Paul of Kolomna
The son of a rural clergyman, he was born in the town of Kolychevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. He entered monastic orders at Makaryev Monastery, and became treasurer there. He became Bishop of Kolomna on October 17, 1652.
An opponent of the reforms of Patriarch Nikon, he was stripped of his bishopric in 1654. He was banished to Paleostrovsky monastery, on an island in Lake Onega, moving to Khutyn Monastery in 1656. He was killed on April 16, 1656. He is regarded as a martyr by the Old Believers.
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