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." (23) The impostor Pugachev had on his conscience the illegal appropriation of a monarch's name, the insult to Her Imperial Highness, and the "towns and villages that had been turned into ash." (24) These crimes were accorded extraordinary status, and the sentences for them were handed down by the Senate, the Synod, presidents of the administrative colleges, and representatives of the first three--and in the case of the Moscow uprising five--classes.
(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.
Note that this answer is not based on Amvrosii's advice.
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.
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.