Sergey Gorotsov (varfolomey)
Date of Birth: 07/05/1866
The son of a priest in Ryazan province. He graduated from the Ryazan DS (1886), St. Petersburg YES (1890) with a degree in Theology. Since 1890 Assistant Inspector Mogilev DS. In 1892 he moved to Tbilisi, where Georgian Exarch Archbishop. Vladimir (Epiphany) on December 11. Ordained deacon 1892, and December 13. a priest and was appointed second priest Alexander Nevsky church. On January 1. 1893 Head of the Second Missionary (Kazan) church in 1903 elevated to the rank of archpriest. On December 28th. 1905 catechist and school inspector Ioannikievskogo diocesan female school, and then to 1918 he was rector of the church of St. blgv. Vol. Michael of Tver. For his thesis on "The Book of Job" was awarded the degree of Master of Divinity. He actively participated in the life of the Georgian exarchate, he was chairman of the missionary fraternity, chairman of the diocesan school boards, the dean of Russian churches, a law school of the blind.
No less active and exhibited in activities aimed at combating those who aspired to the rejection of the Russian Caucasian margin. Being a staunch monarchist, and a champion of Russian business in the Caucasus, he was elected in 1906 an honorary member of the Patriotic Society of Tiflis, the most active and largest monarchist organization in the Caucasus. On behalf of the Company sent a congratulatory telegram to the 3rd All-Russian Congress of Russian People in Kiev 1-7 October 1906 (All-Russian Congress of the People of the Earth Russian), in which he wrote: "Living on the edge, we deeply feel that the revival of Russia can only be done internal power genuinely Russian Orthodox people ... we pray to God with our king-autocrat to this congress were the true heroes of thought and deed to the shame of all the enemies of the power of original heyday Russian people ... God is with us, with us the power of the cross, with our belief in the rightness of our sacred cause. " In January. 1907 was the victim of a terrorist attack, was seriously wounded by six bullets. After recovering from his wounds, again led the Tiflis patriotic society. He sent greetings to the delegates of the Moscow Congress (Congress of Russian People in Moscow on September 27 - October 4, 1909).
The revolutionary upheavals in 1917 made about. Sergius leave Tiflis, where he served for 26 years. In 1918 he moved to Baku, where he served in the church in the so-called "black city" until 1923, when he was arrested and sentenced to exile in Ufa. In 1924, the case was reviewed, and he was sent to Solovki prison camp, where he remained until 1926. When on. Serge was in prison, his wife died. After serving the term he was sent into exile in Barabinsk area of ??the West Siberian region, where dwelt BC. 1931. At the end of the reference was defined residence in Boguchary Voronezh region. Only in 1935 was the arrival in the Klin district of Moscow region.
May 29, 1942 in the Kazan Cathedral in Ulyanovsk took monastic vows with the name of Bartholomew, 31 May in the same Met. Moscow and Kolomna Sergius (Stragorodsky) consecrated him in Bishop. Mozhaisk, Vic. Moscow diocese. June 1 for a lot of church works elevated to the rank of archbishop. On Nov. 1942 Arch. Ulyanovsk, and on August 8th. 1943 and until his death led the Diocese of Novosibirsk and Barnaul. Member of the Council of Bishops of 8 September. 1943 which elected Metropolitan. Sergius (Stragorodsky) Patriarch. April 24. 1949 elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. 8 dek.abrya1949 approved the rank of honorary member of the Moscow YES. June 24, 1951 was awarded the title of Doctor of Divinity. He died in Novosibirsk, was buried at the Ascension Cathedral, in the chapel of St.. Seraphim of Sarov.
Written many articles on theological themes, hymns, service was St. John of Tobolsk. In 1949 he authorized the Council for the ROC at the Novosibirsk regional executive committee Sozonenok in a secret feature at Bishop wrote: "Archbishop Bartholomew - fanatically religious man, a deeply conservative views, a great supporter of Russian antiquity, sympathetic consideration to all Russian and negatively - by the Germans and in general to inakovertsam especially the Baptists and Catholics, a zealous servant of the Orthodox Church, striving by all means to expand the influence of the Church, to strengthen its position, protect the clergy and the faithful from all progressive influences from outside. In these matters, he is tireless, despite his age. " Among believers Novosibirsk considered sagacious elder.