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[nee-kawn; Russian nyee-kuh n] /ˈni kɔn; Russian ˈnyi kən/
1605–81, patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church 1652–66. Unabridged
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  • All that had come in since Nikon and Peter was put under the ban by the champions of the ancient liturgy.

  • Nikon was scarce content to be the equal of his sovereign, and ranked the church above the state: he fell.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • There are three of the five in the sacristy of tau shape and beautiful, they belonged to Philaret; the others to Nikon.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • The clergy at once apprised the Tsar, who in turn ordered his boyards to command Nikon to leave the Cathedral.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • The mitres ranged with it were constructed by the directions of Nikon, and equal in richness and other details the royal crowns.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • Nikon fell a victim to Court intrigues and his own overweening pride, and was formally deposed.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • But to the Russians of that time such notions were still more repulsive than the innovations of Nikon.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

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