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Anatoly Chistousov

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My first translation in this place was more right. Even an english source says so: http://www2.stetson.edu/~psteeves/relnews/0708d.html
[[Image:Chistousov.jpg|200 px|rightthumb|Fr. Anatoly at the [[Michael Archangel church ]] destroyed during fights]][[Image:Grozny1.jpg|thumb|Michael Archangel Church, in 90th]]'''Fr. Anatoly Chistousov''' (in world ''Anatoly Ivanovich Chistousov'', born 1953, Kirov — killed [[February 14]], 1996, village Old Achkhoy, Chechnya) was a [[priest ]] of [[Russian Orthodox Church]], a rector of Michael Archangel church Church of city of Grozny, martyred . He was [[martyr]]ed in Chechnya.
== Life in world ==
Father Anatoly Chistousov (full name is Anatoly Ivanovich Chistousov) was born in Kirov in 1953. He graduated from a military college of navigators of the Air Forces and pedagogical institute (in absentia). In the eighties the XX-th twentieth century he served as the an officer-tutor in one of military colleges of the city of Stavropol. In 1990 he became a parishener parishioner of a church Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross in Stavropol just that had only recently been returned to believers after a few decades of Communism.
In 1993 he retired from of the army. The , becoming a major of a resevethe reserves.
On [[March 18]], 1994 , he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] by Metropolitan Gedeon (Dokukin) he was ordained a deacon.
On [[March, 20]], 1994 , he was ordained a [[priest]]. Before the his ordination he was asked by the metropolitan asked him: "And if you will be sent where it is restlessly, where it is dangerous, will you go?" He answered: "Where you will bless, Vladyko, there and I will go. No terrestrial circumstances are terrible for me"
== The serving Serving in Chechnya ==
On [[March 21]], 1994 , he was appointed to help [[protopriest ]] Peter Netsvetayev, the [[deanery|dean]] of orthodox Orthodox churches of in the Chechen Republic. Receiving the an appointment Father , Fr. Anatoly at once departed to for Grozny, where in at that time it had been was very dangerous.
Father Fr. Anatoly at once acquired earned the love of parisheners parishioners of Michael the Archangel church Church and inhabitants of the city of Grozny. Implicitly he executed obediences appointed by the dean, visited parishes [[parish]]es for fulfilling church services, served reverentially, and aspired as soon as possible to learn services.
In December 1994 in Grozny the a large-scale war operation began. The temple appeared in epicentre of fightsthe fighting; one of the first shells desroyed destroyed the second floor of the church housebuilding, some shells got to hit the temple. But , but divine services proceeded already were conducted in the church cellar. Father Fr. Anatoly , in the a cassock , went fearlessly among bullets and shells to assist the soldiers, to the remaining inhabitants hiding who remained hidden in cellars of houses in the city, . He confessed, partakedpartook [[communion]], and [[baptism|baptized]]. His cassock was shot through by bullets in several places, but he again and again went to those who waited for him.
Soon after the beginning of war operations protopriest Peter Netsvetayev left the flared city and his flock. Without puzzlingquestioning, Fr. Anatoly, still the a beginning priest, headed the parish. The city was in on fire, bullets whished, terrible explosions of aviabombs aerial bombs sowed destructionsdestruction, but Fr. Anatoly continued to stay with his flock. He helped both Russians and Chechens as he could, shared the last that he had. Under his management the [[temple ]] in baptistery, the only remained premises remaining usable part of the church houseparish home, has been arranged. Services in the new newly arranged temple were made conducted constantly.
Since March, 15th, On New Year's Eve of 1995 he was appointed forcibly taken by bandits to the rector of Michael Archangel church in Grozny and the dean of orthodox churches in Chechnyarailroad station, where he was ordered to appeal to Russian defense forces to surrender. In view of disastrous financial conditions of the parishresponse, metrFr. Gedeon decided to provide it from Diocese fundsAnatoly said nothing and silently blessed the soldiers.
== Captivity Since [[March 15]], 1995 he was appointed the rector of Michael Archangel Church in Grozny and Martyr Death =the dean of Orthodox churches in Chechnya. In view of disastrous financial conditions of the parish, Metr. Gedeon decided to provide for it from Diocesan funds<ref name="p">[http://www.pobeda.ru/content/view/1315/10/ Life of the priest Anatoly Chistousov]</ref>.
On January 29th, 1996, during the First Chechen war, he together with together with archpriest Sergius Zhigulin from External Church Relations Department were going to meet with Brigadier General Akhmed Zakayev to negotiate the release of a soldier of the Federal Forces from chechen captivity, however on the way to the Chechen capital from Urus-Martan, after negotiations they were captured by the armed group under Doku Makhayev's command themselves ==Captivity and were placed in a concentration camp of so-called «Department of state security of the Chechen republic Ichkeria». Martyr Death==
On [[January 29]], 1996, during the First Chechen war, Fr. Anatoly, together with archpriest Sergius Zhigulin (now Archimandrite [[Phillip (Zhigulin)|Phillip]]) from External Church Relations Department, was going to meet with Brigadier General Akhmed Zakayev to negotiate the end release of first days a soldier of the Federal Forces Boris Sorokin from Chechen captivity . However, on the prisoners under way to the offer of Father Anatoly made the Eucharist with available for them breadChechen capital from Urus-Martan, consecrating it with their prayers to Body they were captured by an armed group under Doku Makhayev's command and were placed in a concentration camp of Christ the so -called Department of State Security of the Chechen Republic Ichkeria. Afterwards the investigation established that the order to have possibility capture the priests had been given by same Zakayev<ref>[http://savelev.ru/journal/case/more/?id=19 Answer to partake furtheran official inquiry of State Duma Deputy A. Savelyev from Procuracy of the Russian Federation, 20.06.2005]</ref>.
From memoirs In the end of the first day of the captivity the prisoners, under the offer of Fr. Sergius: «When we shared Anatoly partook of the Sacrament, Father Anatoly extraordinary expressively looked at me, and I saw: there was occured Eucharist with him bread that is called as [[uncreated light|transfiguration]]. The face of father Anatoly became surprisingly lightwas available for them, his widely opened eyes were full unprecedented before consecrating it with their prayers to Body of light. He said: «Listen, brother, for this happiness is to suffer for the Christ, making it possible to die with His name on lips»partake further<ref name=%26quot%3Bpobeda%26quot%3B%26gt%3B>[http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epobeda%2Eru%2Fcontent%2Fview%2F1315%2F10%2F Life ://www.stavropol-eparhia.ru/personae/clergy/chistousov/02.html Witness of the priest Anatoly ChistousovArch. Phillip (Zhigulin)]</ref>.
Further From the prisoners memoirs of Fr. Sergius, "When we shared the Sacrament, Father Anatoly looked at me with an extraordinary expression. What I saw occur with him was divided from each othera [[Transfiguration|transfiguration]]. The face of Fr. Anatoly was exposed to torturebecame surprisingly light, but did not stipulated himself and not renounced belief and, as a result, has been shot by banditshis widely opened eyes were full unprecedented light. He was martyred in February 14thsaid, 1996"Listen, brother, for the happiness is to suffer for the Christ, to die with His name on ones lips"<ref name="p">[http://www.pobeda.ru/content/view/1315/10/ Life of the priest Anatoly Chistousov]</ref>.
After the prisoners were divided from each other, Fr. Sergius survivedAnatoly was exposed to torture, but did not surrender himself nor renounced his belief and, as a result, he was released only after 160 daysshot by bandits. He was martyred in [[February 14]], 1996.
On april 29, 2000 Federal Security Service Fr. Sergius survived and was released after 160 days of the Russia passed to metrcaptivity. [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kyrill of Smolensk]]He writes, Chairman of <br/>"For the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchatefirst time, a selection of I saw the documents testifying to destiny of sun after four months... We lived in the priest basements of Michael Archangel church Anatoly Chistousovdestroyed buildings... People were held captive in a burrow, abducted by the Chechen terrorists which was very narrow, and people couldn't stand or move. Later on January, 29thas federal troops were advancing, 1996.During we were moved to the periodmountains and placed into blindages, when where up to 100-130 people lived. This lasted for 3.5 months. The blindages were completely flooded with rains. The hostages were sittings there as at a destiny temperature of frzero; the Chechens took our clothes away. Anatoly remained unknown, It is just a miracle that the Church hierarchy undertook attempts of liberating the abducted priest, as well as and other clergymen people and the children of Church captivated in the ChechnyaI survived under those awful conditions. Sometimes prisoners eventually found freedom, in other cases, to a regret, they was executed by gangsters and reposed in settlements of the righteous"<ref>Paul J. Murphy (2004). [http://wwwbooks.mospatgoogle.rucom/archive/nr004261books?id=_LXfR7wNWTUC&lpg=RA1-PA245&pg=RA1-PA245#v=onepage&q&f=false ''The wolves of Islam: Russia and the faces of Chechen terror.htm Priest Anatoly Chistousov took a martyr end in the chechen captivity'']p. 245</ref>.
On [[April 29]], 2000 Federal Security Service of the Russia passed to Metr. [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kyrill of Smolensk]], Chairman of the External Church Relations Department of the Moscow Patriarchate, a selection of documents testifying to destiny of the priest of Michael Archangel Church, Anatoly Chistousov, abducted by the Chechen terrorists on [[January 29]], 1996. During the period, when a history of Fr. Anatoly remained unknown, the Church hierarchy attempted to obtain the freedom of the abducted priest, as well as other clergymen and the children of Church who had been captured in Chechnya. Eventually some prisoners found freedom. In other cases, regretfully, they had been executed by the gangsters and reposed in settlements of the righteous<ref>[http://www.mospat.ru/archive/nr004261.htm Priest Anatoly Chistousov took a martyr end in the chechen captivity]</ref>. Remains of father Fr. Anatoly were exhumated just exhumed only in July, 2003 in mountains near Old Achkhoy<ref>[http://www.e-vestnik.ru/church/podvedeny_itogi_blagotvoritelnoy_2757/ Подведены итоги благотворительной акции в помощь семье священика Анатолия Чистоусова]</ref>. Now he has been buried on the Stavropol cemetry.His tomb is within the cemetery [[chapel]]. == References ==<references /> == Links External links==
* [http://www.stavropol-eparhia.ru/personae/clergy/chistousov/ The biography on Stavropol diosese's web-site]
* [http://www.pobeda.ru/content/view/1315/10/ Life of the priest Anatoly Chistousov]
* [http://www.miloserdie.ru/index.php?ss=4&s=19&id=2984 The Cross on the tomb of fr. Anatoly Chistousov]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cjvTpaylFg Документальный фильм «Миротворцы» ВA Documentary Film by V.НосковNoskov "Peacemakers"]{{stub}}
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