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religious status

saint

surname

OSTROUMOW

forename(s)

Michael (pl. Michał)

religious forename(s)

Seraphim (pl. Serafin)

canonisation date

17.07.2001

Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Churchmore on
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[access: 2020.09.24]

function

bishop

creed

Eastern Orthodox Churchmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Orthodox Smolensk-Dorohobuzh eparchymore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2020.09.24]

Orthodox Orel eparchy
Orthodox Chelm eparchy

nationality

Russian

date and place of death

08.12.1937

Katyntoday: Smolensk reg., Smolensk oblast, Russia
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details of death

During World War I after Russian defeat by German and Austro–Hungarian troops at battle of Gorlice in 05.1915 escaped to Russia, together virtually all clergy, Chełm eparchy and went east (during a mass exodus).

Settled in Moscow.

On 14.03.1918 when ministered as bishop of Orel eparchy locked down by Russians–Bolsheviks in home arrest without correspondence rights.

Interrogated.

On 06.07.1918 Russians conducted search of his house.

In 1922 arrested accused of protesting against confiscations of Church property and valuables.

In 06.1922 sentence in Orel to 7 years of prison in strict isolation.

The sentence subsequently got reduced to 1.5 years.

Held in Orel prison.

Release in 1924, after a year and 10 months in jail.

Return to Orel but in 1926 arrested again and forced to leave his eparchy.

In 11.11.1936 arrested yet again, this time in Smolensk.

Accused on „organisation of anti–Russian agitation and leading the counter–revolutionary group”.

On 27.03.1937 tried with 8 other priests.

Sentenced to 5 years of prison and in 04.1937 sent to Russian slave labour concentration camp KarLag (part of Gulag system) in Karaganda in Kazakhstan.

In 11.1937 his case was again renewed.

After a half a year in the camp broght back — with 31 other prisoners — to Smolensk.

There on 28.11.1937 accused of „anti–Russian activities” and sentenced to death by Russian genocidal kangaroo court known as Troika NKVD.

Taken to and execution site and murdered.

cause of death

mass murder

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

06.11.1880

Moscowtoday: Moscow city, Russia

religious vows

14.09.1904 (permanent)

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

19.09.1904

positions held

bishop od Smolensk–Drohobuzh eparchy (from 01.11.1927), titular archbishop (from 29.05.1924), f. bishop of Orel eparchy (od 18.08.1917), f. bishop „locum tenens” of Orel eparchy (from 05.1917), f. bishop „locum tenens” of Chelm eparchy (od 1916), f. bishop of Bielsk Podlaski (1916‑7) — vicar of Chelm eparchy, ordained bishop in 03.04.1916 in Moscow, f. rector of Orthodox Theological Seminary in Chełm (1914‑5), f. archimandrite — dean of monasteries in Chełm eparchy (from 1908), f. head (1907‑14) and administrator (1906‑7) of St Onuphrius monastery in Jabłonna — also head of monastery school, f. professor of Department of Homiletics Theory and History at Orthodox Theological Academy in Moscow (1904‑6), f. theology and philosophy student at Orthodox Theological Academy in Moscow (till 1904), f. theology and philosophy student at Theological Seminary in Moscow (till 1900)

others related in death

KULHAWIECClick to display biography Simeon, STEPANIUKClick to display biography George, GUDKOClick to display biography Vasil (Bp Ambrose), NIKATOWClick to display biography Alex, SAWICKIClick to display biography Yaroslav, SIENKIEWICZClick to display biography Alex, GAGALUKClick to display biography Anthony (Abp Onuphrius), STROCIUKClick to display biography Leontius, BLUMOWICZClick to display biography John, SZACHMUĆClick to display biography Roman (Fr Seraphim), PANASIEWICZClick to display biography Emilian, MIEDWIEDIUKClick to display biography Vladimir, SMOLENIECClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Arsenius), MARCENKOClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Anthony), BORZAKOWSKIClick to display biography Alexander (Abp Agapit), DIERNOWClick to display biography Anatol (Abp Abramius)

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

11.08.1937 Russian genocide: On 11.08.1937 Russian leader Stalin decided and NKWD head, Nicholas Jeżow, signed a „Polish operation” executive order no 00485. 139,835 Poles living in Russia were thus sentenced summarily to death. According to the records of the „Memorial” International Association for Historical, Educational, Charitable and Defense of Human Rights ” (Rus. Международное историко–просветительское, правозащитное и благотворительное общество „Мемориал”), specialising with historical research and promoting knowledge about the victims of Russian repressions — 111,091 were murdered. 28,744 were sentenced to deportation to concentration camps in Gulag. Altogether however more than 100,000 Poles were deported, mainly to Kazakhstan, Siberia, Kharkov and Dniepropetrovsk. According to some historians, the number of victims should be multiplied by at least two, because not only the named persons were murdered, but entire Polish families (the mere suspicion of Polish nationality was sufficient). Taking into account the fact that the given number does not include the genocide in eastern Russia (Siberia), the number of victims may be as high as 500,000 Poles. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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Great Purge 1937: In the summer of 1937 Polish Catholic priests held in Solovetsky Islands, Anzer Island and BelBaltLag were locked in prison cells (some in Sankt Petersburg). Next in a few kangaroo, murderous Russian trials (on 09.10.1937, 25.11.1937, among others) run by so‑called „Troika NKVD” all were sentenced to death. They were subsequently executed by a single shot to the back of the head. The murders took place either in Sankt Petersburg prison or directly in places of mass murder, e.g. Sandarmokh or Levashov Wilderness, where their bodies were dumped into the ditches. Other priests were arrested in the places they still ministered in and next murdered in local NKVD headquarters (e.g. in Minsk in Belarus), after equally genocidal trials run by aforementioned „Troika NKVD” kangaroo courts.

Katyń: From 03.04.1940 till 12.05.1940 Russians in a planned genocide executed in Katyń approx. 4,400 Polish prisoners of war (POW) kept in Kozielsk concentration camp. This was a fulfillment of Russian Commie–Nazi government decision – Political Bureau of the Russian Commie–Nazi party of 05.03.1940 – to exterminate Polish intelligentsia and individuals held in Russian POW camps following Ribbentrop–Molotov German–Russian accord and annexation of half of Poland into Russia, confirmed by the order No.00350 of the head of the NKVD, Mr Lavrentyi Beria, on the "discharge of NKVD prisons" in Ukraine and Belarus. There are indications – i.e. 4 so–called "NKVD–Gestapo Methodical Conferences" of 1939–40: in Brześć on Bug, Przemyśl, Zakopane and Cracow – of close collaboration between Germans and Russians in realization of plans of total extermination of Polish nation, its elites in particular – decision that prob. was confirmed during meeting of socialist leaders of Germany: Mr Heinrich Himmler, and Russia: Mr Lavrentyi Beria, in another German leader's hunting lodge: Mr Hermann Göring, in Rominty in Romincka Forest in East Prussia. Earlier at the same spot Russians murdered thousands of victims in 1937. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.09.21]
)

KarLag: Russian concentration camp and forced labour camp n. Karaganda in Kazakhstan. One of the largest in Gulag penal system, operational in 1930‑59 (though even later parts of the camp were used as a new concentration camp and prison). Stretched over 300 by 200 km, centered in Dolinka village, c. 45 km from Karaganda. One of the goals was creation a large food base for the developing coal and metallurgical industries of Kazakhstan. 10,000 to 65,000 (in 1949) prisoners — including women and children many of whom perished — were held in the camp at any one time. In total over 1,000,000 inmates slaved in KarLag over its history. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
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