Shkarovskii Mikhail

The establishment and activities of the Leningrad Theological-pastoral courses in 1944 -1945

Shkarovskii Mikhail (2015) "The establishment and activities of the Leningrad Theological-pastoral courses in 1944 -1945 ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia II : Istoriia. Istoriia Russkoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi, 2015, vol. 63, pp. 121-139 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturII201563.121-139


After violent anti-religious persecution of the Russian Church began to emerge in the period of the great Patriotic war. With the renewal of Church life was closely connected with the revival in the “Northern capital” liquidated by the Soviet authorities in 1928 spiritual education. The merit of recreation on the banks of the Neva theological school belongs, first of all, the Metropolitan of Leningrad and Novgorod Grigoriy (Chukov) — former rector of the Petrograd Theological Institute. The Lord has implemented a succession of new theological school with the old, destroyed in the 1920s, retaining many of the best of the old traditions revived in Theological schools. It was he who made the discovery in 1945, in the “Northern capital” Theological-pastoral courses. on September 28, the Leningrad Executive Committee took the decision to transfer courses part of the building of the former Petrograd Theological Seminary, and on November 22, 1945, a solemn opening of a new Spiritual school. General management courses belonged to the Metropolitan Grigoriy, who wrote a special provision about them, developed curriculum, picked up the teaching staff . Head of courses, taught 6 people, and studied 24 pupil, was Archpriest Nikolay Lomakin. July 1, 1946, the Holy Synod decided on the organization of the Leningrad Theological Academy and the transformation of the Theological-pastoral courses “Northern capital” in Seminary, which soon began to work successfully. In the theological schools of the city on the Neva Metropolitan Grigoriy sought to attract the best surviving after the repression of the Church staff that he largely succeeded. And significant role in the revival of the Academy and Seminary played pop experience Theological-pastoral courses.


Russian Orthodox Church, the Leningrad Theological-pastoral courses, theological schools, Metropolitan Grigoriy (Chukov).

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Shkarovskii Mikhail