Bezpopoftschins one of the two classes of Russian sectaries distinguished by the pecuiliarity that they have either no priests at all, or priests of their own ordination in no way connected with the national church. The principal sects of Bezpopoftschins are the Duchobortsi, the Pomoryans, the Theodosians, the Philipoftschins, the Netovtschins, the Pastershkoe Soglasia, the

Novojentzi, the Samokretschentsi, the Tschuvstviniks, the Malakanes, the Ikonobertsi, and the Seleznevtschini (q.v., under their appropriate heads). SEE RUSSIAN CHURCH.

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