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Portrait of Metropolitan Antonius

Andrey Karelin

1866-after 1911

1911

Oil on canvas

140 x 108.5 cm

Antonius (1846-1912), Metropolitan of St Petersburg and Ladoga, lay name Alexander Vasilyevich Vadkovsky. He was educated at Tambov Theological Seminary and Kazan Theological Academy. In 1883 he was ordained a celibate priest and later appointed Archimandrite of the St John Monastery in Kazan. He became Rector of the St Petersburg Theological Academy in 1887, then a bishop, then was the Bishop of Vyborg and in that same year became head of the newly-formed Finnish diocese. From 1898 he was Metropolitan of St Petersburg and Ladoga. In 1900 he was elected a member of the State Duma. A degree of Doctor of Theology was conferred on Metropolitan Antonius for his important work.

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