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 saints, the New Hiero-[[Confessor]] Raphael of Optina (1891-6 June, 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]]. He was canonized in 2006 and is commemorated on June 6.

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Our father among the saints, the New Hiero-Confessor Raphael of Optina (1891-6 June, 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. He was canonized in 2006 and is commemorated on June 6.

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