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Седова Г. В., Просветов Р. Ю. Служение митрополита Вениамина (Федченкова) в Латвии в 1948–1951 гг // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2014. Вып. 3 (58). С. 82-105. DOI: 10.15382/sturII201458.82-105
In this article there are main stages of the archpastoral Ministry and practice of Metropolitan Veniamin (Fedchenkov) in the Latvian SSR after his return home from the USA in 1948. Metropolitan Veniamin consistently built the relationships with two commissioners of the Council for Russian Orthodox Church Aff airs under the Council People Commissars of the USSR during his administration of the Riga diocese from 1948 to 1951. The authors draw on a wide range of archival sources and show that Metropolitan Veniamin was a law-abiding, but his main concern was the preservation of the internal Church autonomy in the conditions of harsh Soviet pressure and establishment of a constructive interaction with the state. In the article special attention is given to the situation of Latvian parishes, as well as Archpastor’s thoughts about the future of the Orthodox Church in Latvia and his actions for the strengthening of Orthodoxy among Latvians in the period of his administration of the Riga diocese.
the Latvian Orthodox Church, Church-state relation, the Soviet regime in Latvia in 1948-1951, metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), the Aff airs' Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, the struggle for peace.

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Nun Evfrosiniia (Sedova G.)
Prosvetov Rostislav
Седова Г. В. «Календарь» священника-миссионера Псковской миссии Романа Берзиня 1942 г. // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия II: История. История Русской Православной Церкви. 2019. Вып. 88. С. 116-137. DOI: 10.15382/sturII201988.116-137
This paper makes public for the fi rst time the liturgical Calendar of Roman Berzins, the priest and missionary of the Orthodox Pskov (external) mission. During World War IIб he served briefl y in the annexed territory of Pskov region. The priest kept a diary of his church services in Pskov, Gdov, and Ostrovsky districts (Russ. уезды) as a report designed for metropolitan Sergiy (Voskresenskiy), the exarch of the Baltics. From this source we learn about the opening of Orthodox churches and liturgical practices of the Exarchate in the annexed territory of North-Western Russia from February till May 1942. The accompanying note describes opinions of churchgoers on topical church issues. The Calendar was included in the criminal case of the priest, who was accused of serving in the Orthodox Pskov (external) mission as an agent of the German intelligence structure (SD). The publication is based on the documents of Клировые ведомости and the criminal case of Roman Berzins, the priest and missionary, dated 1947.
liturgical Calendar, criminal case, priest and missionary Roman Berzins, protodeacon Feodor Yudin, archpriest Ioann Legkiy, Orthodox Pskov Mission, Gdov, liturgy, recipients of Communion, moleben
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Nun Evfrosinia (Sedova G.)
Academic Degree: Master of Ttheology;
Place of work: University of Daugavpils; Vienības iela 13, Daugavpils, LV-5401, Latvia;
Post: Graduate Student;
ORCID: 0000-0003-0600-9543;
Email: ort.loza@ gmail.com.