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Island The island '''Mochalny''' (Russian: Мочальный остров) is an a island in on the Volga River opposite of the mergence of the [[w:Volga|Volga]] and [[w:Oka River|Oka]] Rivers between the cities of Nizhny Novgorod and Bor. The island was a place of massive executions during communist "Red terror" and repressions.
Among the first victims who were killed here on the island were 15 [[monk]]s of [[Oransky Monastery]] and their father superior [[Archimandrite]] Augustine. They were shot during the night between [[August 17]] and [[August 1817|18]] in 1918.
According to researchers more than 5,000 5000 [[clergy]]men and [[laity|laymen]] were killed on the island between the summer of 1918 and the end of the 1930s. Some of them these [[martyr]]s have been canonised and glorified as [[New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia|New Martyrs]]. Also many other victims of political repressions were killed on the island. Bodies The bodies of those murdered were then thrown into the river. A memorial stone cross has now been erected on the island, and regular requiems are now regularly served. Soon a [[church]] dedicated to the martyrs Faith, Hope, Love, and their Mother Sophia will be built on the island. <ref>[ A collective prayer dedicated to killed Nizhny Novgorod residents held on the island of Mochalny]// [[Eparchy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas|Diocese of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas]]</ref>.
Some names of Among the new [[martyr]]s that martyrs already have been glorified by Church and who have found a place of last rest on the island of Mochalny are:# +[[November 6]], 1918 [[Bishop]] [[Laurentius of Balakhna|Lavrenty (Knyazev)]], [[archpriests]] [[Alexey Porfiriev]] and [[Aleksey Neidgardt]] who were shot in within the city itself, and then their whose bodies were thrown down into the water on the island).# ...== References ==
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