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Stephan of Perm (1340–1396)

  1. Robert L. Gallagher

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1553

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Gallagher, R. L. 2011. Stephan of Perm (1340–1396). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Stephan's mission was to the Zyrian people of Perm, a nomadic Finnish tribe in the Ural Mountains, northwest of Siberia, Russia. He grew up in Veliki Ustyug in northwestern Siberia during the Mongol period. At 25 Stephan entered the monastery of St. Gregory of Nazianzus in Rostov to learn Greek and patristics and become a missionary to Siberia. Thirteen years later he left the monastery and traveled north to live among the Finno-Ugric Zyrian tribes at Ust-Vim.


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