Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Norwich CT USA
Death of Metropolitan Benjamin

Unlike Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev, Metropolitan Benjamen of St. Petersburg was given a privilege of a "trial" ... He was accused of the opposition to the robbery of churches (confiscation of the Church treasures) and along with a number of other clergymen put to death on August 13 (July 31), 1922.

With regard to this and other similar cases, Bolshevist ring-leader Lenin expressed the following authoritative opinion:

"The more reactionary clergy we could kill under this pretext, the better."

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Friday, 6 / 19 August
TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD
8:00 Matins
9:00 Liturgy
Saturday, 7 / 20 August
5:30 Vigil
Sunday, 8 / 21 August
9:30 Hours and Divine Liturgy

Monday, 9 / 22 August
5:00 Steam cabbage
Tuesday, 10 / 23 August
9:30 Roll and bake cabbage
Saturday, 14 / 27 August
5:30 Vigil
Sunday, 15 / 28 August
DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS
9:30 Hours and Divine Liturgy

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