In May, Minsk will host a conference dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the martyrdom of the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan of Minsk and Belarus Melchizedek.
According to the Orthodox priest Father Leonid Akulovich, Conference participants will talk about the pedigree, life, work and fight for the Melchizedek Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of the Moscow-backed anti-Bolshevik government and church "revolutionary abnavlentsav" how Melchizedek loved and played for Belarus's independence. As the father, Leonid, from 1919 to 1925 Melchizedek lived in the center of Minsk in what is called the bishop's house. In this building on Independence Avenue in which now is the theological faculty of the Belarusian State University, in the long term plan to install a plaque, the priest said.
On He said, prior to the conference will be made commemorative medal to honor those who have excelled in the revival of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, as well as scientists and members of the public who have contributed to the perpetuation of the memory of the church leader. Participants of the conference will be a portrait of Melchizedek, written by a painter, chairman of the association "Pursuit" of the Belarusian Union of Artists Gennady Drozdov.
Metropolitan Melchizedek (secular name Michael Paevsky) Was born about 1878, the estate Vitulin Lublin region of Poland. Died 05.17.1931.
After the end of the Kazan Theological Academy Melchizedek taught at the seminary Mogilev, Mogilev was abbot of the monastery of the Epiphany, Tauride bishop, archbishop of Astrakhan, auxiliary bishop Slutsky, bishop of Minsk and Turov. From July 1922 — Metropolitan of Minsk and Belarus. Proponent ads Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. In 1925 he was sentenced to three years probation on charges of "theft of church property" and "counter-revolutionary propaganda." Exiled to Siberia, where he was appointed Archbishop of Krasnoyarsk. Since 1930 — in Moscow, has been elected to the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. Died suddenly in Daragamilavskim Cathedral. Added to the martyrs of the Russian Orthodox Church.