The Village Church

In Yaga, portrayal of the church and clergy is inspired by their portrayal in historical sources and folk tales. Pagan beliefs were very strong in Slavic villages, and the Christian Church had a hard time getting a foothold.

The clergy members were “objects of scorn or amusement to the villagers rather than respect, and were locked in an unending battle for an extra kopeck or two with their parishioners, fellow clergy and the state” (Donald W. Treadgold – “The Peasant and Religion”)


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