Episkop Amfikholii

Born P. I. Kazanskii, Episkop (Bishop) Amfikholii was one of the most prominent of archeologists among the clergy, a specialist in paleography, a student of monastical manuscripts, inluding Greek ones. Moreover, he developed a talent for illustration, designing lithographs of manuscripts. An honored member of the Moscow Society of Lovers of Spiritual Enlightenment, the IRAO awarded him a gold medal in 1880. He was also associated with New Jerusalem and Rostov.