See also:bishop of Moscow, was
See also:born at Nezhine in the
See also:government of
See also:Chernigov, and studied in the school of St
See also:Alexander Nevskiy, where he afterwards became a tutor . At the age of
See also:thirty-one he entered a monastery, where he took the name of
See also:Ambrose . Subsequently he was appointed archimandrite of the convent of New Jerusalem at
See also:Voznesensk . From this
See also:post he was transferred as bishop, first to the
See also:diocese of Pereyaslav, and afterwards to that of Krusitsy near Moscow, finally becoming archbishop of Moscow in 1761 . He was famous not only for his
See also:interest in schemes for the alleviation of poverty in Moscow, but also as the founder of new churches and monasteries . A terrible outbreak of plague occurred in Moscow in 1771, and the populace began to throng
See also:round an image of the Virgin to which they attributed supernatural healing power . Ambrose, perceiving that this crowding together merely enabled the contagion to spread, had the image secretly removed . The
See also:mob, suspecting that he was responsible for its removal, attacked a monastery to which he had retired, dragged him away from the sanctuary, and, having given him
See also:time to receive the
See also:sacrament, strangled him . Ambrose's
See also:works include a
See also:liturgy and
See also:translations from the Fathers .
AMBROSE (AMBROISE), AUTPERT (d.' 778)
AMBROSE (fl. 119o)
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