Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yet Anthother Orthodox Priest Found Mudered in Russia

Today, May 5, 2010, the body of Hieromonk Vadim (Smirnov) was found in his house in the city of Cheboksary, murdered by knife wounds. He served in the Church of the Archangel Michael in the village of Artemenikino and the Church of the Dormition in the village of Azim-Sirma.

This is the third murder of an Orthodox priest in Russia this year, and the second in the Chuvash Republic in the past two weeks. Archpriest Anatoly Sorokin was fond with bullet wounds to the chest on April 24 in the village of Yantikovo, leaving behind six children.

For more in Russian, see here, here, and here.

Grant rest, O Lord, to the soul of the servant, Hieromonk Vadim.

6 comments:

Laura said...

And, May his memory be eternal.

Anonymous said...

May the Evil that is perpetrating this turn on itself....and become known for what it is.

Anonymous said...

Please accept my sincere condolences. I am so sorry to hear this horrific news. My God watch over all of you and keep you safe. My thoughts and prayers go out to you...

David B said...

Father, as I cannot read Russian, can't tell from the articles - do they have any idea who did this? Is it related to Islam as was Fr. Daniel?

Felix Culpa said...

Last I heard a 22-year old suspect had been detained. I've heard of no connection with Islam.

For those who can read Russian, here is the article on the suspect:

http://www.pravmir.ru/zaderzhan-podozrevaemyj-v-ubijstve-ieromonaxa-vadima-smirnova/

Anonymous said...

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen