OLD BELIEVERS


OLD BELIEVERS
   Russian ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS, largely peasants and anti-Western PRIESTS, who, in the seventeenth century, opposed LITURGICAL REFORM and were EXCOMMUNICATED in 1667. Persecution followed until 1881 when they were at last recognized by the State.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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