[Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]]</ref>.  
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According to researchers more than 5000 [[clergy]]men and [[laity|laymen]] were killed on the island between the summer of 1918 and the end of the 1930s. Some of these [[martyr]]s have been canonised and glorified as [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyrs]]. Also many other victims of political repressions were killed on the island. The bodies of those murdered were then thrown into the river. A memorial stone cross has now been erected on the island and requiems are regularly served. Soon a [[church]] dedicated to the martyrs Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be built on the island. <ref>[http://www.nne.ru/news_en.php?id=339486 A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny]// [[Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]]</ref>.  
  
Here some names of new martyrs already having been glorified by Church, which found a place of last rest on the island of Mochalny:
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Among the new martyrs already glorified by Church and who have found a place of rest on the island of Mochalny are:
# +November 6, 1918 bishop [[Laurentius of Balakhna|Lavrenty (Knyazev)]], archpriest [[Alexey Porfiriev]] and [[Aleksey Neidgardt]] (''A comment'': they were shot directly in the city and then their bodies were thrown down into the water on the island)
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# +[[November 6]], 1918 [[Bishop]] [[Laurentius of Balakhna|Lavrenty (Knyazev)]], archpriests [[Alexey Porfiriev]] and [[Aleksey Neidgardt]] who were shot within the city and whose bodies were thrown into the water on the island.
 
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The island Mochalny (Russian: Мочальный остров) is a island on the Volga River opposite the mergence of the Volga and Oka Rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor. The island was a place of massive executions during communist "Red terror" and repressions.

Among the first victims who were killed on the island were 15 monks of Oransky Monastery and their father superior Archimandrite Augustine. They were shot during the night between August 17 and 18 in 1918.

According to researchers more than 5000 clergymen and laymen were killed on the island between the summer of 1918 and the end of the 1930s. Some of these martyrs have been canonised and glorified as New Martyrs. Also many other victims of political repressions were killed on the island. The bodies of those murdered were then thrown into the river. A memorial stone cross has now been erected on the island and requiems are regularly served. Soon a church dedicated to the martyrs Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be built on the island. [1].

Among the new martyrs already glorified by Church and who have found a place of rest on the island of Mochalny are:

  1. +November 6, 1918 Bishop Lavrenty (Knyazev), archpriests Alexey Porfiriev and Aleksey Neidgardt who were shot within the city and whose bodies were thrown into the water on the island.
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References

  1. A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny// Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas
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