Gagara Basil (Yakovlev)( pilgrim XVII century, the Kazan merchant)
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Biography Gagara Basil (Yakovlev)
In 1634, Mr.. went on a vow to the Holy Land, taking his servant Garanku. To get to Jerusalem, he used more than a year. Not finding in Jerusalem Patriarch Theophanes, he stayed there this time only three days and went to Egypt to another patriarch - Alexandria, which was testimonial to the Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich. Visiting Sinai and divers returned to Jerusalem, which believed in the descent in the temple of Jerusalem, the day of Easter, the heavenly fire, as he applied a light to his beard and it does not light. In 1637, Mr.. Gagara arrived in Moscow. During his pilgrimage, and brought them to the situation of Eastern Affairs Gagara was granted by Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich title of "Moscow guest". Composed by them "walking" gives a description of Jerusalem and the holy places, which, in simplicity and excessive credulity of the author of tales "vozhey, stands below the writings of our pilgrims, the writers of the clergy, who were there before and after. Description of Egypt came from Gagara full and detailed than the description of Jerusalem and the Holy Places. Description of Georgia makes walking Gagara particularly interesting in a number of similar works written before Peter. Wed. AN. Ants in the preface to "Journey to the Holy Places", 1830. The latest edition of walking Gagara done in the 33 th edition of the Orthodox Palestinian Collection "(St. Petersburg, 1891).