Elisey (Ganaba) of Sourozh

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'''Archbishop Elisey''' (secular name '''Ilya Vladimirovich Ganaba''', {{lang-ru|Илья Владимирович Ганаба}}; 1 August 1962, Leningrad, USSR), Archbishop of [[Diocese of Sourozh|Sourozh]].
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His Eminence Archbishop '''Elisey (Ganaba) of Sourozh''' is the ruling hierarch of the [[Diocese of Sourozh]] in Great Britain and Ireland. The [[diocese]] is under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Russia]].
  
== Biography ==
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== Life==
Father - Vladimir Ganaba (b. 1934), archdeacon of the Trinity Cathedral in Podolsk, Moscow Oblast. His big brother - archipriest Alexander Ganaba (b. 1957), dean of the same Cathedral.
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Ilya Vladimirovich Ganaba, {{lang-ru|Илья Владимирович Ганаба}}, was born on [[August 1]], 1962 in Leningrad, USSR. His father Vladimir Ganaba was an [[archdeacon]] at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Podolsk in the Moscow Oblast. Later, his older brother, Alexander Ganaba, was an [[archipriest]] and [[dean]] at the same [[cathedral]].
  
In 1971 he moved with his parents to Penza, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
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In 1971, Ilya moved with his parents to Penza, in the Penza Oblast. There he attended school, graduating from high school in 1979. He also served as an episcopal [[subdeacon]] at the [[altar]] and sang in the choir of the Dormition Cathedral in Penza.
  
He served at the altar and at the choir of the Dormition Cathedral in Penza, being in the state of the episcopal sub-deacons.
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He entered the Leningrad Theological Seminary in 1980 before he was accepted in 1982 into the [[St. Petersburg Theological Academy|Leningrad Theological Academy]]. While attending the academy Ilya took [[monasticism|monastic]] vows on [[November 17]], 1985 with name Eliseus (Elisey), in honor of St. [[Elijah|Elisha]]. On [[November 22]], 1985, he was [[ordination|ordained]] [[hierodeacon]] and then [[hieromonk]] on [[January 18]], 1986.
  
In 1980 he entered the Leningrad Theological Seminary. In 1982 he was accepted into the Leningrad Theological Academy, where the November 17, 1985 took monastic vows with name Eliseus in honor of St. [[Elisha]]. November 22, 1985 he was ordained [[hierodeacon]] and January 18, 1986 to the [[hieromonk]].
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On [[June 20]], 1987, he joined the brotherhood of [[St. Daniel Monastery (Moscow)|St. Daniel Monastery]] in Moscow and continued his studies at the [[Moscow Theological Academy and Seminary|Moscow Theological Academy]] from which he graduated in 1988.
  
June 20, 1987 he joined the brotherhood of [[Danilov Monastery|St. Daniel Monastery]] in Moscow.
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From [[December 27]], 1988 to [[October 5]], 1992, Fr. Eliseus served as Deputy Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. On [[January 20]], 1994, he was appointed head of the overseas sector institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  
In 1988 he completed his postgraduate studies at the [[Moscow Theological Academy]].
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During the [[Paschal]] season of 1997 Metropolitan [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kyrill]] of Smolensk and Kaliningrad raised Fr. Eliseus to the dignity of [[archimandrite]].
  
Since December 27, 1988 to October 5, 1992 he served as Deputy Chief of the [[Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem]].
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On [[October 7]], 2000, Fr. Eliseus was appointed the Representative of Patriarchate of Moscow at the Patriarchate of Antioch in Damascus, Syria. On [[March 12]], 2002, Fr. Eliseus was appointed Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.
  
On January 20, 1994 he was appointed head of sector institutions overseas of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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On [[November 26]], 2006 at the Cathedral of [[Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (Moscow)|Christ the Saviour]] in Moscow Archimandrite Elisey was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] Bishop of Bogorodsky, as assistant [[bishop]] to [[Archbishop]] [[Innocent (Vasilyev) of Vilnius|Innokenty]] of Korsun. On [[December 27]], 2007, Bp. Elisey was appointed by the Holy Synod in Moscow as the diocesan Bishop of Sourozh. On [[February 1]], 2010, Bp. Elisey was elevated to the rank of Archbishop by Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow.
  
By the Easter holiday 1997 Metropolitan [[Kyrill I (Gundyayev) of Moscow|Kirill]] of Smolensk and Kaliningrad raised Eliseus to the rank of [[archimandrite]].
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October 7, 2000 he was appointed Representative of [[Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia]] at the [[Patriarch of Antioch]] and All the East in [[Damascus]], [[Syria]].
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==Sources==
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*[http://www.sourozh.org/archbishop-of-sourozh/ Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh]
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*http://www.sgois.co.uk/orthodox_news.html  Bishop of Sourozh
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*[http://dicionario.sensagent.com/russian+orthodox+diocese+of+sourozh/en-en/  Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh]
  
March 12, 2002 he was appointed Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.
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==External link==
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*[http://www.sourozh.org/archbishop-of-sourozh-rus/  Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh] In Russian
  
November 26, 2006 he was consecrated Bishop of Bogorodsk, the vicar of the [[Diocese of Korsun]].
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[[Category: Bishops of Bogorodsky]]
December 27, 2007 he was appointed Bishop of the [[Diocese of Sourozh]].
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[[Category: St. Petersburg Academy Graduates]]
February 1, 2010 he was elevated to the rank of Archbishop by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
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==Sources==
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* [http://www.sourozh.org/archbishop-of-sourozh/ ARCHBISHOP ELISEY OF SOUROZH]
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* http://www.sgois.co.uk/orthodox_news.html
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* [http://www.sourozh.org/archbishop-of-sourozh-rus/ ARCHBISHOP ELISEY OF SOUROZH]
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Revision as of 07:18, October 14, 2011

His Eminence Archbishop Elisey (Ganaba) of Sourozh is the ruling hierarch of the Diocese of Sourozh in Great Britain and Ireland. The diocese is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Russia.

Life

Ilya Vladimirovich Ganaba, Russian: Илья Владимирович Ганаба, was born on August 1, 1962 in Leningrad, USSR. His father Vladimir Ganaba was an archdeacon at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Podolsk in the Moscow Oblast. Later, his older brother, Alexander Ganaba, was an archipriest and dean at the same cathedral.

In 1971, Ilya moved with his parents to Penza, in the Penza Oblast. There he attended school, graduating from high school in 1979. He also served as an episcopal subdeacon at the altar and sang in the choir of the Dormition Cathedral in Penza.

He entered the Leningrad Theological Seminary in 1980 before he was accepted in 1982 into the Leningrad Theological Academy. While attending the academy Ilya took monastic vows on November 17, 1985 with name Eliseus (Elisey), in honor of St. Elisha. On November 22, 1985, he was ordained hierodeacon and then hieromonk on January 18, 1986.

On June 20, 1987, he joined the brotherhood of St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow and continued his studies at the Moscow Theological Academy from which he graduated in 1988.

From December 27, 1988 to October 5, 1992, Fr. Eliseus served as Deputy Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. On January 20, 1994, he was appointed head of the overseas sector institutions of the Russian Orthodox Church.

During the Paschal season of 1997 Metropolitan Kyrill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad raised Fr. Eliseus to the dignity of archimandrite.

On October 7, 2000, Fr. Eliseus was appointed the Representative of Patriarchate of Moscow at the Patriarchate of Antioch in Damascus, Syria. On March 12, 2002, Fr. Eliseus was appointed Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

On November 26, 2006 at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow Archimandrite Elisey was consecrated Bishop of Bogorodsky, as assistant bishop to Archbishop Innokenty of Korsun. On December 27, 2007, Bp. Elisey was appointed by the Holy Synod in Moscow as the diocesan Bishop of Sourozh. On February 1, 2010, Bp. Elisey was elevated to the rank of Archbishop by Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow.

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Elisey (Ganaba) of Sourozh
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Bishop of Bogorodsky
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2006-2010
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Preceded by:
Anthony (Bloom)
Bishop of Sourozh
2010-Present
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