The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Forefather Methuselar

Dionisy's frescoes. Forefather Methuselar

Son of Enos and father of Lamech (Genesis 5:21-27), the eighth patriarch renowned for his longevity. He lived 969 years and died just before the Great Flood which was postponed because of the week’s mourning for him. He went to the bounds of the earth to learn from his father Enos about the coming deluge and saving of his grandson Noah.