[[Metropolitan ]] '''Joseph''' (Petrovykh, 1870?-1938) was a [[vicar]] of Petrograd (also known as Leningrad) and was transferred in 1926 to Odessa. He refused to move from his [[ see]] and was [[martyr]]ed by the Communists after a series of imprisonments for not recognizing the declaration of Metropolitan [[Sergius I (Stragorodsky) of Moscow|Sergius]] as valid. He was widely regarded as the most vocal leader of the [[Catacomb Church]] in [[Russia]] during Her formative years. He was [[glorification|glorified ]] as a [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyr]] by the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] who celebrate his [[feast day]] on [[December 15]], but his glorification has not been recognized by the [[Church of Russia|Patriarchate of Russia]].
See also== * [[Russian True - Orthodox Church ( Vyacheslav)] ]
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/cat_joseph.aspx Metropolitan Joseph of Petrograd and the Beginning of the Catacomb Church] (Orthodox Christian Information Center]
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