Timeline of Twentieth century saints

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*1900 [[Martyrs of China|Martyrdom of Orthodox Christians]] in Chinese Boxer Rebellion (Yihetuan Movement).
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*1903 Death of Venerable Cornelius, monk of Krypets Monastery, [[January 10]]
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*1905 Death of Parthenios Koudouma Monastery, [[July 10]]; [[Apostolos Makrakis]].
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* Refer to [[Timeline of Saints]]
*1907 Death of [[Ilia the Righteous]], [[July 20]] 
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*1908 Death of [[John of Kronstadt]].
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*1909 Death of [[Alexis of Wilkes-Barre]], [[May 7]].
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*1912 Death of [[Nicholas of Japan]].
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*1914 Death of [[Maxim Sandovich]], [[August 6]]
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*1915 Death of [[Raphael of Brooklyn]].
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*1917-40 [[w:Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union|Persecution of the Orthodox Church in Russia]] begins, with 130,000 priests arrested, 95,000 of whom were executed by firing squad.
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*1917 Martyrdom of hieromartyr [[John Kochurov]]
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*1918 Tsar [[Nicholas II of Russia]] murdered together with his wife [[Alexandra Romanov|Alexandra]] and children;
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:[[Elizabeth the New Martyr]], [[July 18]];
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:[[Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky) of Kiev and Gallich|St. Vladimir]]; [[January 25]];
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:[[Theophanes (Il'minskii) of Solikamsk|St. Theophanes]], [[December 11]];
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:Saints of Ivangorod: Dimitry (Chistoserdov) and Alexander (Volkov), [[December 26]];
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:Sergy (Florinsky) of Rakvere, [[December 17]];
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:Hieromartyr Michael the priest, [[January 3]]
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:Hieromartyrs John Piankov and Nicholas Yakhontov priests, [[January 5]]
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:Hieromartyrs Alexander and Demetrius priests, [[January 8]]
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: Hieromartyrs Nikodim, bishop of Belgorod and Arcadius deacon, [[January 10]]
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*1919 Death of Saints of Tartu: Platon (Kulbush) bishop of Tallinn, Michael (Bleive) and Nicholas (Bezhanitsky), [[January 1]]
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: Hieromartyrs Tikhon, archbishop of Voronezh and with him 160 martyred priests, [[January 9]]
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*1919-1922 [[w:Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)|Greco-Turkish War]]; [[w:Pontic Greek Genocide|Pontic Greek Genocide]] eliminates the Christian population of Trebizond.
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*1920 Death of [[Nektarios of Aegina]];
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:Evmenios of Koudouma Monastery, [[July 10]]
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: Hieromartyr Alexander priest, [[January 10]]
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*1922 Death of Metr. [[Bejamin (Kazansky) of Petrograd and Gdovsk]], [[July 31]].
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*1923 Death of Agafangel (Preobrazhensky) of Yaroslavl,[[October 3]]
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*1924 Death of [[Arsenios the Cappadocian]], [[November 10]]
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*1925 Death of [[Tikhon of Moscow]]; St. [[Jonah of Manchuria]], Bishop of Hankou (1922-1925);
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*1928 Death of Hieromartyr Innocentius [[January 6]]
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*1930 Michael the priest [[January 7]]
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:Hieromartyrs Nicolas priests and Michael deacon [[January 8]]
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*1931 Death of Nicholas (Siimo) priest of Kronstadt, [[April 5]].
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*1932 Death of [[Papa-Nicholas (Planas) of Athens]];
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*1936-37 Many Russian Orthodox Clerics die in Joseph Stalin's [[w:Great Purge|Great Purge]].
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*1937 Disappearance of Fr. [[Alexander Hotovitzky]], martyred;
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:Karp (Elb), [[September 11]].
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:Hieromartyr deacon Sergius [[January 3]]
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:Hieromartyrs Leonidas bishop of Mariysk, Andrew bishop of Ufa, Alexander priest, Anthisa, Makaria and Valentina, [[January 8]]
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: Virgin-Martyr Antonina, [[January 9]]
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: New Hieromartyrs Theoctistus, Leonid priests, [[January 10]]
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*1938 Death of [[Silouan the Athonite]];
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:Hieromartyrs Demetrius and Theodore priests [[January 4]]
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:New Hieromartyr Nicetas bishop of Belevsk, [[January 3]]
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:Hieromartyrs Basil priest, Macarius and John [[January 5]]
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:Venerable Isaac of Optina, [[January 8]]
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:Hieromartyrs Gregory priest and Virgin-martyrs Augusta and Mary, Martyr Agrippina, [[January 8]]
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: New Hieromartyr Aretha priest, [[January 10]]
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: Hieromartyr Theodosius priests, [[January 11]]
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*1940 Death of Hieromartyr Leontius deacon, [[January 3]]
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*1941 Martyrdom of [[Gorazd (Pavlik) of Prague]] by Nazis; [[Platon of Banja Luka]], [[May 5]]; [[Petar (Zimonjić) of Dabar-Bosna]],
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*1941-45 Croatian [[w:Ustaše|Ustasa]] terrorists kill 500,000 Orthodox Serbs, expel 250,000 and force 250,000 to convert to [[Roman Catholic Church|Catholicism]]. 
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*1942 Death of [[Joanikije (Lipovac) of Montenegro]], [[July 20]]
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:New Hieromartyr Sergius priest [[January 6]]
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*1943-44 Hundreds of Orthodox priests of the [[Church of Ukraine|Ukrainian Orthodox Church]] eliminated, tortured and drowned by Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists - [[w:Ukrainian Insurgent Army|Ukrainian Rebel Army]], aided by [[Eastern Catholic Churches|Uniate]] Metr. Josyf Slipyj who was a spiritual leader of Nazi military units that were later condemned by the Nuremberg tribunal, and who was imprisoned by Soviet authorities for aiding the UPA. 
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*1945-90 Persecution of the [[Church of Albania|Orthodox Church in Albania]].
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*1945 Death of [[Arseny (Chagovtsov) of Winnipeg]], [[October 4]].
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*Death of Virgin-martyr Mary, [[January 12]] .
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*1947 Death of [[Alexis (Kabaliuk) of Carpathia|Alexei Kabalyiuk]].
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*1948 Death of [[Savvas the New of Kalymnos]].
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*1949 Death of [[Seraphim of Viritsa]], [[March 21]].
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*1950 Death of Venerable Laurence of Chernigov, [[January 11]]
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*1956 Death of [[Nikolai Velimirovic]], [[March 18]].
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*1957 Death of John (Maisuradze) of Georgia, [[January 21]] 
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*1959 Death of [[George (Karslidis) of Drama]], [[November 4]].
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*1960 Death of [[Anthimos of Chios]] [[February 15]]; John (Iacob) the Romanian (the Hozevite),[[August 5]]; George-John (Mkheidze) of [[Georgia]], [[January 21]]
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*1964 Death of [[Varnava Nastic]], [[November 12]].
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*1966 Death of [[John (Maximovitch) the Wonderworker]], Archbishop of Shanghai and San Fransisco, [[July 2]].
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*1970 Death of Archpriest [[Stefan Wu Zhiquan]] .<ref>http://www.orthodox.cn/localchurch/harbin/stefanwu_en.htm</ref>, the new martyr.
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*1975 Death of Papa-[[Dimitris (Gagastathis)]].
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*1979 Death of [[Mathushka|matushka]] [[Olga Michael]], [[November 8]]; [[Justin Popovich]]; Archimandrite Philoumenos, [[November 16]];
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*1980 Death of Elder [[Philotheos (Zervakos)]] of Paros.
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*1982 Death of [[Seraphim Rose]]
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*1983 Death of Elder [[Arsenios the cave-dweller of Mt. Athos]].
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*1991 Death of Elder [[Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) the Kapsokalivite]]; (Evangelos (Bairaktaris)), [[February 7]].
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*1992 Deaths of [[Gabrielia (Papayannis)]] and [[Chrysanthi of Andros]].
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*1993 Canonization of [[Chrysostomos (Kalafatis) of Smyrna]].
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*1994 Death of Elder [[Paisios (Eznepidis)]] of Mt. [[Athos]], [[July 12]].
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*1995 Death of Eldress [[Macrina of Volos]]; [[Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos]], [[June 12]].
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*1998 Death of Elder [[Ephraim of Katounakia]].
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*2000 Death of Fr. [[Grigory Zhu]], September.
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