Raphael of Optina

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Our father among the saints, the New [[Hiero-Confessor]] Raphael of Optina (1891-6 June, 1957) was a Russian monk and confessor. He suffered three terms of unjust imprisonment under Communist rule, total of 20 years. He was spiritual son of the last of the [[Optina Elders]], such as [[St. Nektary]]. He was formally canonized in 2006 and is commemorated on June 6.
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Our father among the [[saint]]s, the New Hiero-[[Confessor]] '''Raphael (Sheichenko) 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 Monastery|Optina Elders]], such as St. [[Nectarius of Optina|Nectarius]]. 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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==External link==
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*[http://www.theorthodoxword.com/back%20articles/OW%20PDFs/276/OW%20276-7%20text.pdf  An Encounter with St. Raphael of Optina]
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[[Category: Saints]]
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[[Category: Russian Saints]]
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[[Category: Monastics]]
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[[Category:20th-century saints]]

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Our father among the saints, the New Hiero-Confessor Raphael (Sheichenko) 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. Nectarius. 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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