Raphael of Optina

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Our father among the saints, the New Hiero-[[Confessor]] Raphael of Optina (1891 - June 6, 1957) was a Russian monk, priest, and confessor. He suffered twenty years of unjust imprisonment under Communist rule. He was a spiritual son of some of the last of the [[Optina Elders]], such as [[St. Nektary]]. His relics are located in the narthex of Feast of the Transfiguration Church in Optina. He was glorified in 2006 by the Russian Orthodox Church and is commemorated on June 6.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s, the New Hiero-[[Confessor]] '''Raphael of Optina'' (1891 - June 6, 1957) was a Russian [[monk]], [[priest]], and confessor. He suffered twenty years of unjust imprisonment under Communist rule. He was a spiritual son of some of the last of the [[Optina Elders]], such as [[St. Nektary]]. His relics are located in the narthex of Feast of the Transfiguration Church in Optina. He was glorified in 2006 by the Russian Orthodox Church and is commemorated on [[June 6]].
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Our father among the saints, the New Hiero-Confessor 'Raphael of Optina (1891 - June 6, 1957) was a Russian monk, priest, and confessor. He suffered twenty years of unjust imprisonment under Communist rule. He was a spiritual son of some of the last of the Optina Elders, such as St. Nektary. His relics are located in the narthex of Feast of the Transfiguration Church in Optina. He was glorified in 2006 by the Russian Orthodox Church and is commemorated on June 6.

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