Photo by A. A. Yolkin, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1900s 6.4 х 10.5 cm Vasiliy Yakovlevich MIKHAILOVSKY (1834-1910) was a cleric, religious writer, and member of the Education Committee of the Holy Synod (General Assembly) of the Russian Orthodox Church. A student of John of Kronstadt, Mikhailovsky became one of the most renowned priests in St. Petersburg often called “Chrysostom of St. Petersburg” for his vivid and passionate sermons. He was one of the founders of the Sober Movement in Russia. Since 1882, Mikhailovsky was member and staff of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society and author of Companion of an Orthodox Pilgrim to the Holy Land.” C4792 MIKHAILOVSKY (Михайловский В.Я.)