Moscow Theological Academy

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Moscow Orthodox Theological Academy
Московская православная духовная академия
A photograph of the Interior of the church within the academy
Interior of the church within the academy
Active 1687 (1687)–1919 (1919) 1946 (1946)–present
Rector Eugeniusz
Location Sergiyev Posad, Russia
56°18′41″N 38°07′43″E / 56.311511°N 38.128496°E / 56.311511; 38.128496Coordinates: 56°18′41″N 38°07′43″E / 56.311511°N 38.128496°E / 56.311511; 38.128496
Website mpda.ru

Moscow Theological Academy (Russian: Московская духовная академия) is a higher educational institution of the Russian Orthodox Church, training clergy, teachers, scholars, and officials.

A photograph of the Sophronius and Joanniki Lichud memorial monument in Moscow
Sophronius and Joanniki Lichud memorial in Moscow.

The Moscow Theological Academy was founded in 1687 by two Greeks monks, Sophronius and Joanniki Lichud, as part of the Slavic Greek Latin Academy. It was reorganized in 1814 and moved from Moscow to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius monastery in the town of Sergiyev Posad, Moscow Oblast. In 1913, on the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty (1613–1917), the academy was awarded the title of Emperor of All Russia.[1] The academy was closed in 1919, and reopened in 1946.

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  1. ^ "Император всероссийский" [Emperor of All Russia]. Official Gazette of the Russian Empire (in Russian) (43): 3. 6 March 1913. 

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