THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Astrakhan Orthodox missionaries late XIX – early XX centuries

2013. №3, pp. 64-73

Kanatyeva Natalya S.) - Ph.D. (History, Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatischeva st., Astrakhan, 414000, Russia,,

The missionary activity of the Russian Orthodox Church with respect to the Old Believers and sectarians in the late XIX – early XX centuries in areas remote from the center of the dioceses of the empire, such as Astrakhan, was done by the local diocesan missionaries and often held only by the enthusiasm of the latter. The article told about the activities of the two Astrakhan missionary priests who conducted anti-old believerian and anti-sectarian work in the province at the turn of the century.

Key words: Orthodox Church,Diocese,missionary work,the Old Believers,sectarianism,molokan