Illustrated Description Of Russia

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Russians at Prayer.

Russians at Prayer.
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Those only who submit to the severities of a conventual life, and, renouncing the happiness of marriage altogether, live only as half men, are esteemed worthy of the highest spiritual dignities. They reach them by the several steps of novice, monach (monk), hieromonach (chief monk),archimandrite (abbot), and so on. A nun is called monakhina, an abbess iyumena, denominations all taken from the Greek. The higher clergy also take masters' and doctors' degrees at the academies.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855