The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Church

In the copy of the Pomorsky Answers published in 1911, on page 4, we read the quote from St. John Chrysostom, “The Church is not walls and roof, but Faith and Life.”