John Krestiankin

John Krestiankin

"Father John Krestiankin" ( _ru. Отец Иоанн Крестьянкин)- archimandrite of the Pskov Caves Monastery of Russian Orthodox Church. He was born in 1910 in the town of Orlov as an eighth child in the family of Mikhail and Elizaveta Krestiankin. [ Pravoslavie Portal News] ] The name Ioann was given to the boy in honour of Saint Ioann of Desert. His letters and theological works are well known and widely published in Russia and some other countries. [ [ THE LETTERS OF FR. JOHN KRESTIANKIN, Orthodox Portal] ]

In 1950 John was arrested by Soviet authorities for his pastoral service and sentenced for seven years of labour camps. He was freed in 1955. [ Pravoslavie Portal News] ]

Father Krestiankin was a spiritual father and confessor for many Orthodox parishioners, providing religious instructions and guidances on various aspects of faith and christian life within Orthodox Church. [ [ A guide to confession, From talks by Archimandrite Ioann Krestiankin] ]

Among his most famous books are "The Experience of Preparing a Confession», "Sermons, Thoughts and Congratulations", "Reference Book for Monastics and Laymen», the compilation "Letters of Archimandrite Ioann (Krestiankin)". [ Pravoslavie Portal News] ]

John Krestiankin died in 2006 [ [ Father Ioann Krestiankin, Pravmir Portal] ] at the age of 95 years.


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