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Belaya Krinica
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From 1846, when the converted metropolitan Ambrosios of Sarajevo ordained the first bishops for the Old Believers in Belaya Krinica, Bukovina, this religious community became an important center for the Old Believer groups that retained the priesthood (Old Believers, Russian). Their congregations have since been under the “hierarchy of the Agreement of Belaya Krinica.” The community's facilities, which had been maintained and expanded with the help of contributions from wealthy Old Believers in Russia, fell into total …

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Belaya Krinica”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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