Agapit (Gorachek) of Stuttgart

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[[Image:Bishop_Agapit.jpg|right|frame|His Grace, Bishop Agapit (Gorachek) of Stuttgart fixing a computer]]His Grace '''Bishop Agapit (Gorachek)''' is bishop of Stuttgart, Germany, [[auxiliary bishop|vicar]] for the administration of the diocese of Germany of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]].
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His Grace '''Bishop Agapit (Gorachek)''' is bishop of Stuttgart, Germany, [[auxiliary bishop|vicar]] for the administration of the diocese of Germany of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]].
  
== Life ==
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==Life==
 
The future bishop was born in Germany on [[September 29]], 1955, of the Czech nationality. He completed his schooling in Franfurt-am-Main and then studied at the department of architecture in Darmstadt. In 1979 he entered the brotherhood of St Job of Pochaev in Munchen. He was [[tonsure]]d a monk on [[March 29]], 1983. On [[December 25]], 1983 he was ordained [[hierodeacon]] and on [[April 8]], 1991 hieromonk. In 1995 he was elevated to the rank of [[abbot]].
 
The future bishop was born in Germany on [[September 29]], 1955, of the Czech nationality. He completed his schooling in Franfurt-am-Main and then studied at the department of architecture in Darmstadt. In 1979 he entered the brotherhood of St Job of Pochaev in Munchen. He was [[tonsure]]d a monk on [[March 29]], 1983. On [[December 25]], 1983 he was ordained [[hierodeacon]] and on [[April 8]], 1991 hieromonk. In 1995 he was elevated to the rank of [[abbot]].
  
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* [http://www.synod.com/synod/rocor/bio_bpagapit.html Homily pronounced by Vladika Agapit at his consecration]
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*[http://www.synod.com/synod/rocor/bio_bpagapit.html Homily pronounced by Vladika Agapit at his consecration] (Russian)
  
 
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His Grace Bishop Agapit (Gorachek) is bishop of Stuttgart, Germany, vicar for the administration of the diocese of Germany of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

Life

The future bishop was born in Germany on September 29, 1955, of the Czech nationality. He completed his schooling in Franfurt-am-Main and then studied at the department of architecture in Darmstadt. In 1979 he entered the brotherhood of St Job of Pochaev in Munchen. He was tonsured a monk on March 29, 1983. On December 25, 1983 he was ordained hierodeacon and on April 8, 1991 hieromonk. In 1995 he was elevated to the rank of abbot.

In October 2000, the Synod of Bishops approved the consecration of Abbot Agapit to the episcopate. The consecration took place on April 30, 2001 at the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia cathedral in Munchen, Germany. The consecration was performed by Archbishop Laurus of Syracuse and Holy Trinity, Archbishop Mark of Berlin, Germany and Great Britain, Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney, Bishop Evtikhy of Ishim and Siberia, and Bishop Ambrose of Geneva.

Besides his duties as vicar of the German diocese, Bishop Agapit served as vicar to Bishop Ambrose for the administrator for ROCOR parishes in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg until 2006.

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Agapit (Gorachek) of Stuttgart
Preceded by:
Mark (Arndt)
Bishop of Stuttgart (ROCOR)
2001-present
Succeeded by:
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