• Betsy Perabo

    Betsy Perabo

    Professor of Religious Studies at Western Illinois University and Author

    Betsy Perabo is a professor of Religious Studies at Western Illinois University and the author of Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War (Bloomsbury, 2017).

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Icon of St. Nikolai of Japan
Religion and Politics

Patriotism in Wartime: Nikolai of Japan and the Kingdoms of this World

In a diary entry on Christmas Eve 1904, Bishop Nikolai of Japan expresses his deep sorrow over Russian losses in the ongoing Russo-Japanese War.  Nikolai remained in Tokyo during the war at the request of the Japanese Orthodox congregation he had served for more than four decades.  His suffering was all the more difficult because...
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