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.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stranniki Types

There are two types of Stranniki Old Believers. There are the perfect Christians who live separate lives from the antichrist society at large, and then there are the beginning Christians who desire to live as perfect Christians but still presently live in some ways with society. The beginning Christians help the perfect Christians with food, clothing and other needs, while the perfect Christians lead the worship services and teach Christianity to the children of the families of the beginning Christians. There are other aspects of these relationships, but for now I will just add that should a beginning Christian have some serious illness they would be baptized. If an ill person should later recover they would be expected to live the remainder of their lives as a strong perfect Christian.