Ambrose (in the world Andrew Antypovych Ornatskii)( spiritual writer)
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Biography Ambrose (in the world Andrew Antypovych Ornatskii)
(1778 - 1827). At the end of the Alexander Nevsky seminary was appointed a teacher, then an inspector, the prefect, and finally, the rector of the Novgorod Seminary. In 1805 he was tonsured a monk, in 1816 he was consecrated bishop of old Russian, and in 1819 - in the bishop of Penza and Saransk. In 1825 A. retired to St. Cyril-Belozersky Monastery, where he is strictly ascetic lifestyle. Even during his administration of the Diocese of Penza asceticism he demanded from the clergy and their accusations made against the secular authorities, not by changing their harsh treatment, even in relation to Alexander I, came to visit the Penza. A. belongs to the major work: "History of Russia's hierarchy" (6 vols., M., 1807 - 15). In this work, has not lost its significance to our time, assembled a wealth of material on the history of the Russian Church from the very beginning of its existence. Especially valuable chapters on the monastic. The structure of labor A. includes materials collected by Metropolitan Yevgeny. - Wed. Savvaitov, "It. A. Ornatskii, "1869;" Russian Antiquities ", 1872, t. V, and 1883, t. XXXIX; Vengerov, "critical-biographical dictionary ', t. I.