Grave of priest martyred by Bolsheviks identified in Russian village

Byk, Saratov Province, Russia, September 22, 2021

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The grave of a priest who was martyred by the godless Bolshevik authorities has been identified in the village of Byk, in the Saratov Province.

The dean of the local Romanov District examined the grave shown to him by the village head, who explained that locals have been carefully caring for the grave all these years and offering prayers for the repose of the soul of Fr. Alexander Arkadaksky on memorial days, reports the Balashov Diocese.

Fr. Alexander was the rector of the village’s Archangel Michael Church from 1895 until its closure, after which he was murdered, the locals told the dean, who also served a memorial litiya at the grave.

His daughter also fell victim to the godless authorities. Having been accused of anti-soviet activities, she was shot on January 10, 1938. Her memory was rehabilitated by the Saratov Prosecutor’s Office on June 30, 1989.

Earlier this month, a chapel opened at the site of a former soviet prison in Ukraine where newly-glorified New Martyrs served their sentences.

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Panagiotis12/30/2021 7:32 pm
To PeterK: God Bless You, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you continue to leave comments on this website. Just my humble opinion.
PeterK9/25/2021 12:57 pm
Panagiotis, the monster communists are alive and well here in the U.S.
Panagiotis9/23/2021 1:04 am
May Father Alexander's Memory be Eternal and may his daughter's Memory be Eternal also... one has to be a twisted monster to murder a priest and his daughter... these Bolshevik Communists were more than just "Godless", they were outright satanic anti-Christian demons ... people need to educate others about what these monster communists did since a large portion of our educational system and news media apparently will not......
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