The Mirovich Case, the Murder of Amvrosii, and the Pugachevshchina
22) The major participants in the 1771 uprising in Moscow were to be punished for the murder (sviashchennoubiistvo) of Metropolitan Amvrosii, sacrilege, and disturbing the "general quiet and peace.
38) Here the reader receives advice in the words of the Venerable Amvrosii
of Optina Pustina (1812-91), (39) who in his precepts himself refers to other elders and the Bible.
In the early 1740s, Bishop Amvrosii
(Iuskevich) proposed to root out foreign "superstition" and to put and end to foreigners' "diabolical cleverness" in Russia by acting on the basis of Iavorskyi's Rock of Faith.
Rodionova, 1913), 75-76, 78; Arkhimandrit Amvrosii, Istoriia rossiiskoi ierarkhii, 6 vols.
Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 1987-2004), 1:148-49; Amvrosii, Istoriia rossiiskoi ierarkhii, 3:420; Iliodor, Istorichesko-statisticheskoe opisanie, 2-3, 73, 79; Kolosov, Novotorzbskii Borisoglebskii monastyr , 10-18, 25; V.
72) For Tarasii's role in the translation of Saint Efrem's relics, see Isolde Thyret, "The Politics of Relics in Tver' and Its Environs in the Seventeenth Century," paper presented at the 37th National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake City, 3-5 November 2005; on the discovery of Efrem's relics in general, see Amvrosii, Istoriia rossiiskoi ierarkhii, 3:420; Iliodor, Istorichesko-statisticheskoe opisanie, 79.
Important monastic figures, such as Serafim of Sarov and Amvrosii
of Optina Pustyn', as well as major religious centers such as the Kievan Caves Lavra and Trinity-Sergius Lavra, held significant religious and moral authority and united the people spiritually.
The last of the three great Optina startsy was Amvrosii (Grenkov) (1812-91) who became starets on the death of Makarii.
Amvrosii was denied the opportunity to live the life of a recluse devoted to meditation.
(Ornatskii, Archbishop of Penza and Saratov), Istoriia Rossiiskoi ierarkhii, 7 vols.
Another religious issue connecting Petersburg and Constantinople consisted of the Old Believers' efforts to ordain priests through the services of ecclesiastics outside the Russian empire, such as Amvrosii
of Belaia Krinitsa.