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The Orthodox Word #340 Print Edition
The Orthodox Word #340 Print Edition

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Vol. 57, No. 5 (340) September–October, 2021

New Hiero-confessor Schema-archbishop Anthony (Abashidze)

This issue of The Orthodox Word is dedicated to the life of Schema-archbishop Anthony (Abashidze), a true prince of the Church, a man of great courage and love for his neighbor. Born David Abashidze in 1867 in Georgia into a noble family, he was consecrated to the episcopate at the early age of thirty-four, and served in four different dioceses, all of which benefited greatly from his energetic and wide-ranging ministry. Everywhere he served, he was deeply loved by his flock. His staunch opposition to the revolutionary movement in Russia led to his arrest and exile on two occasions. He spent his last days in Kiev, where he was tonsured into the great schema with the name Anthony.

Also in this issue is the tenth installment of the Letters of St. Ignatius Brianchaninov.

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