The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Cupola, drum and pendentives

Forefather Melchizedek

Dionisy's frescoes. Forefather Melchizedek

The king of Salem, the priest of the most high God who blessed Abram and in his person all Old Testament priests (Genesis 14:18-24). According to St. Paul’s interpretation (Hebrews 7:17), Melchizedek is a prototype of Christ, “a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec”.
He is depicted on the north side of the eastern vault.