The clergy and its participation in social work of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in Kuban oblast (1860-1917)

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  2. Духовное сословие его участие в социальной деятельности русской православной церкви в Кубанской области (1860-1917)
  3. Russian
  4. Asliturk, Miriam
  5. Ecumenism and dialogue > Education - Modes of interaction > Co-existence
  6. 22-01-2017
  7. Рыбко, Софья Николаевна [Author]. Духовное сословие его участие в социальной деятельности русской православной церкви в Кубанской области (1860-1917)
  8. ТЕОРИЯ И ПРАКТИКА ОБЩЕСТВЕННОГО РАЗВИТИЯ.
  9. Higher Education - Russian Empire - Clergy - Social Work - religious education
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    1. <p>Рыбко, Софья Николаевна (2011). Духовное сословие и его участие в социальной деятельности русской православной церкви в Кубанской области (1860-1917 гг. ). <em>Теория и практика общественного развития.</em> Retrieved from: <a href="http://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/duhovnoe-soslovie-i-ego-uchastie-v-sotsialnoy-deyatelnosti-russkoy-pravoslavnoy-tserkvi-v-kubanskoy-oblasti-1860-1917-gg">http://cyberleninka.ru/article/n/duhovnoe-soslovie-i-ego-uchastie-v-sotsialnoy-deyatelnosti-russkoy-pravoslavnoy-tserkvi-v-kubanskoy-oblasti-1860-1917-gg</a> </p>
    1. The author points out that the Kuban clergy often had to fulfill diverse social functions and not just religious ones. The clergy being a literate and educated social group had the task of gathering information on different aspects of society; it carried out surveys and prepared statistical reports. The Church also participated in military campaigns. The clergy that stayed in Kuban during wars helped the families of Cossacks and controlled the distribution of financial benefits. The wives of priests organized orphanages, hospitals for the wounded, and helped the families of those Cossacks who were at war in agricultural activities. The clergy was always involved in charity, especially during the First World War. The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) also provided wheat to peasants during bad harvest seasons, and its priests helped out in Kuban’s prisons from 1864 to 1917.

      Kuban clergy also contributed to writing Kuban’s regional history. The church collected and preserved historical artifacts such as coins, ceramics, and old religious books. Some priests wrote the histories of their parishes. Moreover, the level of education in religious schools enabled the graduates to continue their careers in sciences and join ethnographic, geographic, and philosophic societies. Priests also taught theology in secular and religious schools. The educational function of the ROC became more important especially after the reforms of the 1880s, when many new religious schools opened. By 1907 Kuban region had 400 religious schools, 707 theology teachers (90% of whom taught for free), and 706 schools under the ministry of education.