Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty

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Metropolitan Alexander was born on 18 May 1957 as Alexander Gennadiyevich Mogilev in Kirov, USSR, and was baptized with St. Alexander of the Neva as his patron. From 1977 to 1979 he studied at the Leningrad Theological Seminary, after which he returned to Kirov to serve as the secretary of Bishop [[Chrysanthus (Chepil) of Kirov and Sloboda]]. In 1983 he was ordained a deacon and a priest and in 1989 he was tonsured to the lesser scheme, gaining St. Alexander of Svir as his new patron.
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Metropolitan Alexander was born on [[May 18]], 1957 as Alexander Gennadiyevich Mogilev in Kirov, USSR, to a working class family, and was [[baptism|baptized]] in honor of St. [[Alexander Nevsky]]. He studied at Kirov secondary school № 14 from 1963 to 1974. He continued his education at the [[St. Petersburg Theological Academy|Leningrad Theological Seminary]] from 1977 to 1979 and then continued at the [[St. Petersburg Theological Academy|Leningrad Theological Academy]] from 1977 to 1980. After graduation he returned to Kirov to serve as the secretary to [[Bishop]] [[Chrysanthus (Chepil) of Kirov]] and Sloboda. On [[August 1]], 1983, he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[deacon]] and followed the next day a [[priest]] by Bp. Chrysanthus. In December 1983, he was appointed [[Ecclesiarch|sacristan]] and, in 1985, he was elevated to the rank of [[archpriest]]. From 1986 to 1989, he served as Secretary of the Diocesan Administration of Kirov.
  
In 1990 the future metropolitan completed his studies at the Moscow Theological Academy and began his duties as Bishop of Kostroma and Galich (having been consecrated the prior year in 1989). In 1994 Bishop Alexander was elevated to the rank of archbishop, whilst in March 2010 the Holy Synod elected him Archbishop of Astana and Almaty. When the Metropolia of Kazakhstan was organized in July 2010 Archbishop Alexander was elevated to the rank of metropolitan and head of the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan.
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On [[September 13]], 1989, Father Alexander was elected Bishop of Kostroma and Galich by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Russian Orthodox Church. On [[September 21]], Fr. Alexander was [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]] with the name Alexander, honoring St. Alexander of Svir. On [[September  24]], he was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]]. Then, on [[September 27]], he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Kostroma and Galich in the Epiphany Cathedral of Moscow in a service celebrated by Metropolitan [[Vladimir (Sabodan) of Kiev|Vladimir (Sabodan) of Rostov and Novocherkassk]], [[Chancellor]] of the Moscow Patriarchate.  
  
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In 1990, Bp. Alexander graduated from the Moscow Theological Academy with a degree in theology with a Thesis titled: "Martyr Nicodemus, Archbishop of Kostroma and Galich (1868-1938 gg.)". On [[February 25]], 1994, Bp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of [[archbishop]].
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On [[March 5]], 2010, Abp. Alexander was appointed Archbishop of Astana and Almaty in Kazakhstan by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. <ref>Journal of the Synod of number 5 on March 5, 2010.</ref>  On [[July 26]], 2010, the Holy Synod established the Metropolitan District of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the Metropolia of Kazakhstan under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Metropolitan]] of Astana and Almaty.<ref> Journal № 68</ref>  On [[July 28]], 2010, at the [[Divine Liturgy]] celebrated at [[Monastery of the Kiev Caves|Kiev-Pechersk Lavra]] by [[Patriarch]] [[Kyrill (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kirill]], Abp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. On [[October 20]], 2010, Metr. Alexander was elected to the Council of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan. On [[October 5]], 2011, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church named Metr. Alexander a permanent member of the Holy Synod.<ref>Journal № 99</ref>
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==Writings==
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*"Martyr Nicodemus: Life Devoted to God and people" (Kostroma, 2001);
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*"The miraculous icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore" (Kostroma, 2003);
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*"Priest Fr Joseph Smirnov (1864-1918)" (Kostroma, 2003);
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*"Reverend Timon, the elder Nadeevsky" (Kostroma, 2004);
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*"Background of the Kostroma diocese" (Kostroma, 2004);
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*"Kostroma Protectress. Miraculous Icon of Smolensk, a fresco of Our Lady "(Kostroma, 2005)
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*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/38333.html Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty]  In Russian
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*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/38333.html Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan] (Moscow Patriarchate)
 
*[http://www.patriarchia.ru/db/text/38333.html Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan] (Moscow Patriarchate)
  
 
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His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty is the ruling bishop of the Eparchy of Astana and Almaty of the Russian Orthodox Church and First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan.

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Life

Metropolitan Alexander was born on May 18, 1957 as Alexander Gennadiyevich Mogilev in Kirov, USSR, to a working class family, and was baptized in honor of St. Alexander Nevsky. He studied at Kirov secondary school № 14 from 1963 to 1974. He continued his education at the Leningrad Theological Seminary from 1977 to 1979 and then continued at the Leningrad Theological Academy from 1977 to 1980. After graduation he returned to Kirov to serve as the secretary to Bishop Chrysanthus (Chepil) of Kirov and Sloboda. On August 1, 1983, he was ordained a deacon and followed the next day a priest by Bp. Chrysanthus. In December 1983, he was appointed sacristan and, in 1985, he was elevated to the rank of archpriest. From 1986 to 1989, he served as Secretary of the Diocesan Administration of Kirov.

On September 13, 1989, Father Alexander was elected Bishop of Kostroma and Galich by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. On September 21, Fr. Alexander was tonsured a monk with the name Alexander, honoring St. Alexander of Svir. On September 24, he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite. Then, on September 27, he was consecrated Bishop of Kostroma and Galich in the Epiphany Cathedral of Moscow in a service celebrated by Metropolitan Vladimir (Sabodan) of Rostov and Novocherkassk, Chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate.

In 1990, Bp. Alexander graduated from the Moscow Theological Academy with a degree in theology with a Thesis titled: "Martyr Nicodemus, Archbishop of Kostroma and Galich (1868-1938 gg.)". On February 25, 1994, Bp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of archbishop.

On March 5, 2010, Abp. Alexander was appointed Archbishop of Astana and Almaty in Kazakhstan by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church. [1] On July 26, 2010, the Holy Synod established the Metropolitan District of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the Metropolia of Kazakhstan under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan of Astana and Almaty.[2] On July 28, 2010, at the Divine Liturgy celebrated at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra by Patriarch Kirill, Abp. Alexander was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan. On October 20, 2010, Metr. Alexander was elected to the Council of People's Assembly of Kazakhstan. On October 5, 2011, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church named Metr. Alexander a permanent member of the Holy Synod.[3]

Writings

  • "Martyr Nicodemus: Life Devoted to God and people" (Kostroma, 2001);
  • "The miraculous icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore" (Kostroma, 2003);
  • "Priest Fr Joseph Smirnov (1864-1918)" (Kostroma, 2003);
  • "Reverend Timon, the elder Nadeevsky" (Kostroma, 2004);
  • "Background of the Kostroma diocese" (Kostroma, 2004);
  • "Kostroma Protectress. Miraculous Icon of Smolensk, a fresco of Our Lady "(Kostroma, 2005)

References

  1. Journal of the Synod of number 5 on March 5, 2010.
  2. Journal № 68
  3. Journal № 99
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Alexander (Mogilev) of Astana and Almaty
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Bishop of Kostroma and Galich
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Metropolitan of Astana and Almaty
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