Monastery of the Dormition,
The monastery of the Dormition on the Estonian border near Pskov is situated in an area which only became Soviet territory at the end of the second world war. It is famous for its Caves, where monks and other people have been buried for many centuries. Many elders flourished there. The Elder Simeon who died in 1969 was recently canonised. Father Ioann Krestiankin, who had experienced the Gulag, and died in 2007, has left a profound impression throughout the Russian Church. His writings influence our parish in Bath.
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