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Encyclopedia > Baptism of Kievan Rus'
Clandestine Christian communities existed in Kiev for decades before the official baptism.

The baptism of Kiev most likely occurred in Years: 984 985 986 987 - 988 - 989 990 991 992 Decades: 950s 960s 970s - 980s - 990s 1000s 1010s Centuries: 9th century - 10th century - 11th century Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. Abbo becomes abbot at Fleury Births Adhemar... 988, when the Prince Detail of the Millenium of Russia monument in Novgorod (1862) representing St Vladimir and his family. Saint Vladimir Svyatoslavich the Great (c.958–1015) was the grand prince of Kiev who converted to Christianity in 988, and proceeded to baptise the whole Kievan Rus. His name is known in... Vladimir I of The word Rus or Rus (Русь in Cyrillic Alphabet) may refer to: the Rus (people) of disputed origin who were at the roots of the statehood of Eastern Slavic peoples; the territories they ruled, also known by the Latinized name, Ruthenia; Kievan Rus, the most powerful of... Rus exhorted the residents of the capital city Kiev (Київ, Kyiv, in Ukrainian; Киев, Kiev, in Russian) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper river. As of 2003, Kiev officially had 2,642,486 inhabitants, although the large number... Kiev to the The Dnieper River (Belarusian: Дняпро/Dnyapro; Russian: Днепр/Dnepr; Ukrainian: Днiпро/Dnipro; Polish: Dniepr; Latin: Borysthenes, Danaper) is a river (2290 km length) which flows from Russia through Belarus and then Ukraine. In all three countries... Dnieper river for Baptism is a water purification ritual practiced in certain religions such as Christianity, Mandaeanism, Sikhism, and some historic sects of Judaism. The word baptize derives from the Greek word βάπτειν (the infinitive; also listed as the 1st person singular present active indicative βα... baptism. This mass baptism became the The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) For other uses, see Icon (disambiguation). An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities. An icon could be... iconic inaugural event in the forced Christianization of the state of [edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:History_of_Russia&action=edit)] History of Russia Early East Slavs Khazaria Kievan Rus Volga Bulgaria Mongol invasion Golden Horde Muscovy Imperial Russia Revolution of 1905 Revolution of 1917 Civil War Soviet Union Russian Federation The history of Russia is... Kievan Rus'. It was preceded by Vladimir's personal baptism in the city of Korsun, or Chersones, in Autonomous Republic of Crimea Автономна Республіка Крим capital Symferopol’ population    total    density    urban 2,000,192 77/km 62.8% area 26,100... Crimea.

Legend says that at first Vladimir baptised his 12 sons and many A boyar (also spelt bojar; Romanian: boier) was a member of the highest rank of the feudal Ruthenian (Russian) and Romanian aristocracy, second only to the ruling princes, from the 10th through the 17th century. Boyars in Ruthenia In the Russian language, the singular is boyarin (бояр... boyars. He destroyed the wooden statues of Slavic mythology and Slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years. Its conjectured that some parts of it are from neolithic or possibly even mesolithic times. The religion possesses numerous common traits with other Indo-European religions. Contents // 1 Primary Sources 2 World 3 Gods 3.1 Supreme... Slavic pagan gods that stood on the hill by Vladimir's palace (the very same statues that he had himself raised just eight years earlier). They were either burnt or hacked into pieces, and the statue of In Slavic mythology, Perun is the highest god of the pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning. His other attributes were the mountain, oak, firmament (in Indo-European languages this was joined with the notion of the sky of stone), horses and carts, weapons (the hammer, axe and arrow... Perun—the supreme god—was thrown into the Dnieper. Then he sent a message to all residents of Kiev, "rich, and poor, and beggars, and slaves", to come to the river on the following day, lest they risk becoming the "prince's enemies". Large number of people came; some even brought infants with them. They were sent into the water while Christian priests, who came from Korsun for the occasion, prayed.

To commemorate the event, Vladimir built the first stone This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. For other uses of the word, see Church (disambiguation). The Memorial Church at Stanford University. A church building is a building used in Christian worship. See also altar, altar rails, confessional, dome, nave, pew, pulpit, sanctuary, lych gate. Contents // 1 Etymology... church of Kievan Rus', called the Church of the Tithes (Desyatynna Tserkva), where his body and the body of his wife, Princess Anna, the sister of This is a list of Byzantine Emperors. Note: It is difficult to determine when exactly the Roman Empire ends and the Byzantine Empire begins; Diocletian split the Roman Empire into eastern and western halves for administrative purposes in 284. Candidates for the first Byzantine emperor include Constantine I (the first... Byzantine Emperor Painting of Basil II, from an 11th century manuscript. Basil II Bulgaroktonus (in Greek Basilios Bulgaroktonos, written Βασίλειος Βουλγαροκτόνος, lived 958_ December 15, 1025), Byzantine emperor (January 10, 976... Basil II, were to repose. Another church was built on top of the hill where pagan statues stood before.

In 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. Years: 1985 1986 1987 - 1988 - 1989 1990 1991 Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1988 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail... 1988, the faithful of the Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. During the first millennium of Christendom, differences developed between the Christian East and West. By the 11th century, this had culminated in a Great Schism, separating the Roman Catholic Church... Eastern Orthodox churches which have roots in the baptism of Kiev celebrated a millennium of Eastern Slavic Christianity. The great celebrations in For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). Saint Basils Cathedral Moscow (Russian/Cyrillic: Москва́, pronounciation: Moskva), capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva, and encompassing 878.7 km2. The citys population is rapidly increasing, with 11.2 million inhabitants counted in 2004... Moscow changed the character of relationship between the Soviet state and the church. For the first time since 1917, numerous churches and monasteries were returned to the The Russian Orthodox Church (Русская Православная церковь) is that body of Christians who are united under the Patriarch of Moscow, who in turn is in communion with... Russian Orthodoxy. In Ukrainian communities around the world, members of various Ukrainian churches also celebrated the Millenium of Eastern Slavic Christianity.

Further reading

  • Oleg M. Rapov, Russkaya tserkov v IX–pervoy treti XII veka (The Russian Church from the 9th to the First 3rd of the 12th Century). Moscow, 1988. – particularly valuable for the learned discussion of the baptism's date.



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