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Nikon

(Nikita Minin [or Minov]; 1605–81). B. Valmanovo, near Nizhni Novgorod (modern Gorki), Russ.; received monastic educ.; became a married secular priest; children died; separated from wife, who entered a convent; withdrew to monastic life; metropolitan Novgorod; patriarch Moscow 1652; reformed the liturgy; deposed and banished 1666 (1667?); pardoned; d. on way back to Moscow; now regarded as a great bp.


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