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It was Apostle Andrew Called at the First who said the Holy Word on the Land of Geraclean Chersonesus (Korsun' in Russian). According to the legend it was said on the place of present Balaklava St. George Monastery. Climent of Rome with his pupils was exiled to Korsun in 98 A.D., here he leaden a congregation of more than 2000 people. With his sermons he conversed pagans to faith and here was killed. So the land of Sevastopol was consecrated by the innocent blood of the first Christians.
Professing Holy Skripture on Sevastopol land many ascetics died here, St. Martin the Confessor among them (exiled here by monophelits). St. Kiril brought the written language to Kiev Rus from here. St. Prince Vladimir of Kiev was baptized in Chersonesus.
The Christian traditions and real values are reviving nowadays. And the Word bringing annunciation, can be heard in rebuild monasteries.
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