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Avvakum
b. November 20, 1620 – d. April 14, 1682 • Martyr
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Avvakum
AVVAKUM (1620–1682)Russian archpriest and authorIn 1652 Nikon, patriarch of the Russian church, attempted to accomplish reform by bringing the church’s practices into closer conformity with those of the Greek Orthodox Church. Nikon instituted “corrections” of the old Russian rituals by adapting them