Biography of Father Konstantin Andrekus

Born in 1875. Graduated from St. Petersburg Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1902 for the Archdiocese of Mogiliev. From 1904 he served as vicar of the parish in Krasnoyarsk; from 1906, as administrator of the parish in Ivanodar, Cherikov-Chausy deanery; from 1911, the parish in Lazovits, Klimovitsko-Mstislav deanery; in 1924, appointed dean of the Gomel deanery. Repeatedly arrested and imprisoned. In 1933 the Polish Red Cross put him on a list for an exchange with Lithuania, but the authorities denied the request. June 1937 – arrested in Minsk in a case against Catholic clergy as a “participant in the insurgent organization POV,” charged by the investigation with “espionage and attempts to overthrow the Soviet regime.” August 25, 1937 – sentenced to death under Articles 66 and 68 of the Criminal Code of the Belorussian SSR [Extraordinary Session, Supreme Ct., BSSR]. August 27, 1937 – shot, in Minsk Prison, together with four other priests. Source: Archive of the Directorate of the Committee for State Security, Republic of Belarus; Dzwonkowski (1998), p. 138; Osipova (1996), p. 146.
Variant Names:
Andrekus, Konstantin
Saint Petersburg (Russia); Krasnoi︠a︡rsk (Russia); Minsk (Belarus)
male; clergy and religious; executed