SOCIAL ACTIVITIES OF PARISH CLERGY IN CIRCUMSTANCES OF GOVERNMENTALIZING OF ORTHODOX CHURCH IN RUSSIAN EMPIRE OF 19 TH CENTURY

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  • Authors: Zubanova S.G.
  • Issue: No 4 (2014)
  • Pages: 145-156
  • Section: ARTICLES
  • URL: http://journals.rudn.ru/russian-history/article/view/4259
  • Retraction date: 27.11.2017
  • Retraction reasons description:

    The reason for the article retraction is excessive self-citation from the book: Zubanova S.G. Istorija social'noj raboty: Istoricheskij opyt social'noj dejatel'nosti Russkoj Pravoslavnoj Cerkvi v sinodal'nyj XIX vek. Moscow: RGSU Publ., 2007. 300 p.

    This article has been retracted (i.e. withdrawn from the press) on the initiative of the author by the editor (Minutes of a Meeting of the editorial board of the Journal № 3 held on 27 November, 2017) with permission of the publisher.

Abstract


The article deals with the experience of the Russian empire of the 19 th century in creating the conditions for social activities of the Russian Orthodox Church. The author describes such types of the Russian Orthodox Church activities aimed at helping those in need as helping the poor, coordinating the work of poor-houses, collecting donations, supporting parochial schools, poor houses, orphanages, hospitals, construction and reconstruction of churches. The author analyzes the role of the parochial patronages in the charity and social service activities, as well as in the moral and spiritual education of the population. The work of the well-known members of the clergy which forms a part of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian history in general is given as an example of the above mentioned activities. The article extensively covers the responsibilities of parish priests, the difficulties which they come across, and highlights the reasons for the negative attitude towards the clergy in the late 19 th - early 20 th centuries. The author summarizes the historical lessons of the social activity of the Russian Orthodox Church. The article provides grounds for the opinion that the social activities of the Church should not interfere with its main religious functions, and the partnership of the state and the Russian Orthodox Church in the social projects should contribute to the improvement of people’s life and their moral and spiritual growth.

S G Zubanova

Russian State Social University (Lyubertsy branch)

Email: svet_285@mail.ru
Department of Social Service

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