Bazhanov Vasily Borisovich( Protopresbyter, spiritual writer)
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Biography Bazhanov Vasily Borisovich
(1800 - 1883), Protopresbyter, spiritual writer. He graduated from the course at the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. 27 years of age took the chair of theology at the University of St. Petersburg after the famous GP. Pavsky, replacing his (1835) and the rank of instructor heir to the throne, Alexander Nikolayevich. Lacking deep scientific knowledge, he wrote many popular guides. Along with the Zhukovsky and Arseniev B. be considered not only a teacher but an educator and the Tsar-Liberator. As a member of the Holy Synod (1844), confessor of Their Majesties (1848) and the chief priest of the Guards. His writings have appeared in The Christian Read and separate editions. In prepared for the Emperor heir book "On the Duties of a Christian" B. says, among other things, the responsibilities of the sovereign.