Current Hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Moscow

(in order of seniority)

 

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow

His Holiness Kirill

Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus'

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' (2009-)
  •    Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (1991-2009)
  •    Archbishop of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (1988-1991)
  •    Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk (1984-1988)
  •    Archbishop of Vyborg (1977-1984)
  •    Bishop of Vyborg (1976-1977)
  • Date of Election as Patriarch: January 27, 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 1991
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 2, 1977
  • Date of Consecration: March 14, 1976
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: September 12, 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 1, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 7, 1969
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 3, 1969
  • Name Day: May 24
  • Date of Birth: November 20, 1946
  • Full Name: Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
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  • Articles
  •   An Interview with Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad
Metropolitan Vladimir of Saint Petersburg

His Eminence Vladimir

Metropolitan of Saint Petersburg and Ladoga

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Saint Petersburg and Ladoga (1995-)
  •    Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk (1993-1995)
  •    Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhovsk (1992-1993)
  •    Archbishop of Pskov and Porkhovsk (1987-1992)
  •    Archbishop of Krasnodar and Kuban (1980-1987)
  •    Archbishop of Vladimir and Suzdal (1975-1980)
  •    Archbishop of Irkutsk and Chitinsk (1973-1975)
  •    Archbishop of Rostov and Novocherkassk (1970-1973)
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Central Europe (1967-1970)
  •    Bishop of Berlin and Central Europea (1967)
  •    Bishop of Kirov and Sloboda (1966-1967)
  •    Bishop of Podol'e (1965-1966)
  •    Bishop of Voronezh and Lipetsk (1964-1965)
  •    Bishop of Zvenigorod, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1962-1964)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: October 20, 1967
  • Date of Consecration: December 30, 1962
  • Date of Election: 1962
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1962
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: February 1962
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 24, 1953
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: May 22, 1953
  • Name Day: October 17
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1929
  • Full Name: Vladimir Savvich Kotlyarov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk

His Eminence Filaret

Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk,
Exarch of Belarus

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Minsk and Belarus (1978-)
  •    Metropolitan of Berlin and Central Europe (1975-1978)
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Central Europe (1973-1975)
  •    Archbishop of Dmitrov (1970-1973)
  •    Bishop of Dmitrov, Vicar of the Dicoese of Moscow (1966-1970)
  •    Bishop of Tikhvinsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Leningrad (1965-1966)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: April 15, 1975
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 9, 1970
  • Date of Consecration: October 24, 1965
  • Date of Election: 1965
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: October 8, 1963
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: August 4, 1963
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: December 14, 1961
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 26, 1959
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 3, 1959
  • Name Day: December 14
  • Date of Birth: March 21, 1935
  • Full Name: Kirill Varfolomeyevich Vakhromeyev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Yuvenalii of Krutitsy

His Eminence Yuvenalii

Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomena

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomena (1977-)
  •    Metropolitan of Tula and Belev (1972-1977)
  •    Archbishop of Tula and Belev (1971-1972)
  •    Bishop of Tula and Belev (1969-1971)
  •    Bishop of Zaraisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1965-1969)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: April 27, 1972
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: June 18, 1971
  • Date of Consecration: December 26, 1965
  • Date of Election: November 25, 1965
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: February 21, 1963
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: July 7, 1962
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 1, 1960
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 4, 1959
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: October 10, 1959
  • Name Day: July 15
  • Date of Birth: September 22, 1935
  • Full Name: Vladimir Kirillovich Poyarkov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev

His Beatitude Vladimir

Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1992-)
  •    Metropolitan of Rostov and Novocherkassk (1982-1992)
  •    Archbishop of Dmitrov, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1973-1982)
  •    Bishop of Dmitrov, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1973)
  •    Bishop of Zvenigorod, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1966-1973)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: July 16, 1982
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 9, 1973
  • Date of Consecration: July 9, 1966
  • Date of Election: 1966
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1965
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 26, 1962
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 15, 1962
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: June 14, 1962
  • Date of Birth: November 23, 1935
  • Full Name: Viktor Markianovich Sabodan
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Kliment of Kaluga

His Eminence Kliment

Metropolitan of Kaluga and Borovsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Kaluga and Borovsk (2004-)
  •    Archbishop of Kaluga and Borovsk (1990-2004)
  •    Archbishop of Serpukhov, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1989-1990)
  •    Bishop of Serpukhov, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1982-1989)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2004
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: May 19, 1989
  • Date of Consecration: August 8, 1982
  • Date of Election: 1982
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: July 18, 1982
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: October 14, 1981
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 7, 1979
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 24, 1978
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 7, 1978
  • Name Day: December 8
  • Date of Birth: August 7, 1949
  • Full Name: German Mikhailovich Kapalin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev

His Eminence Vladimir

Metropolitan of Kishinev and All Moldova

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: December 21, 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: April 4, 1990
  • Date of Consecration: July 21, 1989
  • Date of Election: 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1988
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: November 29, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 22, 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: May 22, 1974
  • Name Day: July 28
  • Date of Birth: August 18, 1952
  • Full Name: Nikolai Vasil'evich Kantaryan
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Nikodim of Kharkov

His Eminence Nikodim

Metropolitan of Kharkov and Bogodukhov

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Kharkov and Bogodukhov (1989-)
  •    Metropolitan of Lvov and Drogobychsk (1988-1989)
  •    Metropolitan of Lvov and Ternopol' (1985-1988)
  •    Archbishop of Lvov and Ternopol' (1983-1985)
  •    Archbishop of Kharkov and Bogodukhov (1970-1983)
  •    Archbishop of Argentina and South America (1968-1970)
  •    Bishop of Argentina and South America (1964-1968)
  •    Bishop of Kostroma and Galicia (1961-1964)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: April 9, 1985
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1968
  • Date of Consecration: August 10, 1961
  • Date of Election: 1961
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 15, 1958
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: February 23, 1946
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 29, 1945
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 6, 1945
  • Name Day: Feast Day of the Myrrhbearing Women
  • Date of Birth: April 18, 1921
  • Full Name: Nikolai Stepanovich Rusnak
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Feodosii of Omsk

His Eminence Feodosii

Metropolitan of Omsk and Tarsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Omsk and Tarsk (1997-)
  •    Archbishop of Omsk and Tarsk (1990-1997)
  •    Archbishop of Omsk and Tyumen (1986-1990)
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Central Europe (1984-1986)
  •    Archbishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk (1978-1984)
  •    Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk (1972-1978)
  •    Bishop of Chernovitsy and Bukovina (1967-1972)
  •    Bishop of Poltava and Kremenchug (1964-1967)
  •    Bishop of Chernigov and Nezhinsk (1962-1964)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 23, 1997
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 9, 1978
  • Date of Consecration: December 2, 1962
  • Date of Election: 1962
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 28, 1962
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: November 27, 1962
  • Date of Elevation to Protopriest: 1956
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 1, 1945
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 24, 1945
  • Name Day: September 22
  • Date of Birth: January 7, 1927
  • Full Name: Igor' Ivanovich Protsyuk
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan German of Volgograd

His Eminence German

Metropolitan of Volgograd and Kamyshin

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Volgograd and Kamyshin (2000-)
  •    Archbishop of Volgograd and Kamyshin (1991-2000)
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Leipzig (1990-1991)
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Central Europe (1986-1990)
  •    Archbishop of Tula and Belevsk (1983-1986)
  •    Bishop of Tula and Belevsk (1978-1983)
  •    Bishop of Vilnius and Lithuania (1974-1978)
  •    Bishop of Vienna and Austria (1970-1974)
  •    Bishop of Tikhvinsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Leningrad (1968-1970)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 9, 1983
  • Date of Consecration: December 6, 1968
  • Date of Election: 1968
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: September 12, 1967
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 26, 1966
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 26, 1965
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 19, 1965
  • Name Day: July 11
  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1937
  • Full Name: Gennadii Evgen'evich Timofeyev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Platon of Argentina

His Eminence Platon

Metropolitan of Argentina and South America

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Argentina and South America (2004-)
  •    Archbishop of Argentina and South America (1993-2004)
  •    Archbishop of Yaroslav and Rostov (1984-1993)
  •    Archbishop of Sverdlovsk and Kurgan (1980-1984)
  •    Archbishop of Argentina and South America (1977-1980)
  •    Bishop of Argentina and South America (1973-1977)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 29, 2004
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1977
  • Date of Consecration: December 16, 1973
  • Date of Election: 1973
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 3, 1972
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: September 12, 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 17, 1971
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 14, 1971
  • Name Day: April 18
  • Date of Birth: November 17, 1940
  • Full Name: Vladimir Petrovich Udovenko
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Iov of Chelyabinsk

His Eminence Iov

Metropolitan of Chelyabinsk and Zlatoustov

  • Hierarchical Sees
  • Metropolitan of Chelyabinsk and Zlatoustov (?-)
  • Archbishop of Zhitomir and Ovruchsk (1989-2000)
  • Archbishop of Kostroma and Galicia (1988-1989)
  • Bishop of Zaraisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1975-1988)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: November 30, 1988
  • Date of Consecration: January 3, 1975
  • Date of Elevatin to Archimandrite: December 26, 1974
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 1, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 18, 1968
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: June 20, 1968
  • Name Day: September 10
  • Date of Birth: November 6, 1938
  • Full Name: Dmitrii Yakovlevich Tyvonyuk
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Iov of Chelyabinsk

His Eminence Irinei

Metropolitan of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd (2002-)
  •    Archbishop of Dnepropetrovsk and Pavlograd (1996-2002)
  •    Archbishop of Dnepropetrovsk and Krivorozhsk (1993-1996)
  •    Archbishop of Rovena and Ostroga (1990-1993)
  •    Archbishop of Lvov and Drogobychsk (1989-1990)
  •    Archbishop of Kharkov and Bogodukhov (1984-1989)
  •    Archbishop of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan (1982-1984)
  •    Bishop of Serpukhov, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1976-1982)
  •    Bishop of Ufa and Sterlitamaksk (1975-1976)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: June 19, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 16, 1982
  • Date of Consecration: July 25, 1975
  • Date of Election: 1975
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: March 1971
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 1, 1970
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 22, 1968
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: May 21, 1968
  • Name Day: September 5
  • Date of Birth: May 10, 1939
  • Full Name: Ivan Petrovich Serednii
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Agafangel of Odessa

His Eminence Agafangel

Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail'sk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Odessa and Izmail'sk (1992-)
  •    Metropolitan of Vinnitsk and Bratslav (1992-1992)
  •    Retired (1991-1992)
  •    Metropolitan of Ivano-Frankovsk and Kolomysk (1991-1991)
  •    Metropolitan of Vinnitsk and Bratslav (1989-1991)
  •    Archbishop of Vinnitsk and Bratslav 1981-1989
  •    Bishop of Vinnitsk and Bratslav (1975-1981)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: March 10, 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 7, 1981
  • Date of Consecration: November 16, 1975
  • Date of Election: November 11, 1975
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 1, 1967
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: April 7, 1967
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 22, 1965
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 18, 1965
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 2, 1961
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1938
  • Name Day: February 5
  • Full Name: Alexei Mikhailovich Savvin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Valentin of Orenburg

His Eminence Valentin

Metropolitan of Orenburg and Buzuluksk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Orenburg and Buzuluksk (2004-)
  •    Archbishop of Orenburg and Buzuluksk (1999-2004)
  •    Retired (1995-1999)
  •    Archbishop of Baku, Vicar of the Diocese of Stavropol (1994-1995)
  •    Archbisop of Grodnen and Volkovyssk (1992-1994)
  •    Archbishop of Korsun (1990-1992)
  •    Archbishop of Vladimir and Suzdal (1988-1990)
  •    Bishop of Vladimir and Suzdal (1987-1988)
  •    Bishop of Tambov and Michurinsk (1985-1987)
  •    Bishop of Zvenigorod, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1979-1985)
  •    Bishop of Ufa and Sterlitamaksk (1976-1979)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2004
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: December 30, 1988
  • Date of Consecration: July 25, 1976
  • Date of Election: July 24, 1976
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: July 20, 1976
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 18, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 20, 1969
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 30, 1969
  • Name Day: May 7
  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1940
  • Full Name: Timofei Adamovich Mishchuk
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Varnava of Cheboksary

His Eminence Varnava

Metropolitan of Cheboksary and Chuvash

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 7, 1984
  • Date of Consecration: November 30, 1976
  • Date of Election: 1976
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1965
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1960
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: March 9, 1957
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: February 15, 1956
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 10, 1955
  • Name Day: June 24
  • Date of Birth: April 21, 1931
  • Full Name: Vladimir Viktorovich Kedrov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Isidor of Ekaterinograd

His Eminence Isidor

Metropolitan of Ekaterinograd and Kuban

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Ekaterinograd and Kuban (2001-)
  •    Metropolitan of Krasnodar and Novorossiya (2001)
  •    Archbishop of Krasnodar and Novorossiya (1994-2001)
  •    Archbishop of Krasnodar and Kuban (1989-1994)
  •    Bishop of Krasnodar and Kuban (1987-1989)
  •    Bishop of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk (1985-1987)
  •    Bishop of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogorsk (1977-1985)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 22, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1989
  • Date of Consecration: June 19, 1977
  • Date of Election: 1977
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 12, 1977
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: Pascha 1973
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 7, 1967
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: February 5, 1967
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 5, 1967
  • Name Day: January 21
  • Date of Birth: May 25, 1941
  • Full Name: Nikolai Vasil'evich Kirichenko
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol

His Eminence Lazar

Metropolitan of Simferopol and the Crimea

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Simferopol and the Crimea (2000-)
  •    Archbishop of Simferopol and the Crimea (1992-2000)
  •    Archbishop of Odessa and Kherson (1991-1992)
  •    Archbishop of Ternopol' and Kremenets (1989-1991)
  •    Archbishop of Argentina and South America (1985-1989)
  •    Bishop of Argentina and South America (1980-1985)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: November 25, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: June 20, 1985
  • Date of Consecration: April 18, 1980
  • Date of Election: 1980
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 7, 1980
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 1, 1980
  • Date of Elevation to Protopriest: 1978
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: March 12, 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 5, 1971
  • Name Day: March 21
  • Date of Birth: April 22, 1939
  • Full Name: Rostislav Filippovich Shvets
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Mefodii of Perm

His Eminence Mefodii

Metropolitan of Perm and Solikamsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Perm and Solikamsk (2010-)
  •    Metropolitan of Astanai and Alma-Ata (2003-2010)
  •    Metropolitan of Voronezh and Lipetsk (1988-2003)
  •    Archbishop of Voronezh and Lipetsk (1985-1988)
  •    Bishop of Voronezh and Lipetsk (1982-1985)
  •    Bishop of Irkutsk and Chitinsk (1980-1982)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: 1988
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 26, 1985
  • Date of Consecration: April 27, 1980
  • Date of Election: 1980
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 4, 1977
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 24, 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 7, 1974
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 5, 1974
  • Name Day: May 24
  • Date of Birth: February 16, 1949
  • Full Name: Nikolai Fedorovich Nemtsov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Sergii of Voronezh

His Eminence Sergii

Metropolitan of Voronezh and Borisogleb

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Voronezh and Borisogleb (2003-)
  •    Metropolitan of Solnechnogorsk (1999-2003)
  •    Archbishop of Solnechnogorsk (1988-1999)
  •    Bishop of Solnechnogorsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1983-1988)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 19, 1999
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: September 9, 1988
  • Date of Consecration: January 30, 1983
  • Date of Election: 1983
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1981
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1978
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: September 22, 1973
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 21, 1973
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 26, 1973
  • Name Day: October 8
  • Date of Birth: August 24, 1949
  • Full Name: Vitalii Pavlovich Fomin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Evsevii of Pskov

His Eminence Evsevii

Metropolitan of Pskov and Velikoluka

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Pskov and Velikoluka (2008-)
  •    Archbishop of Pskov and Velikoluka (1993-2008)
  •    Archbishop of Kuibyshev and Syzransk (1991-1993)
  •    Bishop of Kuibyshev and Syzransk (1990-1991)
  •    Bishop of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan (1984-1990)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1991
  • Date of Consecration: April 1, 1984
  • Date of Election: 1984
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: November 14, 1965
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 22, 1964
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: October 15, 1964
  • Name Day: October 17
  • Date of Birth: May 15, 1939
  • Full Name: Nikolai Afanas'evich Savvin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America

His Eminence Hilarion

Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York (2008-)
  •    Archbishop of Sydney and Australia (1996-2008)
  •    Bishop of Washington (1995-1996)
  •    Bishop of Manhattan (1984-1995)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: May 18, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: June 20, 1996
  • Date of Consecration: December 10, 1984
  • Date of Election: 1984
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 4, 1975
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 2, 1974
  • Name Day: November 3
  • Date of Birth: January 6, 1948
  • Full Name: Igor' Alexeevich Kapral
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Vladimir of Tashkent

His Eminence Vladimir

Metropolitan of Tashkent and Central Asia

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Tashkent and Central Asia (2002-)
  •    Archbishop of Tashkent and Central Asia (1991-2002)
  •    Bishop of Tashkent and Central Asia (1990-1991)
  •    Bishop of Podol'e, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1985-1990)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 25, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1991
  • Date of Consecration: June 30, 1985
  • Date of Election: 1985
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 1, 1979
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: February 4, 1966
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 1, 1965
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: July 27, 1965
  • Name Day: July 28
  • Date of Birth: February 1, 1940
  • Full Name: Vasilii Zakharovich Ikim
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Nikolai of Izhevsk

His Eminence Nikolai

Metropolitan of Izhevsk and Udmurtiya

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Izhevsk and Udmurtiya (2007-)
  •    Archbishop of Izhevsk and Udmurtiya (1993-2007)
  •    Archbishop of Vladivostok and Primore (1991-1993)
  •    Archbishop of Orekhovo-Zuevsk, Vicar of the Dicoese of Moscow (1987-1991)
  •    Bishop of Orekhovo-Zuevsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1987)
  •    Bishop of Zvenigorod (1985-1987)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1987
  • Date of Consecration: July 21, 1985
  • Date of Election: 1985
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1977
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: December 26, 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 11, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 21, 1954
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: November 13, 1954
  • Name Day: August 9
  • Date of Birth: May 22, 1927
  • Full Name: Nikolai Yakovlevich Shkrumko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Alexii of Tula

His Eminence Aleksii

Metropolitan of Tula and Belev

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Tula and Belev (2009-)
  •    Archbishop of Tula and Belev (2002-2009)
  •    Archbishop of Astanai and Alma-Ata (1999-2002)
  •    Archbishop of Alma-Ata and Semipalatinsk (1991-1999)
  •    Archbishop of Alma-Ata and Kazakhstan (1990-1991)
  •    Archbishop of Zaraisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1988-1990)
  •    Bishop of Zaraisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1988)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: April 20, 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: December 30, 1988
  • Date of Consecration: December 1, 1988
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 20, 1975
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: September 8, 1975
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 7, 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 22, 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: February 15, 1975
  • Name Day: October 18
  • Date of Birth: May 10, 1953
  • Full Name: Andrei Nikolaevich Kutepov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Ioannikii of Lugan

His Eminence Ioannikii

Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk (2007-)
  •    Metropolitan of Lugansk and Starobel'sk (2002-2007)
  •    Archbishop of Lugansk and Starobel'sk (1993-2002)
  •    Bishop of Lugansk and Starobel'sk (1991-1993)
  •    Bishop of Donetsk and Lugansk (1990-1991)
  •    Bishop of Slavyansk, Vicar of the Dicoese of Odessa (1988-1990)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: June 19, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: April 7, 1993
  • Date of Consecration: December 13, 1988
  • Date of Election: 1988
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1983
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: July 18, 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 7, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 24, 1964
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: November 16, 1964
  • Name Day: November 17
  • Date of Birth: February 7, 1938
  • Full Name: Ivan Yakovlevich Kobzev
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Alexander of Riga

His Eminence Alexander

Metropolitan of Riga and All Latvia

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Riga and All Latvia (2002-)
  •    Archbishop of Riga and All Latvia (1994-2002)
  •    Bishop of Riga and All Latvia (1990-1994)
  •    Bishop of Daugavpils, Vicar of the Dicoese of Riga (1989-1990)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 22, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1994
  • Date of Consecration: July 23, 1989
  • Date of Election: 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: July 11, 1989
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: July 10, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1985
  • Name Day: September 12
  • Date of Birth: October 3, 1939
  • Full Name: Alexander Ivanovich Kudryashov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Alexander of Kastanai

His Eminence Alexander

Metropolitan of Kastanai and Kazakhstan

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Kastanai and Kazakhstan (2010-)
  •    Archbishop of Kastanai and Kazakhstan (2010)
  •    Archbishop of Kostroma and Galicia (1994-2010)
  •    Bishop of Kostroma and Galicia (1989-1994)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: d
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 2, 1994
  • Date of Consecration: September 27, 1989
  • Date of Election: 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: September 24, 1989
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 21, 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Protopriest: 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 2, 1983
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 1, 1983
  • Name Day: September 12
  • Date of Birth: May 18, 1957
  • Full Name: Alexander Gennadievich Mogilev
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Nifont of Lutsk

His Eminence Nifont

Metropolitan of Lutsk and Volyna

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Lutsk and Volyna (2001-)
  •    Archbishop of Lutsk and Volyna (1993-2001)
  •    Bishop of Lutsk and Volyna (1992-1993)
  •    Bishop of Khmel'nitsy and Kamenets-Podol'e (1990-1992)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: April 11, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 28, 1993
  • Date of Consecration: March 31, 1990
  • Date of Election: March 20, 1990
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1988
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: February 26, 1977
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 15, 1974
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 20, 1974
  • Name Day: April 21
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1948
  • Full Name: Vasilii Andreevich Solodukha
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Kornilii of Tallinn

His Eminence Kornilii

Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: November 6, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1995
  • Date of Consecration: September 15, 1990
  • Date of Election: 1990
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 21, 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: February 8, 1948
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 19, 1945
  • Name Day: March 5
  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1924
  • Full Name: Vyacheslav Vasil'evich Jakobs
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Onufrii of Chernovitsa

His Eminence Onufrii

Metropolitan of Chernovitsa and Bukovina

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: November 22, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 28, 1994
  • Date of Consecration: December 9, 1990
  • Date of Election: 1990
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 15, 1986
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1980
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 29, 1972
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: June 20, 1971
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 18, 1971
  • Name Day: June 25
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1944
  • Full Name: Orest Vladimirovich Berezovskii
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Varsonofii of Saransk

His Eminence Varsonofii

Metropolitan of Saransk and Mordova

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 1, 2010
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 2001
  • Date of Consecration: February 8, 1991
  • Date of Election: 1991
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1982
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: November 26, 1978
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 27, 1978
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 30, 1978
  • Name Day: April 24
  • Date of Birth: June 3, 1955
  • Full Name: Anatolii Vladimirovich Sudakov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk

His Eminence Hilarion

Metropolitan of Donetsk and Mariupol

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Donetsk and Mariupol (2000-)
  •    Archbishop of Donetsk and Mariupol (1996-2000)
  •    Archbishop of Kherson and the Tavrides (1995-1996)
  •    Bishop of Kherson and the Tavrides (1992-1995)
  •    Bishop of Ivano-Frankovsk and Kolomysk (1991-1992)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: November 23, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1995
  • Date of Consecration: September 29, 1991
  • Date of Election: 1991
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 22, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1983
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1981
  • Name Day: November 3
  • Date of Birth: May 3, 1951
  • Full Name: Roman Vasil'evich Shukalo
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Antonii of Khmelnitsy

His Eminence Antonii

Metropolitan of Khmelnitsy and Starokonstantinov

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Khmelnitsy and Starokonstantinov (2007-)
  •    Archbishop of Khmel'nitsy and Starokonstantinov (2007)
  •    Archbishop of Pereyaslav and Khmel'nitsy, Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev (1999-2007)
  •    Bishop of Pereyaslav and Khmel'nitsy, Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev (1992-1999)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: May 31, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 28, 1999
  • Date of Consecration: July 27, 1992
  • Date of Election: 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1985
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: April 7, 1982
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 10, 1979
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 14, 1977
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 24, 1976
  • Name Day: July 23
  • Date of Birth: October 2, 1946
  • Full Name: Vasilii Ivanovich Fialko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Sofronii of Cherkassk

His Eminence Sofronii

Metropolitan of Cherkassk and Kanevsk

  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: September 24, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: November 23, 2000
  • Date of Consecration: August 9, 1992
  • Date of Election: 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1977
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 7, 1973
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 12, 1971
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 24, 1968
  • Name Day: April 12
  • Date of Birth: February 14, 1940
  • Full Name: Dmitrii Savvich Dmitruk
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Vissarion of Ovruchsk

His Eminence Vissarion

Metropolitan of Ovruchsk and Korostena

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Ovruchsk and Korostean (2010-)
  •    Archbishop of Ovruchsk and Korostena (2000-2010)
  •    Bishop of Ovruchsk and Korostena (1993-2000)
  •    Bishop of Kotorsena, Vicar of the Dicoese of Zhitomir (1992-1993)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: December 2010
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: November 23, 2000
  • Date of Consecration: August 24, 1992
  • Date of Election: 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: August 23, 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: March 30, 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: September 25, 1983
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 21, 1983
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 1, 1983
  • Name Day: June 19
  • Date of Birth: December 4, 1953
  • Full Name: Vasilii Alexandrovich Stretovich
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Pitirim of Nikolaevsk

His Eminence Pitirim

Metropolitan of Nikolaevsk and Voznesensk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Nikolaevsk and Voznesensk (2009-)
  •    Archbishop of Nikolaevsk and Voznesensk (2000-2009)
  •    Bishop of Nikolaevsk and Voznesensk (1993-2000)
  •    Bishop of Khmel'nitsy and Kamenets-Podol'e (1992-1993)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: July 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: November 23, 2000
  • Date of Consecration: August 26, 1992
  • Date of Election: 1992
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1986
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1969
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1969
  • Date of Birth: March 6, 1944
  • Full Name: Nikolai Petrovich Starinskii
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

His Eminence Hilarion

Metropolitan of Volokolamsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Metropolitan of Volokolamsk (2010-)
  •    Archbishop of Volokolamsk (2009-2010)
  •    Bishop of Volokolamsk, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' (2009)
  •    Bishop of Vienna and Austria (2003-2009)
  •    Bishop of Podol'e, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2002-2003)
  •    Bishop of Kerchensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Sourozh (2002)
  • Date of Elevation to Metropolitan: February 1, 2010
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: April 20, 2009
  • Date of Consecration: January 14, 2002
  • Date of Election: December 27, 2001
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 19, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: June 21, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: June 19, 1987
  • Name Day: June 19
  • Date of Birth: July 24, 1966
  • Full Name: Grigorii Valerievich Alfeyev
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Daniel of Tokyo

His Eminence Daniel

Archbishop of Tokyo,
Metropolitan of Japan

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Tokyo, Metropolitan of Japan (2000-)
  •    Bishop of Kyoto (1999-2000)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 2000
  • Date of Consecration: November 14, 1999
  • Date of Election: 1999
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: November 14, 1999
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 1972
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 1969
  • Name Day: September 12
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1938
  • Full Name: Ikio Nushiro
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Anatolii of Kerchensk

His Eminence Anatolii

Archbishop of Kerchensk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Sourozh

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Kerchensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Sourozh (2002-)
  •    Retired (2001-2002)
  •    Archbishop of Kerchensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Sourozh (1993-2001)
  •    Bishop of Kerchensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Sourozh (1990-1993)
  •    Bishop of Ufa and Sterlitamak (1979-1990)
  •    Bishop of Zvenigorod (1974-1979)
  •    Bishop of Vilnius and Lithuania (1972-1974)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 2, 1993
  • Date of Consecration: September 3, 1972
  • Date of Election: 1972
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1968
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1963
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: October 11, 1960
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 1, 1956
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: October 31, 1954
  • Name Day: May 6
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1930
  • Full Name: Evgenii Vlasovich Kuznetsov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Alypy of Chicago

His Eminence Alypy

Archbishop of Chicago and the Detroit Diocese

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Chicago and the Detroit Diocese (1994-)
  •    Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand (1994)
  •    Archbishop of Cleveland (1990-1994)
  •    Bishop of Cleveland, Vicar of the Diocese of Chicago and Detroit (1974-1990)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: July 12, 1990
  • Date of Consecration: July 12, 1974
  • Date of Election: 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1954
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1950
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 23, 1946
  • Name Day: August 30
  • Date of Birth: December 19, 1926
  • Full Name: Nikolai Mikhailovich Gamanovich
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Mark of Berlin

His Eminence Mark

Archbishop of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Berlin, Germay, and Great Britain
  •    Bishop of Berlin and Germany (1982-)
  •    Bishop of Munich and Southern Germany (1980-1982)
  • Date of Consecration: November 30, 1980
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1975
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1975
  • Name Day: March 18
  • Date of Birth: January 29, 1941
  • Full Name: Michael Arndt
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Longin of Klin

His Eminence Longin

Archbishop of Klin,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Klin, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1992-)
  •    Archbishop of Dusseldorf (1989-1992)
  •    Bishop of Dusseldorf (1981-1989)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1989
  • Date of Consecration: October 11, 1981
  • Date of Election: 1981
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 3, 1979
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 18, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 13, 1969
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 11, 1969
  • Name Day: October 29
  • Date of Birth: February 17, 1946
  • Full Name: Yurii Vladimirovich Talypin
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Antonii of the Urals

His Eminence Antonii

Archbishop of the Urals and Guriev

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of the Urals and Guriev (1997-)
  •    Bishop of the Urals and Guriev (1991-1997)
  •    No See (1990-1991)
  •    Bishop of Chernovitsy and Bukovina (1986-1990)
  •    Bishop of Pereyaslav and Khmel'nitsy, Vicar of the Dicoese of Kiev (1985-1986)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1997
  • Date of Consecration: October 13, 1985
  • Date of Election: 1985
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 13, 1970
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: October 12, 1969
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 27, 1969
  • Name Day: July 23
  • Date of Birth: September 29, 1940
  • Full Name: Vladimir Ivanovich Moskalenko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Feofan of Berlin

His Eminence Feofan

Archbishop of Berlin and Germany

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Berlin and Germany (1996-)
  •    Bishop of Berlin and Germany (1992-1996)
  •    Bishop of Berlin and Leipzig (1991-1992)
  •    Bishop of Kashira, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (1987-1991)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1996
  • Date of Consecration: January 11, 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: February 14, 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 17, 1977
  • Date of Ordinatin to the Diaconate: January 7, 1976
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 4, 1976
  • Name Day: October 24
  • Date of Birth: July 8, 1954
  • Full Name: Oleg Ivanovich Galinskii
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium

His Eminence Simon

Archbishop of Brussels and Belgium,
Locum tenens of the Hague and the Netherlands

  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1994
  • Date of Consecration: April 11, 1987
  • Date of Election: March 23, 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1982
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 19, 1975
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 17, 1975
  • Name Day: January 29
  • Date of Birth: December 7, 1951
  • Full Name: Vladimir Nikolaevich Ishunin
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Panteleimon of Rostov

His Eminence Panteleimon

Archbishop of Rostov and Novocherkassk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Archbishop of Rostov and Novocherkassk (1996-)
  •    Bishop of Rostov and Novocherkassk (1995-1996)
  •    Bishop of Arkhangelsk and Murmansk (1987-1995)
  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: 1996
  • Date of Consecration: May 17, 1987
  • Date of Election: May 12, 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1982
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 2, 1972
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 4, 1970
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 26, 1969
  • Name Day: August 9
  • Date of Birth: September 12, 1941
  • Full Name: Anatolii Ivanovich Dolganov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Archbishop Grigorii of Mozhaisk

His Eminence Grigorii

Archbishop of Mozhaisk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

  • Date of Elevation to Archbishop: February 25, 1997
  • Date of Consecration: September 13, 1987
  • Date of Election: 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1978
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: December 4, 1973
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 25, 1973
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 15, 1973
  • Name Day: March 25
  • Date of Birth: January 1, 1942
  • Full Name: Yurii Sergeevich Chirkov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

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