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Entries / Polisadov I.N., (1823-1886), priest

Polisadov I.N., (1823-1886), priest

Categories / Religion. Church/Personalia

POLISADOV Ioann Nikitich (1823-1886, St. Petersburg), religious and public figure, archpriest (1878). He graduated from St. Vladimir Theological Seminary in 1845 and St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1849. Polisadov lived in St. Petersburg from 1858, working as prior in the domestic Chapel of Constantine and Elena in the gymnasium attached to the Imperial Philanthropic Society, located at 15 Kryukov Canal. He became famous for his sermons in which he often presented the church viewpoint on contemporary events – his sermons were published in three volumes in St. Petersburg, 1886-87. Polisadov was a member of the Society for the Dissemination of Religious Education and Morality, the Society for Assistance to Workers, the Slavonic Charitable Foundation and other charitable organisations. He also had spiritual conversations in prisons. In 1879, he founded the Society of Preachers for St. Isaac’s Cathedral (the first society of its kind in Russia). His book, Mute Confession, devoted to the issues of confession and was reprinted ten times from 1865 through 1891. Polisadov was buried in Volkovskoe Orthodox Cemetery (the grave has not been preserved).

V. V. Antonov.

Polisadov Ioann Nikitich

Kryukova Canal Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 15

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Theological Academy
Society for Religious and Moral Education