Saturday, August 20, 2011

Yakut Orthodox Celebrate Birth of Bible Translator

Celebrations have been held by the Orthodox Church in Yakutia to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the restoration of the diocesan Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Yakutsk and the 105th anniversary of the birth of Dmitriy K. Sivtsev, who translated the Bible into the Yakut language.

Friday's celebrations were led by Archbishop Herman (Moralin) of Kursk, former Bishop of the Orthodox Church in Yakutia, and Bishops Theophylact (Kur'yanov) of Pyatigorsk, Roman (Lukin) of Yakutsk and the Lena, the newly enthroned ruling bishop of the Orthodox Church in Yakutia, and Ambrose (Yermakov) of Gatchina, an auxiliary of the Eparchy of St. Petersburg. More (in Russian) here.

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