7,231. For a "salutary" case prompted the Grand Prince of Moscow Ivan III, the founder of St. Joseph Volokolamsk Monastery? Using a painful condition of the 64-year-old (at the time - the elderly) Grand Prince Ivan III (1440-1505), Joseph Volokolamsk prompted him to "soul-saving" deal, especially pleasing to the Lord God, - search and punishment of heretics. At the end of 1504 was held in Moscow church council for the trial of heretics. The decisive influence on him were militant clerics headed by Joseph of Volokolamsk and Metropolitan Simon. Cathedral betrayed cursed heretics, and the three main of them with the consent of the Grand Duke was sentenced to death. Some members of the cathedral (trans-Volga elders) objected to these atrocities, referring to the Gospel account of Jesus forgiving sinners and the commandment "Judge not, that ye be not judged." But Joseph Volokolamsk firmly stated that "heretic hands killed or prayer is one" and the hand that deals ulcer heretic, "thus sanctified." In a specially built cage concluded Ivan Wolf Kuritsyna, Konoplev Dmitri and Ivan Maximov and burned them with the cell on the Moscow river ice. Other heretics were sent to prison. So the Russian Orthodox Church, like the Catholic Inquisition with monstrous cruelty dealt with its opponents. Not only in Spain, Italy and other Western countries, but also in the Russian churchmen burned burning fires, which killed courageous freethinkers.