Daniel of Moscow( Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia, church and political activist, continued the case of Joseph Volotsky, an active opponent of 'non-covetous'.)
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Biography Daniel of Moscow
Native of Ryazan. Abbot Joseph Volokolamsky monastery from 1515. Placed Metropolitan of Moscow (probably on a one-man free will of Vasili III), proved to be a fawning courtier, ready to violate the statutes in order to strengthen the supreme power. Thus, in 1526 he married the Basil - live at Solomon's wife, forcibly tonsured a nun, - Elena Glinsky. Steadily suppressed opposition, led by Vassian skew and Maxim the Greek, is condemned as unlawful the Grand divorce, and the general decline of church life, liturgical confusion and overindulgence in worldly benefits.
Cathedrals 1525-1531 under the leadership of Daniel Maxim and Vassian branded as heretics, incidentally rejecting 'nestyazhatelstvo' in general. With the death of Basil (1533) The impact of the faithful he falls Metropolitan. Daniel supported the prince JF Bielski in his struggle with Shuiskys, for which he was by the will of the victorious IV Shuyskiy defrocked (1538) and exiled to Volokolamsky monastery, where he died on May 22, 1547.
Great historical value are didactic and polemical writings of Daniel. His pen belong Sobornik with 16 'words', ie. speeches, a number of messages and letters. Speaking as a jealous religious education, . he denounces not only the 'heretical' free-thinking, . and contemporary and everyday social ills, . in this criticism of manners, . as well as thoughts about the dignity of monastic life drawing closer to their opponents, . like Maxim the Greek.,