Philippius

A Russian sect: so called from the founder, Philip Pustoswiät. They are called Old Faith Men, because they cling with tenacity to the old service books, old version of the Bible, old hymn-book, old prayer-book, and all customs previous to the reforms of Nekor, in the 17th century.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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