Palladius (Rayev-Pisarev) of St. Petersburg

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Metropolitan Pallady (Raev-Pisarev) was the ruling hierarch of the Eparchy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga from 1892 to 1898. As Metropolitan of St. Petersburg he was the presiding member of the Holy Synod of the Church of Russia.

Life

Pavel Ivanovich Raev-Pisarev was born in 1827. Pavel Ivanovich attended the Kazan Theological Academy, graduating in 1852. After graduating from the Kazan Academy, Pavel Ivanovich taught at the Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary. In 1861, Pavel Ivanovich was tonsured a monk, taking the name Pallady, and was appointed director of Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary.

Having entered the Holy Orders, Fr. Pallady was elevated to the dignity of archimandrite in 1862. In 1863, Archim. Pallady was named the director of the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary, followed in 1864 by being named the president of the seminary. He also became a member of the St. Petersburg Ecclesiastical Consistory, and deputy to the Chief Curator for Religious Teaching at Secular Educational Institutions and member of the conference of the St. Petersburg Ecclesiastical Academy. In 1866, Archim. Pallady was elected Bishop of Ladoga, Vicar of St. Petersburg Eparchy, and chaired the Committee for the Welfare of Eparchy clergy and of the Commission of Diocesan Communities of Sisters of Mercy.

In 1869, Pallady was appointed Bishop of Vologda, followed in fast succession by appointments as Bishop of Tambov in 1873, Bishop of Ryazan in 1876, Archbishop of Kazan in 1882, and then Exarch of Georgia and Archbishop of Kartaly and Kakhetia in 1887. On October 30,1892, he became Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, Abbot of Alexander Nevsky Lavra, and the presiding member of the Apostolic Governing Synod.

In 1894, Metr. Pallady was made an honorary Member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Metr. Pallady took part in the coronation ceremonies of Alexander III in 1883 and Nicholas II in1896.

Metr. Pallady reposed on December 17, 1898 in St. Petersburg. He was buried at St. Isidor Church of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. In 1932, his relics were moved to Nikolskoe cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. In 1988, a cross was placed on his grave.

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Palladius (Rayev-Pisarev) of St. Petersburg
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Bishop of Ladoga
Vicar of St. Petersburg Eparchy

1866-1869
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Bishop of Vologda
1869-1873
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Bishop of Tambov
1873-1876
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Bishop of Ryazan
1876-1882
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Preceded by:
Sergei (Lyapidevsky)
Archbishop of Kazan
1882-1887
Succeeded by:
Pavel II (Lebedev)
Preceded by:
Paul (Lebedev)
Exarch of Georgia
1887-1892
Succeeded by:
Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky)
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Isidor (Nikolsky)
Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga
1892-1898
Succeeded by:
Anthony (Vadkovsky))
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