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AbstractKrinovskii was a preacher in the court of the empress Elizabeth and a member of the Synod. A hundred of his sermons have been published four times in A collection of various instructive talks. In his sermons, Krinowskii spoke about the providence of God and the necessity of the full awareness of God’s presence in everyone’s life. To assure the benevolent presence of God, one’s life has to be pure and modelled after Christ. The life led by God’s precepts will ensure happiness on earth and in the afterlife. Krinovskii’s salvific and moral message was mostly ecumenical, but his sermons are not free from exaggerated praises of the empress and of the role of Russia and Orthodoxy.