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Cyril (Smirnov) of Kazan

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The hiero[[martyr]] His Eminence '''Cyril (Smirnov) of Kazan''', also '''Kyrill (Smirnov) of Kazan''', was the [[Metropolitan]] of the [[Diocese of Kazan|Eparchy of Kazan]] of the [[Church of Russia]] from 1918 to 1922. Designated by Patr. [[Tikhon of Moscow|Tikhon]] as first [[locum tenens]] of the [[see]] of the Patriarchate, Metr. Cyril fought against Bolshevik control of the Church of Russia during the 1920s and 1930s. He was [[glorification|glorified]] in 1981 by the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]. His [[feast day]] is [[November 20]].
==Life==
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