Pavel Golishev

Picture of Pavel Golishev

Date of Birth: 09/06/1914

Age: 64

Place of birth: LOTS

Citizenship: Russia


The son of a mining engineer and landlord Paul Kirillovich Golysheva. In late 1918 Golysheva family emigrated abroad, first in Turkey, then France and finally settled in Belgium.

He graduated with honors from college in Brussels (1935), the St. Sergius Orthodox Institute in Paris with a degree in Theology (1939).

November 1, 1936 he was tonsured a rassophore, 16 March 1937 - in the mantle, from March 19, 1937 - Hierodeacon. On June 2, 1938 - monk, abbot of the Orthodox Church in Antwerp. Performing missions for the Metropolitan Eulogy (St George`s). Later he recalled: "Sometimes, invited me to his Metropolitan Eulogius, and say it was there that a slip priest, and the arrival of empty, go, my dear, there there an it like it should be, and of course I went ... You can say I was in the position of ambassador, and from this duty never was eliminated. "

Since 1941 - the abbot, the abbot in turn of two churches in France and confessor Church and social organization "Orthodox cause" in Paris, founded by Mother Mary (Skobtsova). In the period of service in the city of Toulon frequented post here POW camp, where it was very many prisoners from Russia. For the active help prisoners was arrested and taken to Paris, but soon released. After World War II moved to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.

In November 1947 he returned to his homeland, was adopted by the brotherhood of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, determined preacher and treasurer at the same time was appointed as a translator for the French language at the foreign department of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Since September 1950 - lecturer of the Odessa Theological Seminary and the treasurer of the Assumption Monastery in Odessa.

Since September 1952 - the parish priest in the city of Pskov.

Since October 1953 - the teacher of the Leningrad Theological Seminary and Academy and Acting Secretary of the Education Committee of the Moscow Patriarchate.

Since November 1954 - the abbot in various churches of the diocese of Stavropol and then rector of the church in the city of Kislovodsk.

On July 7, 1957 - Bishop Molotov (Perm) and Solikamsk. During this period, one-third of the parishes in the diocese was closed. Not wanting to put up with tyranny, he proposed the creation of a commission at the Regional Executive Committee to decide the fate planned to closing parishes, but he failed to make the creation of such a commission. At the urging of the regional committee of the CPSU, the KGB and the local commissioner for religious affairs was transferred to Astrakhan.

On September 15, 1960 - Bishop of Astrakhan and Enotaevsky. Many preached his frequent service attracted many believers. Warehouse possessed mystical soul, was an ascetic, always helped the poor, beggars, dwell in the church fence. According to the memoirs of contemporaries, "in essence, his whole life has become a constant spiritual warfare, not only inside but also outside" with the authorities and miroderzhatelyami of this world. " The cause of this battle was hidden in the very nature of Archbishop Paul - direct, open, faithful to Orthodoxy, is not going to make any concessions and compromise. " During one of the worship in Astrakhan several people attacked him and began to pluck the brothers from the bishop vestments. Immediately after the service he was taken out of the temple in the "ambulance."

From 25 February 1964 - Archbishop.

June 23, 1964 - Archbishop of Novosibirsk and Barnaul. Translation from Astrakhan popular bishop has caused sorrow among the faithful who turned to Patriarch Alexis I with a request for the exchange of this decision, but it was upheld. At the new place of service distinguished himself as a zealous preacher, try to visit all the parishes of the then vast diocese, the principal defender of orthodoxy. In 1965, signed by Archbishop Hermogenes compiled (Golubev) appeal to Patriarch Alexis I with a request to cancel the decision imposed by the Soviet authorities in 1961 the Bishops` Council, derogating the rights of the clergy.

In 1971, during the Pre-Council Committee appealed to the chairman of the commission Metropolitan Krutitsy and Kolomna Pimen with the "Proposal", which expressed a wish to reconsider the forthcoming Local Council decision of Bishops in 1961, in particular "On arrival" section, making changes to it, expanding the right clergy in parish affairs. He was not admitted to the cathedral, and his proposals were not discussed on it.

On February 2, 1972 - Archbishop of Vologda and Veliky. He continued to cause irritation to the Soviet regime. As a result, already 11 October 1972 "for violation of the canonical norms, misconduct and inability to control the life of the Church" was released from the control of the Vologda diocese and fired at rest. He lived in the city of Kislovodsk.

Repeatedly orally and in writing addressed to the Patriarch Pimen to appoint him to the chair again, but his petitions remained unanswered. Asked about traveling abroad, with his request was supported by President Georges Pompidou of France.

In October 1975 he went to France with his brother, then moved to Belgium. Managed Russian parishes in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are under omophorion Patriarchate of Constantinople, and has lectured at several universities. He died of leukemia in France buried in the cemetery near Paris.