Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev [Kyiv], head of Lavra

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Re: Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev [Kyiv], head of Lavra

Postby Barbara » Tue 7 March 2017 8:50 pm

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Metropolitan Philaret [ Amphiteatrov ] of Kiev. Despite his finery shown here, he meekly endured many instances of insulting behavior when garbed as a simple monk. He was so highly regarded by at least one Tsar, Nicholas I, that his counsel was sought. When this Sovereign reposed, Metropolitan Philaret wept and lamented as for a personal friend.

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Re: Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev [Kyiv], head of Lavra

Postby Barbara » Wed 15 March 2017 2:44 am

The illustration in the Jordanville-published Blessed Feofil book for Metropolitan Philaret seems to have been a lithograph made after the above oil painting. There are slight differences in the arrangement of the pectoral crosses and other medallions.

Mainly, the expression in the eyes in both is quite different. Met. Philaret appears older in the oil painting and more ascetic and inward-looking.
In the black and white image, the eminent prelate seems to evince more of a challenging expression. "Well, what do you make out of this ?" - or perhaps even : "Enjoy reading about my epic tussles with St Feofil, what a time it WAS ! "

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Re: Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev [Kyiv], head of Lavra

Postby Barbara » Wed 15 March 2017 2:54 am

A contemporary icon of Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev :

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Re: Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev [Kyiv], head of Lavra

Postby Barbara » Fri 4 January 2019 8:59 pm

Since yesterday was Metropolitan Philaret of Kiev's day of repose, I wanted to highlight two interesting parts of his previous ecclesiastical career before he became Metropolitan of Kiev for 20 years [ 1837-1857 ].

"On March 27, 1812, he was made abbot of the famous, ancient Monastery of St. George in the Novgorod Diocese, while also retaining his position as rector and professor of the Academy.

On August 13 1814, Archimandrite Philaret was awarded a Doctorate in Theology for his collection of works.... In March 1816, he was made abbot of Novospassky Monastery in Moscow, while retaining his position as rector and professor of the Academy."

So the future Metropolitan Philaret was moved to important positions. The Yuriev Monastery, 5 kilometers south of Novgorod, was shortly after restored by Countess Anna Chesmenskaya-Orlova [ see viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11089&p=72193&hilit=Countess+Anna#p72193 ] under the direction of the well known conservative Church figure, Archimandrite Photius.

Novospassky Monastery in Moscow is one of the oldest and most venerable monastic houses in the entire region. [ See : viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11956&p=73143&hilit=Novospassky+Monastery#p73143 among other threads mentioning it ].

Patriarch Nikon had been the Abbot of this Monastery, a favorite with the earlier Romanovs, for 2 years before being assigned to Novgorod as Metropolitan for another 2 years before being selected to assume the Patriarchal throne.


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