The Orthodox Parish as a Factor of Ethnic Interaction in the late 18 – early 20 Centuries (based on Karelian materials)

  • Maxim Pulkin Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History of the Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: parishioners, church, Karelians, clergy, Holy Scripture, translations, Old Believers, Lutheranism


The purpose of this paper is to discusses the special aspects of the parish clergy’ and Karelian parishioners’ interaction. It was revealed that the formation of religious education in the Olonets diocese actualized the publication of theological literature in the languages of the indigenous peoples.