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Stephen of Perm, Saint
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(c. 1340, Veliky Ustyug – Apr 26, 1396, Moscow), important early Russian missionary. Around 1365 he entered the monastery of Gregory the Theologian in Rostov Velikhy. There besides Greek he learned the language of the Finno-Ugrian Zyrians (Komi), for whom he devised a new alphabet and translated biblical and liturgical texts. In 1383 he was consecrated bishop, so that he was able to conduct a successful missionary campaign among them. He found an outstanding biographer in his fellow student Epifany the Wise.

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Plank, Peter, “Stephen of Perm, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025736>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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