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Father Gapon vs. ‘Our Father’

Bloody Sunday began as a call from the people, to their leader to make the changes they saw necessary. It ended in the death of hundreds. In 1904, an Orthodox priest named Georgii Gapon mobilized thousands of workers into his ‘Assembly of Factory Workers’. Originally, the purpose of the organization was to provide a safe […]

Our Father, Who Art in Heaven

While Czar Nicholas was beloved by the people and reverently called ‘our father’, a new rival patriarch entered the Russian economic-political scene in 1904. Father Gapon, an Orthodox priest,  retracted from his religious duties in order to organize the “Assembly of Russia … Continue reading