Portrait of Archbishop Veniamin Putzeck-Grigorovich

The artist is anthropov

Archbishop Veniamin, in the world Vasily Grigorievich Putsek-Grigorovich (1705 (6?) –1783) – the son of a Cossack from the city of Lokhvitz Poltava province. He was educated at the Kyiv Theological Academy; from 1734 – taught at the Kazan seminary. In 1740 he accepted monasticism, in 1744-Archimandrite of the Kazan Transfiguration Monastery, in 1748-Archimandrite of the Sviyazhsky Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod. In 1753 – transferred to Tver, appointed a member of the Holy Synod, in 1758 – a bishop in Pskov.

In 1761 he was appointed Archbishop of St. Petersburg and Archimandrite of the Trinity Alexander Monastery. Expressed opinions that did not coincide with the proposals of the government, after which he was transferred to Kazan in Kazan in 1762.

In 1773, when capturing Kazan, Emelyan Pugachev showed great courage and resistance, but later he was agreed and accused of helping the rebels; spent three months in prison. He managed to send a letter to Empress Catherine, who personally revised the archbishop’s work and was convinced of his innocence. January 26, 1775 Catherine granted Archbishop Veniamin Metropolitan San and sent him a white cloud with a diamond cross. In 1782 he resigned to rest, died in 1783.

Dates back to the time between his construction to the St. Petersburg Department (1761) and granting him the sanitary and white cloud with a diamond cross (1775). It is depicted in complete bishop’s vestments – a hood, a mantle, with a panagia and a bishop’s staff in his hands. There is an engraving on which Benjamin is depicted in a white clob.

N. X. Unknown artist. SPb, 2012. With. 82.

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