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Hermogenes of Moscow (Saint)
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(also Ermogen or Hermogenus; c. 1530 – Feb 17, 1612, Moscow). Already noted for his writings on religion as metropolitan of Kazan and Astrakhan, he was the author of 22 books. On Jun 2, 1606, after the death of Jove and the deposition of Ignatius, he became the third patriarch of Moscow (I) – as a friend of the tsar, Vasily Shuysky. After the tsar's abdication, Germogen refused to recognize Wladyslaw, the Pole elected tsar in 1610, unless he converted to Orthodoxy. The Poles thereupon had him deposed and incarcerated, but through his letters from prison – wh…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Hermogenes of Moscow (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08479>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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