Vasiliy Georgievskiy

Picture of Vasiliy Georgievskiy

Date of Birth: 04/10/1868

Age: 78

Citizenship: Russia


Born in a family of a priest in. Odoevskogo Somovo have. Tula Province. Graduated Belevsky control (1882), the first student Tula DS (1888) and Moscow DA (1892), the candidate of theology (his dissertation was devoted to St. Tikhon of Zadonsk). Upon completion of the Academy appointed 12 March 1893 assistant superintendent Efremov control, and in 1894 a teacher Tula DS. 3 Feb. 1895 tonsured a monk Archimandrite. Anthony (Khrapovitsky), Feb 12. ordained to the priesthood and appointed inspector Vladimir DS. In 1897 he was appointed rector of Chelm DS elevated to the rank of Archimandrite. January 12. 1903 consecrated Bishop. Lublin, Vic. Kholmsk-Warsaw diocese. On July 18, 1905 Bp. Chelm and Lublin (20 May 1912 - Archbishop).

En. Eulogy was one of the most active of the then bishops, paid much attention to social problems, to the service of the Church of the poorest. In 1907 he was elected by the Orthodox population of Lublin and Siedlce lips. II member of the State Duma, where he joined the moderate-right-and you moved in the Duma idea Holm allocation of the Kingdom of Poland, did not even take the form of a bill. Duma of the 2nd convocation was short-lived. In 1907, elected to the State III. Duma, a member of the moderate Rights, and then (after education) faction and the moderate-right nationalists (faction member of the Board). Contributed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and adopted by the Duma in 1912, a draft law on the allocation of Chelm province is largely his case, he campaigned for him also within his diocese, arguing that it favors the interests of the Russian peasantry. Bishop also worked in the commissions: religious (commission chairman), Land, Old Believers, legislative proposals. On the right-nationalist positions appeared on the zemstvos in the western provinces on May 12, 1910. There was a categorical opponent of the bill on freedom of transition from one religion to another, which was discussed May 30, 1909, he defended the Parish Schools, defended the increase in the content of the clergy, and so on. Etc. . From election to the Duma IV refused.

He took part in the right-monarchist movement. As a member State. Duma, regularly participated in meetings of the Assembly of the Russian (PC), served as a prayer at the opening of the PC gymnasium, and after being interviewed on the spiritual and moral themes with schoolboys. Sent by his blessing 1st All-Russia Congress of Russian People in St. Petersburg, 8-12 February. 1906, or the All-Russian Congress of Russian Assembly, which passed Congress delegate chairman of the Warsaw department of Prof. PC. D.V.Tsvetaev. Sent as "warm welcome" Congress of Russian People in Moscow on 27 September. - October 4th. 1909. Member of the Central Council of the All-Russian National Union, an honorary member of the Russian Society of the outskirts.

On May 14, 1914, Archbishop Volyn and Zhytomyr. During the war he lived all the time in the front line, was frequently on the front. After the February Revolution of 1917, as the Bishop recalled, "I began the persecution against me. Called "Black Hundred", "starorezhimnikom". In his political beliefs ... I was a monarchist Monarchist beliefs were formed in me organically, under the influence of a number of conditions and circumstances of my life. " However, it could not remove from the pulpit. The past 17 April. 1917 The first free Volyn Diocesan Congress of clergy expressed confidence in him and asked St. Synod to leave it in Volyn "as the Archbishop loved, respected and genuinely Orthodox people desired." He participated in the preparation of the Holy Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, which was chaired by the department of worship, preaching and church art. November 13 burial service in the Assumption Cathedral killed during the Bolshevik Revolution cadets. December 7. 1917 he was elected one of the six St. Synod members.

During the Civil War he lived in Kiev, where on December 4. 1918 he was arrested along with Petliurists and arrested the following day Archbishop. Anthony was taken to Poland, then in Austria and Romania. They were imprisoned in a monastery with Buchach brought from Kiev later Bishop. Chigirinsky Nicodemus (Krotkov) and deacon Nicholas and brought from Pochaev Archimandrite. Vitaly (Maksimenko) and Hieromonk. Tikhon (Sha-Rapova). Then Bishop Eulogius was some time in prison in Krakow. After a 9-me-syachnogo opinion on the request of the Entente was released in September. 1919 arrived in Novorossiysk. Member of the Provisional Supreme Church Administration of South Russia Novocherkassk. Archbishop`s funeral. Alexis (Dorodnicyn) and VM Purishkevich.

January 19. In 1920 with a group of bishops and former comrade Procurator of the Holy. Synod of the book. ND Zhevakhov emigrated to Serbia. Opened in Reyhengalle Congress (Congress of Russian Economic recovery in Reyhengall (Bayern) On May 29 - June 4, 1921), during which served as a prayer and memorial service for all of the Faith, Tsar and Fatherland which laid down their lives. March 26, 1921 decree of Patriarch Tikhon (Bellavina) appointed Managing Parishes in Western Europe, 30 January. 1922 elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. For a while he lived in Berlin, and then settled in Paris, where he organized the Theological Institute, which was taught by SN Bulgakov, AV Kartashov and other famous philosophers and theologians.

After the declaration of Metropolitan. Sergius (Stargorodsky) joined the opposition to it. May 28, 1930 dismissed from the management of the Russian Orthodox Church in Western Europe, it is prohibited from serving together with the clergy subordinate to him. In Feb. 1931 Metropolitan. Eulogy moved with their parishes under the jurisdiction of the Patriarch of Constantinople. From the Russian parishes in Western Europe it was formed, headed by him self Paris Exarchate. During World War II was on the patriotic positions, one of the first in 1945 he was a Soviet passport. August 25, 1945 was reunited with the Russian Orthodox Church leaving Metropolitan, Exarch of Western Europe. He died in Paris. According to the Met. Manuel (Lemeshevsky) "was extremely kind, unselfish, generous well, attentive to his interlocutor, he loved to make peace, and especially - to marry. Despite the employment of complex, heavy and large administrative work always and invariably it has been full of "spiritual joy". "