Hieromonk Pafnuty (Fokin)
Simple and modest in his personal needs, he was on equal footing with everyone in everything—in chanting, vigils and fasting. He was always at the head in work and labor.
In operational development the case was called “Ippolit”. Fr. Ippolit as the brethren’s father-confessor probably aroused special hatred among the NKVD representatives.
"It was nighttime. We had to get it done before dawn. I carried the head in a closed shopping bag so there’d be no suspicion, and I covered it with a newspaper on top, as if there were just a cabbage in the bag."
It was a cold, dark night, and suddenly he saw St. Sergius of Radonezh coming to him, saying: “I’m taking care of those of you who are in exile, outside the monastery, even more,” and he held out a prosphora.
The exploration of the stunning and incomprehensible Universe cannot but testify to the existence of the Creator Who wisely arranged this world.