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Kazan' Spiritual Academy
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Established in 1842 by order of the Holy Synod (Synod, Holy), the Kazanʾ Spiritual Academy was the last of the four spiritual academies next to Kiev (II); Moscow (II); and St. Petersburg (II); it was in operation until 1917. An “academy” had already been in existence in Kazanʾ from 1796 to 1818, but the theological institutions of higher learning belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church were only constituted in parallel to the state universities in the wake of the uniform reorganization of the spiritual e…

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Köhler-Baur, Maria, “Kazan' Spiritual Academy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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