The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Central Lengthwise Nave. North View

High Priest Melchizedek

Dionisy's frescoes. High Priest Melchizedek

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