Basil (Shuan) of Beijing

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His Grace Bishop Vasily (Shuan) of Beijing was the first ruling bishop of the Autonomous Chinese Orthodox Church.


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  • 1888 Dec 23: Ignaty Shuan born in Beijing. Would later complete theological seminary at the Spiritual Mission, Beijing.
  • 1915 May 11: Ordained to Diaconate by Bishop Innokenty (Figurovsky).
  • 1948: Dcn Ignaty ordained to priesthood.
Aug 30: Fr Ignaty received monastic tonsure, receiving the name Vasily. Fr Vasily elevated to Hegumen and appointed spiritual director of the Dormition Monastery (male) and the Protection Monastery (female).
  • 1950 Jul: Fr Vasily elevated to Archimandrite.
Dec: Archim. Vasily appointed director of the Catechetical School of the Mission, and a member of the administration of the East-Asian Exarchate.
  • 1951: Patriarch Alexy offered Archim. Vasily the bishopric of Tianjin, but Archim. Vasily declined, citing unworthiness and infirmity. Was priest-in-charge of the Dormition Cathedral, Beijing, and temporary administrator of the Diocese of Beijing.
Feb: Appointed member of the Council of Spiritual Mission.
  • 1957 May 17/30: Archim. Vasily consecrated Bishop of Beijing in the Holy Transfiguration church, Moscow. The consecrating bishops were Metropolitan Nikolai of Krutitsk and Kolomensk, Archbishop Victor of Krasnodar and Kuban, and Archbishop Makary of Mozhaisk.
  • 1962 Jan 3: Bishop Vasily reposes.
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Basil (Shuan) of Beijing
Preceded by:
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Bishop of Beijing
1950-1963
Succeeded by:
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Biography on Orthodoxy in China.

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