A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Epefanoftschins
*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.
- Pinkerton's Russian Church. p. 304.