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Nikolai Dmitrievich Uspenskii

Liturgical scholar , musicologist

Nikolai Uspenskii, Liturgical scholar, musicologist.


Uspenskii, Nikolai was born on January 3, 1900 in near Novgorod. Son of a priest.


Educated at the Novgorod Seminary. Graduated from the Petrograd Theological Institute, 1925.


After the closure of the Theological Institute in 1928, started a new career as a musicologist. After World War II, professor at the Leningrad Conservatory and the re-opened Theological Academy. Wrote a history of Russian liturgical singing, 1957.

Active participant in international Orthodox conferences and ecumenical work. Taught liturgies, church history, and church singing.