The Role of the Orthodox Missionary in the Altai: Archimandrite Makarii and V. I. Verbitskii

  • David N. Collins
Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)


Archimandrite Makarii (Glukharev) (1792–1847) and Father Vasily Ivanovich Verbitskii (1827/8–1890) were both missionaries in the Altai region of Siberia. Their careers span the years 1830 to 1890, a sixty-year period during which the Mission’s work flowered among the indigenous Turkic speaking inhabitants of the area and many thousands of Altaians became Christians.1


Christian Faith Geographical Society Altai Region Russian People Missionary Society 
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