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Victor (K.A. Ostrovidov 1875-1934), bishop, priest-martyr, clergy figure

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Victor (Konstantin Aleksandrovich Ostrovidov; 1875-1934), a bishop, priest-martyr. K.A. ostrovidov was graduated the Kazan Ecclesiastical Academy in 1903. From 1909 he was in brethren of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra; in 1910 he was appointed the Superior of the Zelenets Holy Trinity Monastery and raised to the rank of an archimandrite. In 1918-1919 he was the governor of the Lavra; in 1920 he became the bishop of Urzhum, a vicar of the Vyatka Eparchy; in 1926 he was appointed the bishop of Izhevsk and Votkinsk. More than once Victor was imprisoned and exiled (in 1920, 1922, 1926). He actively struggled against the Revivalists. In 1927 he headed the opposition to Metropolitan Sergius, that was named with his name ("victoriansky"). Victor was forbidden to perform worships, in 1928 he was arrested. Victor was as a prisoner in the Solovky Islands, then was exiled to the village of Neritsa of the Ust-Tsilemsk district) where he died. In 1997 the holy relics were placed in the church of the Makariyevsky Convent of the Holy Trinity (the town of Kirov). Victor was canonized in 2000.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Sergius (Ivan Nikolayevich Stragorodsky), patriarch
Victor (Ostrovidov), bishop

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Шкаровский М.В. Иосифлянство: Течение в Русской Православной Церкви. СПб., 1999., С. 34, 50-55, 57, 59, 61-63, 69, 144, 279-281, 285

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Zelenets Holy Trinity Monastery, the