Anatolius (Aksyonov) of Kostanai

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His Grace Bishop Anatolius (Aksyonov) of Kostanai and Petropavlovsk is the ruling bishop of the Eparchy of Kostanai, which is one of the constituent dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church's Metropolia of Kazakhstan.


Bishop Anatolius was born Vladimir Aleksandrovich Aksyonov (Владимир Александрович Аксёнов) on November 22, 1958 in Pereslavl-Zalessky, USSR. In 1981, he entered the Moscow Theological Seminary and, in 1985, the Moscow Theological Academy, graduating in 1989. In the meantime he was tonsured in June 1987 and subsequently ordained to the deaconate and priesthood. In 1990, Fr. Anatolius was elevated to the rank of hegumen and in 1995 to the rank of archimandrite.

On February 15, 1998 Fr. Anatolius was consecrated Bishop of Pereslavl-Zalessky and made an auxiliary of the Eparchy of Yaroslavl.

In December 1998, he was transferred to the Russian Far East and in October 2000 made auxiliary Bishop of Yalutorovsk of the Eparchy of Tobolsk.

On October 6, 2010 the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church elected Bishop Anatolius as the first ruling bishop of the new Eparchy of Kostanai.

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Anatolius (Aksyonov) of Kostanai
Preceded by:
Bishop of Pereslavl-Zalessky
vicrar of Yaroslavl Eparchy

Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Bishop of Yalutorovsk
vicrar of Tobolsk Eparchy

Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Bishop of Kostanai
Succeeded by:
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