Religion: Veregin

Last week, on a Canadian Pacific train, a man was killed by a bomb in- tended for him—a man who, in the passionate belief of many Russians, was a reincarnation of Jesus Christ. Peter Veregin was head of the Russian sect known as Doukhobors. Wherever he went in his country, over bleak steppes, through frozen streets, peasants and quality lifted up their hands to him, or left their homes to follow (unfed but by their own harsh ecstacy) the passage of his footsteps through the winter of the land. Such a one does not go...

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