TWISTED ALEXANDER( schism XVIII century)
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Biography TWISTED ALEXANDER
He was born in 1674 or 1675, executed March 21, 1720, comes from Nerekhta townspeople, served as a deacon in the monastery there the Vladimirsky. Tormented by the various doubts in matters of faith (on two fingers and the purely Hallelujah), . which others are not able to give him an explanation, . in 1703 he went to the secessionists in chernoramenskie forests, . Novgorod Province, . lived in many monasteries in obedience to the elders, . in 1709 a monk, . and next year was already abbot monastery,
Disputes have arisen in this time between the dissenters about the world and burn incense, in which the deacon A. took an active part, was an occasion to the formation of consent "dyakonovtsev" or "novokadilnikov". In 1716 - 19 years A. made with the "answers" against a known Pitirim, chasing a split within the Nizhny Novgorod region, and defended their beliefs in their fellow. Under the influence of threats, . fearing links and torture, . He abdicated in 1719 in writing of their views, . but then, . tormented by remorse for their apostasy, . went to St. Petersburg and gave the emperor a report, . setting out all the actions Pitirim and their own beliefs; February 12, 1720 interrogated, . imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress and executed in Nizhny Novgorod, 21 March 1720 beheading, his body was burned at the stake,
. Left of the works: "The Will" and the so-called "novokadilnicheskie 'writings have been preserved in manuscripts, but were not printed.