Current Hierarchs of the Patriarchate of Moscow

(in order of seniority)

 

Bishop Gabriel of Montreal

His Grace Gabriel

Bishop of Montreal and Canada

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Montreal and Canada (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Manhattan (1996-2008)
  •    Bishop of Brisbane, Vicar of the Diocese of Sydney and Australia-New Zealand (1996)
  • Date of Consecration: July 7, 1996
  • Date of Election: 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1996
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1996
  • Date of Birth: June 2, 1961
  • Full Name: Georgii L'vovich Chemodakov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Michael of Geneva

His Grace Michael

Bishop of Geneva and Western Europe

  • Date of Consecration: July 12, 1996
  • Date of Election: May 1996
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1981
  • Name Day: November 21
  • Date of Birth: March 29, 1943
  • Full Name: Simeon Vasil'evich Donskov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Iov of Kashira

His Grace Iov

Bishop of Kashira,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow,
Administrator of the Parishes in Canada

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Kashira, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2005-)
  •    Bishop of Suma and Akhtyra (1999-2005)
  •    Bishop of Kherson and the Tavrides (1997-1999)
  • Date of Consecration: June 22, 1997
  • Date of Election: 1997
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 13, 1997
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 17, 1997
  • Date of Elevation to Protopriest: 1995
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 27, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 25, 1991
  • Name Day: September 10
  • Date of Birth: February 19, 1964
  • Full Name: Viktor Fedorovich Smakouz
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Iosif of Ivanovo-Voznesensk

His Grace Iosif

Bishop of Ivanovo-Voznesensk and Kineshema

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Ivanovo-Voznesensk and Kineshema (2006-)
  •    Bishop of Shatsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Ryazan (1998-2006)
  • Date of Consecration: September 8, 1998
  • Date of Election: 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: August 18, 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: February 23, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 28, 1991
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 1, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 28, 1991
  • Date of Birth: September 11, 1964
  • Full Name: Nikolai Viktorovich Makedonov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Anatolii of Kagula

His Grace Anatolii

Bishop of Kagula and Komratsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Kagula and Komratsk (1999-)
  •    Bishop of Kagula and Kaushansk (1998-1999)
  • Date of Consecration: September 12, 1998
  • Date of Election: 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: August 30, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 28, 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Protopriest: 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: March 31, 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 3, 1974
  • Date of Birth: May 3, 1950
  • Full Name: Georgii Fomich Botnar'
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Agapit of Severodonetsk

His Grace Agapit

Bishop of Severodonetsk and Starobelsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Severodonetsk and Starobelsk (2007-)
  •    Bishop of Mukachev and Uzhgorod (2000-2007)
  •    Bishop of Khust and Vinogradov (1998-2000)
  • Date of Consecration: November 22, 1998
  • Date of Election: November 5, 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1990
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1985
  • Date of Birth: March 6, 1965
  • Name Day: June 14
  • Full Name: Ivan Vasil'evich Bevtsik
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Alexander of Baku

His Grace Alexander

Bishop of Baku and the Caspian

  • Date of Consecration: January 14, 1999
  • Date of Election: 1999
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: December 19, 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1975
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1975
  • Date of Birth: June 13, 1952
  • Name Day: December 6
  • Full Name: Alexander Gennad'evich Ishchein
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Iosif of Birobidzhan

His Grace Iosif

Bishop of Birobidzhan and Kuldursk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Birobidzhan and Kuldursk (2002-)
  •    Bishop of Uglich, Vicar of the Diocese of Yaroslav (1999-2002)
  • Date of Consecration: January 31, 1999
  • Date of Election: December 28, 1998
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 22, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 7, 1982
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 9, 1979
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 5, 1979
  • Date of Birth: January 31, 1954
  • Full Name: Igor' Anatol'evich Balabanov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Tikhon of Vidnovsk

His Grace Tikhon

Bishop of Vidnovsk

  • Date of Consecration: August 10, 1999
  • Date of Election: 1999
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1990
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1990
  • Name Day: October 9
  • Date of Birth: February 14, 1956
  • Full Name: Nikolai Vladimirovich Nedosekin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Seraphim of Sendai

His Grace Seraphim

Bishop of Sendai

  • Date of Consecration: January 15, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: January 9, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: September 6, 1999
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 20, 1999
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 18, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 5, 1989
  • Name Day: January 15
  • Date of Birth: March 23, 1951
  • Full Name: Noboru Tsudzie
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Evstafii of Chitinsk

His Grace Evstafii

Bishop of Chitinsk and Zabaikal

  • Date of Consecration: January 30, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: Apriil 24, 1994
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1984
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: March 27, 1982
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 4, 1981
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 4, 1980
  • Name Day: October 3
  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1951
  • Full Name: Evgenii Vladimirovich Evdokimov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Merkurii of Zaraisk

His Grace Merkurii

Bishop of Zaraisk,
Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus'

  • Date of Consecration: February 6, 2000
  • Date of Election: 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: January 9, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: November 17, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 6, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 15, 1989
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 12, 1988
  • Name Day: December 7
  • Date of Birth: January 21, 1964
  • Full Name: Igor' Vladimirovich Ivanov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Panteleimon of Umansk

His Grace Panteleimon

Bishop of Umansk and Zvenigorod

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Umansk and Zvenigorod (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Alexandriya (2007-2008)
  •    Bishop of Severodonetsk and Starobel'sk (2007)
  •    Bishop of Shargorod, Vicar of the Diocese of Vinnitsy and Mogilev-Podol'e (2005-2007)
  •    Bishop of Vasil'kovsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev (2000-2005)
  • Date of Consecration: December 24, 2000
  • Date of Election: 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 13, 1996
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: March 29, 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 28, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 9, 1986
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 5, 1986
  • Date of Birth: d
  • Full Name: Viktor Romanovich Bashchuk
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Sofronii of Mogilev

His Grace Sofronii

Bishop of Mogilev and Mstislav

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Mogilev and Mstislav (2002-)
  •    Bishop of Brest and Kobrinsk (2001-2002)
  • Date of Consecration: February 4, 2001
  • Date of Election: 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1994
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 20, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 21, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 9, 1987
  • Name Day: April 12
  • Date of Birth: April 11, 1951
  • Full Name: Stepan Petrovich Yushchuk
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Agapit of Stuttgart

His Grace Agapit

Bishop of Stuttgart

  • Date of Consecration: May 1, 2001
  • Date of Election: 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1995
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 8, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 25, 1983
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 29, 1983
  • Date of Birth: September 29, 1955
  • Full Name: Agapit Gorachek
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Seraphim of the Baltics

His Grace Seraphim

Bishop of the Baltics,
Vicar of the Diocese of Kaliningrad

  • Date of Consecration: May 19, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 18, 2001
  • Date of Election: April 3, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1997
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 9, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 10, 1991
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 6, 1990
  • Name Day: January 15
  • Date of Birth: December 29, 1961
  • Full Name: Vladimir Setrakovich Melkonyan
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Alexander of Dmitrov

His Grace Aleksandr

Bishop of Dmitrov

  • Date of Consecration: September 2, 2001
  • Date of Election: 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 21, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: March 9, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 5, 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: June 2, 1974
  • Name Day: December 6
  • Date of Birth: May 13, 1953
  • Full Name: Vasilii Alexandrovich Agrikov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Daniiel of Arkhangelsk

His Grace Daniil

Bishop of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogorsk

  • Hierarhical Sees
  •    Bishop of Arkhangelsk and Kholmogrosk (2010-)
  •    Bishop of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the Kuriles (2001-2010)
  • Date of Consecration: November 11, 2001
  • Date of Election: 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 29, 1989
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: March 26, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 28, 1986
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 3, 1985
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: June 20, 1985
  • Name Day: September 12
  • Date of Birth: December 27, 1960
  • Full Name: Alexander Girgor'evich Dorovskikh
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Maksim of Barnaul

His Grace Maksim

Bishop of Barnaul and Altai

  • Date of Consecration: January 20, 2002
  • Date of Election: January 17, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 30, 2001
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: October 6, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: March 12, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: May 19, 1988
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 24, 1988
  • Name Day: February 3
  • Date of Birth: February 23, 1961
  • Full Name: Vasilii Mikhailovich Dmitriev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Ioann of Brest

His Grace Ioann

Bishop of Brest and Kobrinsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Brest and Kobrinsk (2002-)
  •    Bishop of Borisov, Vicar of the Diocese of Minsk (2002)
  • Date of Consecration: March 31, 2002
  • Date of Election: 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 4, 1995
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: Pascha 1995
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 20, 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 3, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 15, 1992
  • Name Day: December 17
  • Date of Birth: March 25, 1963
  • Full Name: Lev Danilovich Khoma
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Irinarkh of Krasnogorsk

His Grace Irinarkh

Bishop of Krasnogorsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Krasnogorsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2010-)
  •    Bishop of Perm and Solikamsk (2002-2010)
  • Date of Consecration: April 14, 2002
  • Date of Election: 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: March 16, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 15, 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 13, 1985
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 3, 1985
  • Name Day: January 26
  • Date of Birth: November 23, 1951
  • Full Name: Vladimir Kuz'mich Grezin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Feofilakt of Bryansk

His Grace Feofilakt

Bishop of Bryansk and Sevsk

  • Date of Consecration: April 20, 2002
  • Date of Election: March 13, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 28, 1995
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: December 4, 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 28, 1983
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 28, 1983
  • Name Day: March 21
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1949
  • Full Name: Nikolai Alexeyevich Moiseyev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Feodosii of Tambov

His Grace Feodosii

Bishop of Tambov and Michurinsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Tambov and Michurinsk (2002-)
  •    Bishop of Vetluzhsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Nizhegorod and Arzamass (2002)
  • Date of Consecration: April 21, 2002
  • Date of Election: March 12, 2002
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: May 22, 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 12, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 28, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 22, 1987
  • Name Day: May 16
  • Date of Birth: January 26, 1961
  • Full Name: Sergei Ivanovich Vasnev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Peter of Cleveland

His Grace Peter

Bishop of Cleveland

  • Date of Consecration: July 12, 2003
  • Date of Election: 2003
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 25, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1988
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1988
  • Date of Birth: August 9, 1948
  • Full Name: Pavel Andreevich Luk'yanov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Veniamin of Penzensk

His Grace Veniamin

Bishop of Penzensk and Kuznetsy

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Penzensk and Kuznetsy (2010-)
  •    Bishop of Luberetsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2003-2010)
  • Date of Consecration: August 14, 2003
  • Date of Election: 2003
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 6, 1987
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: March 25, 1982
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: May 27, 1977
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 6, 1975
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 30, 1975
  • Name Day: October 26
  • Date of Birth: September 12, 1953
  • Full Name: Vladimir Nikolaevich Zaritskii
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Longin of Saratov

His Grace Longin

Bishop of Saratov and Vol'sk

  • Date of Consecration: August 19, 2003
  • Date of Election: 2003
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 15, 2000
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: May 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 7, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 29, 1986
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: July 21, 1986
  • Name Day: October 29
  • Date of Birth: July 31, 1961
  • Full Name: Vladimir Sergeevich Korchagin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Savvatii of Alatyrsk

His Grace Savvatii

Bishop of Ulan-Ude and Buryatia

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Ulan-Ude and Buryatia (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Alatyrsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Cheboksary (2005-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: January 30, 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1996
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: July 30, 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: October 22, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 27, 1989
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 20, 1989
  • Name Day: August 21
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1968
  • Full Name: Sergei Gennad'evich Antonov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Stefan of Turov

His Grace Stefan

Bishop of Turov and Mozyrsk

  • Date of Consecration: January 30, 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: October 14, 1997
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: January 13, 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 3, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 14, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 4, 1987
  • Name Day: January 9
  • Date of Birth: January 3, 1966
  • Full Name: Anatolii Vladimirovich Neshcheret
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Amvrosii of Gatchinsk

His Grace Amvrosii

Bishop of Gatchinsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Gatchinsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Bronnitsy, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2006-2008)
  •    Bishop of Propop'ev, Vicar of the Diocese of Kemerovo (2005-2006)
  • Date of Consecration: March 26, 2005
  • Date of Election: 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 28, 2004
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: June 3, 2004
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: October 8, 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: May 29, 1994
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 7, 1994
  • Name Day: October 23
  • Date of Birth: June 15, 1970
  • Full Name: Vitalii Anatol'evich Ermakov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Tikhon of Yeisk

His Grace Tikhon

Bishop of Maikop and Adygei

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Maikop and Adygei (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Yeisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Ekaterinodar (2005-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: April 3, 2005
  • Date of Election: 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 30, 2004
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 4, 1990
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 19, 1989
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: August 28, 1989
  • Name Day: April 7
  • Date of Birth: December 1, 1968
  • Full Name: Vladimir Ivanovich Lobkovskii
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Pankratii of Troitsky

His Grace Pankratii

Bishop of Troitsky,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

  • Date of Consecration: June 2, 2005
  • Date of Election: 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: May 4, 1990
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: July 17, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 8, 1988
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 18, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: July 3, 1987
  • Name Day: September 10
  • Date of Birth: July 21, 1955
  • Full Name: Vladislav Petrovich Zherdev
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Ignatii of Bronnitsy

His Grace Ignatii

Bishop of Bronnitsy,
Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus'

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Bronnitsy, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Vyazemsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Smolensk and Kaliningrad (2005-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: July 7, 2005
  • Date of Election: 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: May 2, 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: Pascha 2003
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: April 7, 1999
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 7, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 23, 1998
  • Name Day: February 11
  • Date of Birth: April 17, 1973
  • Full Name: Igor' Ivanovich Punin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Petr of Ungensk

His Grace Petr

Bishop of Ungensk and Nisporensk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Ungensk and Nisporensk (2010-)
  •    Bishop of Khynkovsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Kishinev (2007-2010)
  •    Bishop of Ungensk and Nisporensk (2006-2007)
  •    Bishop of Nisporensk, Vicar of the Diocese of Kishinev (2005-2006)
  • Date of Consecration: November 13, 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 12, 2005
  • Date of Election: October 6, 2005
  • Name Day: July 12
  • Date of Birth: October 29, 1967
  • Full Name: Petr Mustyatse
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Arsenii of Svyatogorsk

His Grace Arsenii

Bishop of Svyatogorsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Gorlov

  • Date of Consecration: December 5, 2005
  • Date of Election: November 10, 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: Pascha 1995
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: January 20, 1995
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: August 21, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 25, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 1992
  • Name Day: May 21
  • Date of Birth: June 21, 1968
  • Full Name: Igor' Fedorovich Yakovenko
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Meletii of Khotinsk

His Grace Meletii

Bishop of Khotinsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Chernovitsy

  • Date of Consecration: July 30, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 24, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 6, 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 19, 1986
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 3, 1986
  • Name Day: June 6
  • Date of Birth: July 17, 1962
  • Full Name: Valentin Vladimirovich Egorenko
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Roman of Serpukhov

His Grace Roman

Bishop of Serpukhov

  • Date of Consecration: August 10, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: January 6, 1988
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: April 7, 1985
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: December 20, 1981
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 19, 1981
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: Decmeber 17, 1981
  • Name Day: August 11
  • Date of Birth: February 3, 1957
  • Full Name: Gennadii Mikhailovich Gavrilov
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Alexander of Daugavpils

His Grace Alexander

Bishop of Daugavpils,
Vicar of the Diocese of Riga

  • Date of Consecration: August 19, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: July 21, 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: Pascha 2001
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: September 6, 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 22, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 20, 1997
  • Date of Birth: September 6, 1973
  • Full Name: Sergei Igorevich Matrenin
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  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Aleksii of Belgorod

His Grace Aleksii

Bishop of Belgorod and Dnestrov

  • Date of Consecration: August 19, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 7, 1995
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 7, 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 3, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 20, 1992
  • Name Day: February 25
  • Date of Birth: September 27, 1972
  • Full Name: Sergei Alexandrovich Grokha
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Aristarkh of Kemerovo

His Grace Aristarkh

Bishop of Kemerovo and Kuznetsk

  • Date of Consecration: August 20, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: July 21, 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: Pascha 2000
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 19, 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 7, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 27, 1998
  • Name Day: April 28
  • Date of Birth: January 17, 1959
  • Full Name: Vadim Anatol'evich Smirnov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Feofilakt of Smolensk

His Grace Feofilakt

Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazemsk (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Bronnitsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2008-2009)
  •    Bishop of Magnitogorsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Chelyabinsk (2006-2008)
  • Date of Consecration: September 24, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: April 2001
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 5, 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 23, 1994
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 5, 1994
  • Name Day: March 21
  • Date of Birth: August 27, 1974
  • Full Name: Denis Anatol'evich Kur'yanov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Markell of Petergof

His Grace Markell

Bishop of Petergof,
Vicar of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg

  • Date of Consecration: September 27, 2006
  • Date of Election: 2006
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1973
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1973
  • Name Day: June 20
  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1952
  • Full Name: German Gennad'evich Vetrov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Mitrofan of Gorlov

His Grace Mitrofan

Bishop of Gorlov and Slavyansk

  • Date of Consecration: January 28, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: May 18, 1997
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 23, 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: November 21, 1994
  • Name Day: August 20
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1976
  • Full Name: Andrei Viktorovich Nikitin
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Varnava of Makeevsk

His Grace Varnava

Bishop of Makeevsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Donetsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Makeevsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Donetsk (2007-)
  •    Bishop of Berdyansk and Primore (2007)
  •    Bishop of Makeevsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Donetsk (2007)
  • Date of Consecration: February 11, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: August 31, 1997
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: October 11, 1996
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 5, 1995
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1991
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 22, 1976
  • Name Day: January 17
  • Date of Birth: April 21, 1953
  • Full Name: Stanislav (Vyacheslav) Yur'evich Filatov)
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Sergii of Solnechnogorsk

His Grace Sergii

Bishop of Solnechnogorsk,
Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus'

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Solnechnogorsk, Vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Ussuriisk, Vicar of the Diocese of Vladivostok (2007-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: February 15, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 2005
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 2000
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: February 17, 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 7, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 16, 1993
  • Name Day: October 8
  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1974
  • Full Name: Nikolai Nikolaevich Chashin
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Markell of Beltsy

His Grace Markell

Bishop of Beltsy and Falesht

  • Date of Consecration: March 11, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Name Day: January 11
  • Date of Birth: August 18, 1959
  • Full Name: Markell Micheescu
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Elisei of Berdyansk

His Grace Elisei

Bishop of Berdyansk and Primore

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishpo of Berdyansk and Primore (2007-)
  •    Bishop of Amvrosiev, Vicar of the Diocese of Donetsk (2007)
  • Date of Consecration: March 31, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 2004
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 4, 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: June 3, 1996
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: June 27, 1996
  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1973
  • Full Name: Oleg Alexandrovich Ivanov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Seraphim of Bobruisk

His Grace Seraphim

Bishop of Bobruisk and Bykhov

  • Date of Consecration: April 22, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 1, 2007
  • Date of Election: March 27, 2007
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: December 14, 2003
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: October 24, 2003
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 10, 2003
  • Name Day: January 15
  • Date of Birth: September 5, 1973
  • Full Name: Alexei Dmitrievich Belonozhko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Nikodim of Vladimir-Volyna

His Grace Nikodim

Bishop of Vladimir-Volyna and Kovel'sk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Vladimir-Volyna and Kovelsk (?-)
  •    Bishop of Shepetov and Slavutsk (2007-?)
  • Date of Consecration: June 4, 2007
  • Date of Election: May 31, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: September 24, 2003
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: May 19, 2002
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 2, 2002
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 3, 2001
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 14, 1996
  • Date of Birth: Februar 26, 1972
  • Full Name: Viktor Vasil'evich Gorenko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Irinei of Nezhinsk

His Grace Irinei

Bishop of Nezhinsk and Priluksk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Nezhinsk and Priluksk (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Nezhinsk and Baturinsk (2007-2008)
  • Date of Consecration: June 10, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: November 30, 1986
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 6, 1985
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: February 26, 1985
  • Date of Birth: June 11, 1963
  • Full Name: Valentin Anatol'evich Semko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Vladimir of Shepetov

His Grace Vladimir

Bishop of Shepetov and Slavutsk

  • Date of Consecration: June 11, 2007
  • Date of Election: June 10, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 2003
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1999
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1992
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1992
  • Name Day: February 7
  • Date of Birth: November 26, 1968
  • Full Name: Konstantin Pavlovich Mel'nik
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Hilarion of Makarovsk

His Grace Hilarion

Bishop of Makarovsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Makarovsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Kherson and the Tavrides (2008)
  •    Bishop of Suma and Akhtyra (2007-2008)
  •    Bishop of Severodonetsk and Starobel'sk (2007)
  • Date of Consecration: July 29, 2007
  • Date of Election: July 27, 007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: November 21, 2003
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 2001
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 2000
  • Name Day: July 25
  • Date of Birth: April 18, 1969
  • Full Name: Eduard Stepanovich Shishkovskii
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Panteleimon of Ivano-Frankivsk

His Grace Panteleimon

Bishop of Ivano-Frankivsk and Kolomiysk

  • Date of Consecration: October 19, 2007
  • Date of Election: October 18, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1999
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: July 9, 1997
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 20, 1997
  • Daet of Ordination to the Priesthood: November 9, 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 21, 1996
  • Name Day: August 9
  • Date of Birth: May 11, 1967
  • Full Name: Mikhail Vasil'evich Lugovoi
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Seraphim of Yagotinsk

His Grace Seraphim

Bishop of Yagotinsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev

  • Date of Consecration: November 16, 2007
  • Date of Election: 2007
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: January 15, 1979
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 7, 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 4, 1976
  • Name Day: January 15
  • Date of Birth: July 9, 1953
  • Full Name: Vladimir Vasil'evich Dem'yanov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Evlogii of Suma

His Grace Evlogii

Bishop of Suma and Akhtyra

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Suma and Akhtyra (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Kremenchug and Lubensk (2008)
  •    Bishop of Kremenchug and Khorol'sk (2007-2008)
  • Date of Consecration: November 25, 2007
  • Date of Election: November 14, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: December 13, 1995
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: October 22, 1994
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 19, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: October 27, 1991
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: October 20, 1991
  • Name Day: September 7
  • date of Birth: March 21, 1967
  • Full Name: Evgenii Anatol'evich Gutchenko
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Ioasaf of Kirovograd

His Grace Ioasaf

Bishop of Kirovograd and Novomirgorod

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Kirovograd and Novomirgorod (2011-)
  •    Bishop of Novokahovsk and Genichesk (2009-2011)
  •    Bishop of Novokakhovsk and Berislavsk (2007-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: December 16, 2007
  • Date of Election: December 14, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 8, 2000
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: Pascha 1999
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 27, 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: July 28, 1995
  • Name Day: September 17
  • Date of Birth: April 8, 1961
  • Full Name: Petr Ivanovich Guben'
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Leonid of Rechitsa

His Grace Leonid

Bishop of Rechitsa

  • Date of Consecration: February 12, 2008
  • Date of Election: December 27, 2007
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: June 14, 1996
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: September 1, 1992
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: July 12, 1987
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: March 20, 1987
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 8, 1987
  • Name Day: July 30
  • Date of Birth: September 2, 1960
  • Full Name: Feodosii Mitrofanovich Fil'
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Nikodim of Anadyrsk

His Grace Nikodim

Bishop of Anadyrsk and Chukotka

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Andyrsk and Chukotka (2009-)
  •    Bishop of Shatursk, Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow (2008-2009)
  • Date of Consecration: March 23, 2008
  • Date of Election: March 22, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: March 9, 2008
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 18, 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: January 7, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 24, 1997
  • Name Day: January 8
  • Date of Birth: December 30, 1969
  • Full Name: Yurii Valer'evich Chibisov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Antonii of Umansk

His Grace Antonii

Bishop of Alexandriya and Svetlovodsk

  • Hierarchical Sees
  •    Bishop of Alexandriya and Svetlovodsk (2008-)
  •    Bishop of Umansk and Zvenigorod (2008)
  • Date of Consecration: May 18, 2008
  • Date of Election: May 8, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: January 7, 2000
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: August 29, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: December 24, 1990
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: December 10, 1990
  • Date of Birth: March 30, 1968
  • Full Name: Alexander Anatol'evich Borovik
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Ieronim of Orlov

His Grace Ieronim

Bishop of Orlov and Livensk

  • Date of Consecration: June 2, 2008
  • Date of Election: April 15, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 2003
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1990
  • Name Day: June 28
  • Date of Birth: July 12, 1966
  • Full Name: Igor' Anatol'evich Chernyshov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Feodosii of Seattle

His Grace Feodosii

Bishop of Seattle,
Vicar of the Diocese of San Francisco

  • Date of Consecration: September 7, 2008
  • Date of Election: June 23, 2008
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Alexander of Gorodnitsk

His Grace Alexander

Bishop of Gorodnitsk,
Vicar of the Diocese of Kiev

  • Date of Consecration: November 16, 2008
  • Date of Election: November 11, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 1986
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 1981
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1976
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: September 1, 1974
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 27, 1973
  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1950
  • Full Name: Vasilii Konstantinovich Nesterchuk
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Tikhon of Podol'e

His Grace Tikhon

Bishop of Podol'e,
Vicar of the Diocese of Moscow

  • Date of Consecration: April 26, 2009
  • Date of Election: April 25, 2009
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: January 6, 1996
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 7, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: March 25, 1993
  • Date of Birth: April 13, 1967
  • Full Name: Alexander Viktorovich Zaitsev
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Tikhon of Kremenchug

His Grace Tikhon

Bishop of Kremenchug and Lubensk

  • Date of Consecration: November 29, 2009
  • Date of Election: November 24, 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: January 11, 2009
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: 1992
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: May 19, 1992
  • Name Day: October 9
  • Date of Birth: July 9, 1968
  • Full Name: Nikolai Viktorovich Zhilyakov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Alipii of Dzhankoisk

His Grace Alipii

Bishop of Dzhankoisk and Razdol'nensk

  • Date of Consecration: February 14, 2010
  • Date of Election: September 9, 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: 2009
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: 2006
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: October 3, 1993
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: September 26, 1993
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: September 11, 1993
  • Name Day: August 30
  • Date of Birth: October 27, 1971
  • Full Name: Anatolii Vasil'evich Kozolii
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Filaret of Drogobychsk

His Grace Filaret

Bishop of Drogobychsk

  • Date of Consecration: January 2, 2011
  • Date of Election: December 23, 2010
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: 1996
  • Full Name: Sergei Ivanovich Kucherov
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters
Bishop Feodosii of Brovarsk

His Grace Feodosii

Bishop of Brovarsk,
Vicar of Diocese of Kiev

  • Date of Consecration: January 6, 2011
  • Date of Election: December 23, 2010
  • Date of Elevation to Archimandrite: April 28, 2008
  • Date of Elevation to Hegumen: April 5, 2004
  • Date of Ordination to the Priesthood: June 20, 1998
  • Date of Ordination to the Diaconate: April 21, 1998
  • Date of Monastic Tonsure: April 2, 1998
  • Name Day: May 16
  • Date of Birth: August 31, 1974
  • Full Name: Denis Leonidovich Snigirev
  •  
  • Biography
  • Encyclicals and Pastoral Letters

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