Alexander (Semenoff-Tian-Chansky) of Zila

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His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop '''Alexander (Semenoff-Tian-Chansky) of Zila''' was an [[titular bishop]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] serving in the [[Russian Orthodox Exarchate in Western Europe]].
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Bp. Alexander was born on [[October 7]], 1890, in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He studied letters at the University of St. Petersburg. In 1921, he left his country for France, where he remained from 1925. At the age of 47 he started studying theology. 
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In 1953, he was ordained [[deacon]] and [[priest]]. On [[June 30]], he was elected assistant bishop of Archbishop [[Georges (Tarassoff) of Syracuse]], head of the [[Russian Orthodox Exarchate in Western Europe]], receiving the title of ''Bishop of Zila''. He was [[consecration|consecrated]] to the [[bishop|episcopacy]] in Paris on [[September 5]], 1971, at the age of 80.  He died in Paris on [[May 16]], 1979.
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