Our father among the [[saint|saints]] '''Gury''' (+1563) was the first [[Archbishop]] of [[Diocese of Kazan|Kazan]]. He is commemorated by the church on [[December 5]].
== Life ==
'''Gregory Grigoroevic Rugotin''' was born in Radonezh to a poor but aristocratic family<ref name="stjohndc">[http://www.stjohndc.org/Russian/saints/e_9812c.htm ''St. Gurias, Archbishop of Kazan''.] Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Washington, DC.</ref>.He entered the service of Prince Ivan Penkov
, where after some years he was
unjustly accused of having an affair with the wife of the prince, for which
he was thrown into prison
for two years.It is said that he was miraculously released one day when his cell was filledwith extraordinary light and the door was opened<ref name="kazan_bishops">[http://eng.kazan.eparhia.ru/bishops/bishops/ ''Kazan bishops.''] Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church</ref >.
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