Verkhovsky Pavel (1879–1943) – historian of the Church, specialist in canonic law of the Orthodox Church, church activist.
Graduated from the Law Faculty of the St. Petersburg University (scientific supervisor - historian of ecclesiastic law M.I. Gorchakov); he stayed at the Department of Canonic Law and prepared there his Master thesis ‘Inhabited Real Estates of the Holy Synod, Bishops' Houses and Monasteries under the Closest Successors of Peter the Great’ (St. Petersburg, 1909). At the same time, he studied at the Theological Academy, graduating from it with Master degree in Theology (1906). Priest since September 19, 1920.
He served in the office of the Chief Prosecutor of the Holy Synod (1906-1908). From 1909, he was lecturer at the Warsaw University, at the Department of Russian Law: Ass. Professor (1909), Ordinary Professor (1913). He taught courses on jurisprudence and ecclesiastic history. Priest of the Cathedral in Rostov (1920-1921). Member of the Commission for the Separation of Church from State at the Regional Department of Justice of the Don Executive Committee (1920-1921). Editor of the Central Labor Institute of the All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions (1922-1936).
Member of the Provisional Supreme Church Administration in the South of Russia (1919). On July 12, 1921, he was arrested in the frames of the case of ‘the counter-revolutionary organization of Prince Ukhtomsky’. On June 22, 1922 he was released from the internal prison of the NKVD with instruction not to leave Moscow. Arrested on October 7, 1922. Amnestied on February 28, 1924. In 1936, he was arrested again, died in April 1943 in exile in Inta (Komi ASSR).