A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Epefanoftschins

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*EPEFANOFTSCHINS, a small Russian sect, followers of a monk of Kieff, who got himself ordained a bishop through forged letters of recommendation. Being imprisoned on a discovery of the cheat, he died in confinement, but is by his sect esteemed a martyr. Their sentiments are nearly the same as the Starobredsi, or old ceremonialists.[1]

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Pinkerton's Russian Church. p. 304.