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Nikon (Vorobiov)

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'''Hegumen Nikon''' (secular name '''Nikolay Nikolayevich Vorobyov''', {{lang-ru|Николай Николаевич Воробьёв}}; May 4, 1894, village Mikishino, Bezhetsk county, [[w:Tver Province|Tver Province]] - September 7, 1963, [[w:Gagarin, Russia|Gzhatsk]], [[:w:Smolensk oblast|Smolensk oblast]]) was a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church (since 1956 in the rank of hegumen) and spiritual writer.
He is known for his numerous letters to his spiritual children, the majority of which is are published in the book "Нам оставлено покаяние".
== Biography ==
Born in The future priest Nikon was born into a peasant family, had six as one of seven brothers. Ever since From childhood, he excelled in demonstrated maturity and seriousness, impeccable honesty, remarkable warmth, concern for everyone, and an unquenchable thirst for ultimate truth, a thirst to comprehend the purpose of human existence.
In 1914, he graduated from school in [[w:Vyshny Volochok|Vyshny Volochok]] and enrolled in the [[w:Bekhterev Research Institute|Neurological Institute]] in St. Saint Petersburg. During his studies at the Institute read a lot, he was distinguished by his pursuit of learning to further educate ourselveshimself beyond the curriculum, trying to find answers to the eternal questions. After the first year , he decided not to continue their educationhis studies.
In the summer of 1915 Nicholay has Nikolay experienced a profound spiritual crisis and found faith in God. In 1917, he entered the [[Moscow Theological Academy]], but the lessons there were soon discontinued because of the outbreak of the revolution. In the next few years he taught math mathematics in Volochok high school. Then he He then moved to Moscow and served as a reader in the Church of Sts Boris and Gleb.
In March 1931, in Minsk he was tonsured as a monk by Bishop [[Theophan (Semenyako)]] in Minsk, with the name [[Nikon]]. December 26, 1932 was ordained to the [[priesthood]].
March 23 1933 he was arrested and sent to Siberian camps for five years. He was released in 1937.
After returning from the camp, Nikon lived in Vyshny Volochok. Since From the beginning of the [[Great Patriotic War]] and the opening of temples Father Nikon began priestly ministry.
In 1944, the Archbishop of Kalinin and Smolensk [[Basil (Ratmirov)|Basil]], he was appointed rector of the Church of the Annunciation in Kozelsk, where he served until 1948, by the Archbishop of Kalinin and Smolensk [[Basil (Ratmirov)|Basil]].
In 1948 he was transferred to Belyov, then - in to Efremov (both - the Tula oblast), and after - in to Smolensk. From Smolensk he was sent to the parish in Gzhatsk.
In the Easter of 1956, father Nikon was awarded elevated to the dignity of [[hegumen]] by bishop [[Michael (Chub) of Tambov|Michael (Chub)]].
Father Nikon died September 7, 1963. He was buried in the town of Gzhatsk (now called Gagarin).
* All of us are in the "worst [[prelest]]" in the words of St. [[Symeon the New Theologian]], that is, in the dark, in error, in bondage to the devil. Only a few [of us] are released by Lord from this condition. How can a blind man lead the blind? And you teach everyone. Stop it!
* Always be indifferent to praise. If you accept praise, and will quietly try to continue to please people, and you can seamlessly become a [[pharisee]]. Artists of all live of praise. The same happens with many of the clergy. And it ends with enmity and hatred. The Gospel teach it.
* For the ill, infirm and old people are there is no bodily fasting, and it is often harmful [for them]. It is necessary to stress mental fasting: vision, hearing, tongue, thoughts abstinence etc. It will be a true fast, useful always and for everyone.
* it would be terrifying to be without prayer! Blessed is he who has managed to find it. Seek it and you. Without a personal quest and labour you are acquire nothing.
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