Gregory Petrov Spiridonovich( The well-known priest-writer and preacher.)
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Biography Gregory Petrov Spiridonovich
Born in 1867, a peasant's son, studied at the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary and St. Petersburg. Theological Academy. In 1893, Mr.. scribes got a place in the Mikhailovsky Artillery School and of the church at the same school. In recent years, a 10-year Petrova stay at this place were the climax of his fame as a preacher. Literary activities, he began to engage more in the seminary, but the attention of the general reading public acquired in 1898, when he left his work: "The Gospel as the foundation of life", which went through about 20 editions. Besides, . he released a number of other books of spiritual and moral content ( "School and Life", . "In the Footsteps of Christ", . I and II of, . Brothers writers ", . "Towards the light!", . "God's workers', . "Apostles of sobriety", . "The seeds of goodness, etc.), . many of which have stood for several publications,
. In 1900 - 1901 he. was the actual editor and almost the only member of the journal "Friend of sobriety," which was supposed to cease to exist for reasons beyond. In recent years, Petrov was an active member of the Russian Word. All works Petrova differ sharply from the usual type of works of Russian spiritual writers to, . that he brings everywhere, as opposed to external, . ritual side of the Christian religion, . its internal moral content, referring to the various areas of modern life, . He puts her merciless criticism from the standpoint of the ideal of a righteous life, . elements of which he draws from the teachings of the Gospel,
. His ideas have much in common with the moral preaching of Leo Tolstoy. The same character are the oral preaching Petrova, enjoying no less renowned than his printed works. For the hearing of sermons, . he uttered in the Mikhailovsky Artillery School, . gathered together many students from different classes of society, . including many of those sections of the intelligentsia, . which generally are indifferent to religious matters,
. Compositions and speech Petrov established his reputation as "unreliable" the priest, and in 1903. January 1, 1906. Petrov is editor of "The Truth of God" (see), which is a moderate-liberal direction, but nevertheless served as a target for the bitter attacks by the reactionary press and in June 1906. suspended the Moscow Administration. A. In.