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n.1.(Biol.) A polynuclear mass of protoplasm, not divided into separate cells, from which certain ova are developed.
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(4) Metropolitan Germogen's subsequent work in founding new monasteries and supporting new regional miracle cults quickly elevated Kazan to the status of Orthodoxy's "third city" after Moscow and Novgorod.
(33) This should not imply that the Church was not involved in these decisions, as Metropolitan Germogen founded Kazan's third monastery, the Ioanno-Predtechenskii, and its second convent, the Troitskii Fedorovskii.
While the tsar contributed artifacts, it was Kazan's first metropolitan, Germogen, who most consciously dedicated himself toward promoting local Orthodox culture, one that eventually raised awareness of Kazan' as an Orthodox city throughout all of Muscovy.
Germogen's most lasting legacy on Russian Orthodoxy in the former Khanate was the "Life of Gurii and Varsonofii" and the "Tale of the Appearance of Kazan' Icon of the Mother of God." Gurii and Varsonofii first appeared in a national Rule (Ustav) for commemoration in 1610, and the Mother of God icon acquired a national festival on July 8th in 1633 in commemoration of its first appearance.
"And yet again, the whole world knows world knows how Hitler and Pavelich, the leader of the Ustashi in the 'Independent State of Croatia,' attempted to crush Serbian Church unity in Yugoslavia through the organization of the remaining Serbs into a so-called 'Croatian Orthodox Church' by a dissident of the Russian Orthodox Church, Bishop Germogen as head.