A XIX Century religious movement among the Mari,
one of the native groups of
the Volga-Kama region.
It is unclear to me (from Werth, below)
whether it represented an attempt to create an indigenous
Orthodox local church or was a syncretistic
sect, possibly the same as the present "Marla Faith".
More information would be appreciated.
Norman Hugh Redington
Pagans and Patriarchs.
Story about XXI Century Mari syncretism
aired on Radio Netherlands, 2006 February 7.
--- Radio Netherlands
- Paul W. Werth:
The Mari Religious Movement
and Non-Russian Monasticism, (2002).
Chapter 8 of At the Margins of Orthodoxy,
Cornell University, 2002.
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