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