Hieromartyr St. John Rudinski
John Rudinski was born in 1867 in the village of Pokrovskoye-on-Siti. After graduating from the Yaroslavl Theological Seminary, he returned to his native village and received a parish.
In 1918, a peasant uprising broke out in Pokrovo-Sibirskaya Volost against mobilization into the Red Army. They wanted to imprison Fr. John, but with God's help, he escaped punishment.
For ten years the authorities abused him as much as they could. Father John was fined and threatened with arrests.
In 1929, when a massive campaign to close churches began, they imposed an exorbitant tax on the church where he served. Father John appealed to the faithful to raise the necessary funds.
In 1930, the Renovationists took over the church, but Father John refused to betray Orthodoxy. This served as the reason for Father John's arrest. On July 15, 1930, Father John was arrested and exiled for three years to the Arkhangelsk region, Lodenskaya base, №9 North Woods.
Four months later, Father John died there from exhausting labor.
October 29 (new calendar) / November 11 (old calendar) is the feast day of the Hieromartyr John Rudinski.