This page is dedicated to the memory of Father Pavel Anatol'evich Adel'geim. Father Pavel was a Russian Orthodox priest at the Zhen Mironosic church in Pskov, Russia. Until early 2002, he also had a parish in the village Piskovichi, in the suburbs of Pskov, where he built and maintained an orphanage for destitute young people with serious problems.
In 2002, he published the book "Dogmat o Cerkvi v kanonakh i praktike", at a small publishing house in Pskov. The book was re-published in St. Petersburg. He was known as an outspoken and courageous critic of privilege and hierarchy, in the Church as well as in the State.
Below, you will find a description of Father Pavel, as I met him in 1983, and of his life story. My account was originally written in 1986, and at the time it seemed advisable to give Father Pavel a pseudonym. Not very originally, I called him Father Peter.
The picture to the right shows Father Pavel standing outside his church in Pskov in the spring of 1983.
here to read about Father Pavel in "Kontinent" (in Russian).
here to see a site devoted Father Pavel and his book (in Russian).