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The memory of the end, life, relic finding and Innokentii of Irkutsk

THE MEMORY OF THE END, LIFE, RELIC FINDING AND INNOKENTII OF IRKUTSK, MIRACLE MAKER, GLORIFYING. – Irkutsk, XIX century. 68 pages. Cardboard covers.

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A handwritten collection of the first half of XIX century, dedicated to Innokentii Kulchitskii. The collection includes a brief Innokentii biography, a text of an order to rank him among the saints, and some miracles portrayal. One of them was told such as follows:

“A bad fire occurred to Voskresenskii monastery, which spread over churches and cells. Wood gave off a terrible fire, which approached a wooden church where the body of an archbishop Innokentii was kept under the altar. This church began to smoulder, but it was not on fire. There were many people who assembled for putting out a fire. People asked the first priest, Mikhail Bishop, to give them a permission to take out a coffin with Innokentii body because nobody had a hope to save this church. But despite a persuasive demand, the priest Mikhail did not let anybody touch a coffin. He said: “You want to save a body of a saint by the human means. If Lord likes him, the church will be saved for the sake of Innokentii. His prediction was fulfilled. The body stayed in that place and the church was not damaged and it still stands.”

 
 
 
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